12.Natural Flea Control Options

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Although Flea season may be at it’s end for this year, fleas are still among us. Today, we discussed Natural Herbal Approaches to Flea Control using herbal and homesteading practices.

Herbs we discussed:

Flower Essences we discussed:

  • Cherry Plum
  • Crab Apple

Homeopathic remedies we discussed:

  • Apis

Recipes we mentioned:

Gamera’s Flea Bane Oil Recipe

Herbs in the News:

Switchboard, the staff blog of the Natural Resource Defense Council, published an article entitled “Can We Make L.A. Graywater Ready?” discussing Mayor Garcetti’s plan to reduce L.A.’s wastewater over the next few years. The Practical Herbalist team discussed responsible use of graywater given the level of chemicals of emerging concern in our water supply.

Further Resources:

Herbal 101

Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed the difference between expectorant and antitussive herbs and how they relieve coughs.

Herbs we discussed:

 

The Practical Herbalist Team

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Candace Hunter, Sue Sierralupe and Patrick Hunter have been working together as the Practical Herbalist/Real Herbalism Radio team for many years. They have published 10 books which are available in Kindle form.

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