Medicinal plants are not only beneficial to human but also to animals. It can be used to treat intestinal worms, external parasites (lice), diarrhea and wounds of your growing animals to make them healthy and make you money if you sell them.
The following have been tried and found helpful for the following animal ailments such as: …
1. lagundi crush ½ to 1 kilo leaves, mix with 2 to 3 spoons of sugar, give to the animal
2. ipil-ipil — pulverize half a glass of dried seeds, mix with about ½ or 3/4 glass of water, and give one dose. Do not give this to a pregnant animal.
3. Cadris – wash and crush about ½ to 1 kilo leaves, give to the animal
4. Amargoso leaves — crush ½ to 1 kilo leaves, give the juice 1to 3 times.
5. Bunga – pulverize 8-10 young bunga, put in a glass of water and give to the animal.
External Parasites (Lice)
1. Kakawate – wash and crush the fresh leaves – apply on the affected part once or twice a day for one week.
2. Acapulco – do as in kakawate, but apply 2 times a day for 2 weeks.
Loose bowel movement in animals may be due to microbes, worms, contaminated food or a combination of these. The signs are fever, watery discharge, and loss of appetite.
Because of loss of water, salt and nourishment in the body, it is necessary to give first aid to the animal. A good cure is young coconut juice with brown sugar and salt. To arrest the discharge, give concoction of cogon roots, guava or caimito leaves.
1. Caimito – boil ½ kilo leaves in 3 glasses of water until the amount is reduced to a glass. Cool and give to the animal two times a day for 2 days.
2. Banana – feed the animal with fresh leaves 2 times a day for four days or until the animal has recovered.
1. Carrot – clean the carrot, scrape, and mix with dried tobacco leaves. Apply on the wound once a day or every other day.
2. Eggplant – pound eggplant leaves, apply on the wound once or twice daily for one week.