The following is an excerpt from Herbal Home Health Care by Dr. John R. Christopher
NOTE: This recipe is in The School of Natural Healing book (The Centennial Edition) by Dr. John R. Christopher. This is a fantastic herbal resource, and I would highly recommend adding it to your home library.
Common name & Latin name are listed below in that order:
I prefer to use powdered herbs for this recipe, as in my opinion they mix better than dealing with cut and sifted herbs, and they take up a lot less room and are easier to mix evenly.
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3 parts Jurassic Green powder
1 part Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
1 part Kelp (Laminaria digitata)
1 part Dulse (Rhodymenia palmetta)
1 part Spirulina (Spirulina platensis)
1 part Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus)
1 part Rosehips (Rosa canina)
1 part Beet root (Beta vulgaris rubra)
1 part Nutritional Yeast
1 part Cayenne (Capsicum frutescens)
1 part Blue Violet (Viola odorata)
1 part Oat straw (Avena sativa)
1 part Carrot (Daucus carota)
1 part Ginger root (Zingiber officinale)
Do you feel your animals require extra Copper and Selenium?
Consider adding the following herbs to 16 oz of Vitalerbs:
1 part (1 ounce) of Brigham Tea (this provides the body more access to copper and safely removes built up copper that the body could not assimilate), 1 part (1 ounce) Chaparral (for more copper), or 1 parts (1 ounce) Milk Thistle (for selenium and support for the kidneys and liver) to the above recipe to provide them with easy to assimilate organic copper and selenium, if needed at your farm. Please note that the pumpkins need to be grown in soil that is NOT deficient in these minerals. Our farm is in an area that is deficient in Copper and Selenium, so I add 1 part (1 ounce) Brigham Tea, 1 part (1 ounce) Chaparral (for more copper), and 1 part (1 ounce) Milk Thistle to every batch (16 oz) of Vitalerbs.
If you feel they need more Zinc, consider adding 1 part of Bilberry fruit powder. I add this in the winter when their diet is higher in alfalfa. This has been harder to find recently, so consider adding an extra part of Dandelion leaf.
If you feel they need more Iron, consider adding 1 part of Yellow Dock root.
Bulk herb sources:
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Here is a link to Dr. Christopher’s informational website, Herbal Legacy: Vitalerbs
BTW, curious what’s in those herbs? This is the herb research website that I use for my own research. 🙂 Happy researching!! Dr. Duke’s Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases