ESSENTIAL OILS VS HERBAL POWDERS 💦🌿 WHICH IS MORE EFFECTIVE? 🧐This is a question we are often asked! As with everything that is worth knowing, there is no one-size fits all answer 😜. But in a nutshell here goes...... HERBAL POWDERS🌿: At a very simplistic level, herbal powderss are most effective to work with issues within the gut. This is where they excel. They can ease inflamation in the gut and improve the microbiome. They are subject to enzymatic activity within the gut and then go through the Liver - both of which can then alter the active constituents of the herbs consumed. Depending upon varying factors they can take a while to make an impact on your dog's health compared to essential oils. ESSENTIAL OILS💦 (Self-selection grade) can be ingested and go directly into the blood stream through either the oral mucosa or sublingually (lining of mouth/under the tongue). Or they can be inhaled through the lungs and enter the circulatory system to be transported around the body within seconds/minutes.
That's why essential oils are so effective for pain and inflammation where an instant response is required. Upon sniffing essential oils, the effect can also be instantaneous as the olfactory receptors are directly connected to the hypothalamus - which in turn influences the limbic system as well as the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous system. This is why they are so effective for emotional issues. So hopefully, you can see that it's a 'different strokes for different folks' - it all depends upon where the root of the issue is! I have only one more key piece of information that basically over-rules all of the above.
THE MOST EFFECTIVE EXTRACT IS THE ONE YOUR DOG CHOOSES !!!!
For more information on how you can help your dog using herbal extracts and essential oils join us at our next Foundation workshop in Cork, Ireland - dates and location soon to be announced.
Hi! My name is Carly and I am a life long lover of Dogs and Horses. When my mare was having regular episodes of Colic I looked around for a solution and found Applied Zoopharmacognosy (also called the self-selection method and free choice botanicals). I was so impressed that I trained in this fascinating effective herbal approach and have gone on now to train others. That was over a decade ago and I am now part of the Whitethorn Team and work with horses and dogs all over the world to help them restore emotional and physical health. As part of the support we offer, we also supply herbal remedies at our online shop along with providing workshops and one-to-one mentoring (Onsite & Online) on how to work with them. We truly hope that you enjoy and maybe learn a little from our blog. Carly and the Whitethorn Team, Sligo Ireland
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