Organic Chamomile Tea can aid in the following conditions:
- Muscle tension
- A source of antioxidants
- Sleep aid and gentle astringent
- Reduces anxiety
- Reduce inflammation and skin outbreaks
Provide Chamomile tea if your dog isn’t allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemum flowers or other Compositae (Asteraceae) flowering plants.
Good Uses for Dogs
Chamomile, also known as Matricaria recutita, works on the digestive system by calming it and relieving spasms and gas. This tea can help if your dog has a belly ache due to anxiety or gas.
It’s also suitable for dogs who vomit upon getting too excited or after eating. Brew a tea bag or about a tbsp of chamomile flowers in 1 c of boiling water for 15 minutes. When using loose tea, be sure to strain it. Once it’s done brewing, add another cup of water so it is not too strong.
Either use a medicine syringe to administer it orally or chill it and place it in your pooch’s water bowl. When using a syringe, you will want to use approximately 1/4 tsp for every 30 pounds that your dog weighs and repeat every couple hours.
Spray & Eye Drops
If your pup has itchy or irritated skin, put chilled chamomile tea in a spray bottle to cool, comfort, and kill any bacteria or yeast that may be present. When using a spray, your dog should get relief immediately. Put any leftover spray in the refrigerator to keep it cold.
Create doggie eye drops for those who have conjunctivitis, AKA pink eye, from allergies, irritants or infection. First, pour the tea in a coffee filter to strain it. Use a saline contact lens solution to water it down by using 1-part chamomile tea to 3 parts sterile saline solution.
Apply to the eyes with a medicine dropper two to three times daily until the swelling and/or irritation is gone.
Warm or Cool Compress
When a spray doesn’t seem to give them enough relief, a warm tea bag compress is an alternative for minor infections. Use a warm chamomile tea bag that has been soaked in boiling water and apply it to the affected areas. This can be used on your dog’s eyes or skin.
For skin that is irritated due to allergies or flea bites, use a cool compress rather than warm. You can also soak the affected areas, so they are fully saturated.