Re: Calendula Gel or Cream?
I just bought some raw bulk calendula (dried marigold flower heads) and made a tea for some sick bunnies who have upset tummies. I give this tea to all the animals who have upset tummies. It is an amazing natural antibiotic and keeps the gut flora in perfect balance.
It works from the inside out too so you can make it into a tea and drink it, the taste is not bad, and it will heal skin problems that way too.
I once spent about $3k on vet bills investigating my amazon parrot's stinky poop. My vet consulted with top avian vets, even one who writes for BirdTalk, their conclusion was that she would have to stay on clavamox for life because if she came off it, the stink came right back.
Then I happened to mention it to an herbalist I was acquainted with and she said to give her calendula tea, which I did. Within a few days, the stink was gone, her poop was great and took her off the tea and the infection never returned. That was 6 years ago. She's still fine. The cost of the flower heads at the organic market was less than $1.
Rocky (GSD) has diarrhea right now for some reason and we noticed he has lost weight. So I order a pound of calendula and will put it in his food. I think he has a bug.
Anyway, it's great stuff! You can use too much and even just a little helps a lot!