(cut and sifted)
commonly called St. John's wort, Klamath weed, Tipton weed, Goat weed, Enola weed or "Johanniskraut" in German.
St. John's wort has been used for multiple medicinal uses for over 2000 years. Greek physicians recommended it as a diuretic, wound-healing herb, treatment for menstrual disorders and cure for intestinal worms and snakebites. It was believed to have mystical qualities and was collected to for protection from demons and to drive away evil spirits.
Since the Middle Ages teas and tinctures were made to help with depression, anxiety, insomnia, water retention and gastritis...a trend that upheld until now. Until the late 1990s in Europe alone, tablets, capsules, teas and tinctures accounted for around US$ 6 billion.
St. John's Wort is very suitable for a proper Degu diet since their sensitive G.I. tracts are not used to wet and sugary food. They can become diabetics very easily.
Degus originate from the arid plains of the Andes in Chili and should therefore be fed a variety of herbs, leaves, roots and some seeds. Even the most common pellets are questionable since all pellets are held together by some form of carbohydrates.
Please keep always in mind when you serve your pet new food:
Item does not include bunny bowl.
Please note that some of these herbs like dandelions, red clover and nettles contain a larger amount of calcium compared to other herbs or flowers. In their fresh state some of these herbs may be diuretic but if you have an animal with bladder stones or issues with bladder sludge we suggest to consult your vet before offering these as treats.
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