herbal tea for birds

Herbal Tea for Birds | A flavorful and health promoting addition.

In the realm of wellness, herbal teas emerge as potent elixirs that not only tantalize the taste buds but also offer an abundance of health benefits to your pet bird. Let's dive into the rich world of herbal teas, exploring their diverse flavors and the myriad ways they can contribute to your birds overall well-being.

Herbal Teas: A Symphony of Nature's Bounty

Herbal teas is a diverse category that isn't truly a "tea" in the traditional sense. Comprising an assortment of infusions crafted from herbs, fruits, and flowers, herbal teas offer a caffeine-free alternative with a medley of flavors.

Wellness Unleashed: Herbal Teas and Health

Herbal teas extend beyond mere refreshment; they serve as natural remedies for various ailments. From soothing chamomile to invigorating peppermint, each herbal infusion carries unique therapeutic properties, promoting relaxation and overall wellness.

Harnessing Nature's Remedies: A Dive into Herbal Infusions

CHAMOMILE:

Chamomile tea relieves muscle spasms and have anti-inflammatory properties as well as aids in digestive health.  Has property as a natural calmatives or sedatives, promoting relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety. Camomile also can address insomnia, reducing stress and anxiety, and potentially alleviating pain.

RED ROSE & ROSE HIPS

Natural source of vitamin C and  have antioxidant properties and are known to support immune function, promote collagen formation, and contribute to overall health. Benefits blood health, liver and kidney function. Great to use when recovering because of its  immune-boosting properties.

HIBISCUS

Hibiscus tea has a natural source of vitamin C which places a crucial role in supporting the function of the immune system, helping the body defend against infections and illnesses. Hibiscus tea can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, promoting cardiovascular health. Synthesis of neurotransmitters like serotonin, which plays a role in regulating mood.

PEPPERMINT

Peppermint tea is great for soothing effects on the digestive tract, reducing inflammation, and potentially addressing symptoms such as nausea, indigestion, or discomfort. Peppermint also has antiviral properties. 

RASPBERRY LEAF

Raspberry leaves are a source of various nutrients, sometimes used to alleviate menstrual discomfort but also has antioxidants properties that play a role in supporting overall health and may contribute to the body's defense against free radicals.

CALENDULA

Calendula is recognized for its anti-inflammatory effects. Drinking calendula tea may help reduce inflammation in the body, making it beneficial for conditions like arthritis or inflammatory skin conditions. Calendula tea may have mild digestive benefits, help combat oxidative stres, enhance immune function, and promoting a sense of relaxation.

LAVENDER

Consuming lavender tea may help combat oxidative stress in the body and reduce inflammation, contributing to overall health. Helps soothe the digestive system, promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve overall mood.  Lavender possesses natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, as well as some pain relief.

DANDELION LEAF

Dandelion leaves are a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and iron. Dandelion is believed to support liver health by promoting the flow of bile, help stimulate digestion by increasing the production of stomach acid, and may help regulate blood sugar levels. Dandelion leaves contain chlorophyll, detoxifying properties. 

MILK THISTLE

Milk thistle tea may offer liver-protective benefits. The active compound, silymarin, is believed to help protect liver cells from damage, promote regeneration, and support overall liver health. Reduced inflammation, rich in antioxidants, mild digestive benefits, contribute to heart health, and helps regulate blood sugar levels.

TULSI

Tulsi is considered an adaptogen, which means it may help the body adapt to stress and maintain balance. Tulsi has anti-inflammatory properties, rich in antioxidants, and contribute to a stronger immune system. Tulsi may help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, promoting cardiovascular health and help regulate blood sugar levels. Tulsi is believed to have anti-anxiety and anti-depressant properties.

How to brew herbal tea

1 teaspoon of Tea ( one herb or mix blend) Or purchase Organic Herbal Tea Mix.

6 to 8 ounces of hot water

Direction:

Use hot water, not boiling to make herbal tea. Place 1 teaspoon in hot water. Let completely cool. Serve to birds. 

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Monika Sangar
Co-founder of Prego Dalliance Sanctuary, Artisan of PDS Parrot Shop


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