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Here at Garden 'N Goat we use herbs for our goat's health.  We feel that the nutritional benefits of
feeding herbs to our animals gives them an advantage.  The advantage is stronger, healthier goats.  
Goats that are more resistant to the illness and diseases that plague their world.   Herbs are a wonderful
tool to be used for prevention, but they are also used for healing.  On these pages I will tell you some of
what I've learned along the way about herbs and how I use them.  If you are planning on using herbs for
your animals or for personal use, please spend some time reading and researching before you put your
plan into action.  Herbs are food, herbs are medicine, herbs are vitamins, but caution should  be
exercised when using herbs because they can also be poison!  More is not always better and some
herbs should not be used with certain other medicines.  The only way you will know if what you are using
is safe is to check it out throughly before using it!  That being said, most herbs can be used without
fear......so don't be afraid to try them.....just be smart about it!

Different people in different areas of the county or the world may not use the same herbs as I do.  Most
herbs usually help with more than one area, so depending on where you live and the availibity of some
herbs and even price, recipes will vary.

Herbs To Have On Hand    

Slippery Elm--(Ulmus fulva)   Action:  Demulcent, emollient, nutrient, astringent.
Excellent herb both internally and externally.  Helps to heal inflamed digestive tracts.  A nutrious food.    
Slippery Elm's properties assists the adrenal glands.  It also works on the respiratory system.  Excellent
ability to remove mucous.  Slippery Elm contains the vitamins E, F, K and P.  It also contains iron,
sodium, calcium, seleniem, iodine, copper, zinc and some phosphorus and potassium.

Hawthorn Berry Extract  (Crategnus oxyacantha)

Echinacea  (Echinacea purpurea)

Nettles  (Urtica dioica)

Tea Tree Oil