Chamomile the underrated calming ingredient.
Chamomile the traditional remedy
Chamomile has been used for years as a traditional and natural remedy to reduce inflammation, and to help de-stress and relax. It has been known to improve our mood by reducing anxiety, as well as helping to treat insomnia.
Chamomile has been used in lots of ways to help induce tranquil effects and promote relaxation. It has been known to feature in essential oils, herbal sleeping remedies such as sleeping tablets, to make chamomile tea which is associated with a wide range of health benefits, and even in calming treats for pets to help them overcome anxiety and brighten their mood.
The benefits of chamomile may include:
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory
- A muscle relaxant
- Helps with anxiety
- Helps to create a relaxed state
An easy herb to grow
If you would like to grow your own Chamomile, then you are in luck as it is rather easy to grow in all climates, and it will continue to grow year on year. The flower is plentiful as it blooms throughout the growing season and can be plucked at any time and dried to be stored and used. For the best results, ensure the Chamomile is planted in part shade as it grows best in cool conditions, however, it can also grow fully in the sun. Some people even say that Chamomile improves the flavors of some vegetables and herbs such as cabbages, onions, and aromatic herbs. This versatile flower can benefit any garden and provide you with some amazing traditional remedies.
Is Chamomile safe for dogs?
As a herb with gentle properties it is generally safe to use with the appropriate dose. As with any supplicant or medication consult the label on the packaging or ask your veterinarian before adding into your dog’s diet.
Chamomile infused treats and supplements already have the correct dosage formulated inside them that makes them safe and effective for your dog. Our Calming range has been thoroughly tested and put through rigorous safety procedures with our 200+ year of collective experience.
Three amazing ways Chamomile can help
1) It can improve sleep quality
Chamomile contains some amazing unique properties that may improve the quality of sleep. It contains apigenin, an antioxidant that binds to certain receptors in the human brain which have been known to help relax us and promote sleepiness.
2) Reduce stress and anxiety
For humans, Chamomile is a well-known age-old mild stress reliver, but it can also be used for our favorite four-legged friends too. Pet experts have been known to use chamomile tea to help calm down hyperactive dogs or those in distress such as worked-up rescue dogs.
3) Helps to sooth IBS
Chamomile has been known to help stomach problems in both humans and dogs. It helps to relax the muscles in the bowel and stomach. It has been known to help gas, indigestion, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Helps soothes gums
Can be used as a very mild pain reliever. People have used Chamomile to help sooth teething puppies. All you need to do is add a couple of drops of chamomile tea to a pup’s mouth with a dropper.
True Leaf Calming Treats
True Leaf Calming Treats include a variety of traditional remedies as well as newer and popular ingredients to create a treat that truly helps dogs to keep calm and relax, improve their mood, and feel happy. We use a delicious combination of 70% fresh poultry, traditional herbs, and the finest quality hemp to make the perfect calming treat package. It is grain free to ensure even the most sensitive of dogs can truly enjoy True Leaf treats and allow the calming effects to work their magic.
The benefits of True Leaf Calming Treats & Sticks
- Rich in hemp: hemp leaf and ground hemp seed, containing omega 3 fatty acids.
- Green tea: for natural calming support.
- Naturally calming herbs: chamomile and lemon balm.
- Grain Free
No need to add chamomile supplements
There is no need to go out of your way to make chamomile tea, or add a powder, or any kind of drops to your dog’s food. True Leaf Calming Treats & Dental Sticks have the perfect measurements to ensure it fits perfectly into your dog’s diet. Simply check the pack to find the instructions and the recommended amount of treats a dog should consume.
All our treats are functional treats for dogs, meaning you can feed them as a reward, training treat or a distraction, not just when your dog needs a little help improving its mood.
The ideal time to use Calming Treats
When your dog is feeling stressed or anxious, they can’t use words to tell us. However, we can tell from their behavior how they are feeling. If your dog is showing symptoms of aggression, untimely urinating, pacing, excessive barking, or sometime destructive behavior, it could all be due to anxiety. By using calming treats during these instances, it can help to relieve their stress. Calming treats are not however a substitute for regular exercise, bonding time, or veterinary prescribed treatments.
How important are treats for your dog’s lifestyle? Do you use them as recreational extras or are they a vital part of your dog’s diet due to important ingredients such as chamomile? Let us know in the comments below.