Herbal Tea for Dogs

Humans have used herbs and spices to add flavour to their food and to treat ailments for thousands of years. So, it should not be surprising that there are many herbs and spices that are good for dogs.

Holistic medicine for dogs includes the use of herbs and spices to treat wounds, ameliorate and remedy ailments and diseases. Allopathic veterinary medicine is by nature a discipline that is designed to excel at emergency medicine, whereas day-to-day health – diet, nutrition, wellness is not the traditional realm of allopathic medicine.

Herbs and spices offer a natural and effective nurturing, that can be used to uplift the overall wellness of many animals on a daily basis.

Ingredients

Decaf Green tea

Full of antioxidants minus the caffeine. Promotes overall wellness.

Arjuna Bark

Aids healthy heart and circulation, lower’s BP, strengthens weak heart muscle. Ideal for senior dogs to help protect them against heart deterioration.

Tulsi

Benefits the immune system; assists in preventing infection & disease in the oral cavity; improves appetite & digestion; reduces gas.

Mint

Aromatic and purifying herb, with notable anti infective properties, keeps mouth & throat healthy and free of odour.

Liquorice

Shown to minimise reactions of insect bites, eczema, symptoms of allergies. Iodine and iron makes it good for nutritional support and pigmentation.

Turmeric

Rich in flavonoids that help relieve stress, promotes healthy blood flow, immune system and lowers BP.

Fenugreek

Helps maintain weight and condition.

Lemongrass

Deodorising effect on the mouth and digestive tract; also helps relieve symptoms of cough, nasal & sinus congestion.

Ginger

Aids food absorption, toothache, ulcers, gum infections and reduces gas.

Garlic

Strengthens the body’s defence against diseases and acts as a flee repellant.

Cinnamon

Mild diuretic; high in anti oxidants; helps cleanse blood and liver.

 

FAQ

Q: Is it safe?
A: All our blends are made using herbs that are deemed safe for animal consumption. To make sure of this, commissioned an investigative report that means they are classed as ‘veterinary approved as safe’. If you have any specific concerns over whether to give these products to your dog, or if they would conflict with any medication they are currently on, you can always seek advice from your vet. We DO NOT recommend giving of the blends to puppies and pregnant or nursing dogs.

Q: Can’t I just give my dog normal tea or regular herbal teas?
A: What you choose to give your dog is ultimately up to you. Lots of people do give their dogs tea, even with milk and sugar but this isn’t something we would recommend. Caffeine is not good for dogs and milk is very hard on their digestive system. As for sugar…. words fail us on that one we’re afraid, other than please don’t give your dog sugar! BOW-WOW blends have been specially designed for a dog’s general well being, with each herb added having a specific purpose.

Q: Isn’t this just another gimmick?
A: No! Absolutely not. Whilst the idea of giving your dog a cup of herbal tea might sound mad, there are huge health benefits to supplementing your dogs diet with key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. By infusing these herbs in hot water, you can ensure all the lovely goodness is being extracted from them. If you still feel a little sceptical, don’t take our word for it – try it to believe it!

Q: What if my dog doesn’t like to drink much?
A: Some of our customers have this issue and have already contacted us to say that they now pour the infusion (without the cold water top-up) onto their dog’s meal. is way they are still going to gain all the nutrients and benefits from the brew. If you choose to serve it this way, please ensure you DO NOT SERVE HOT. Wait until the infusion has fully cooled before giving to your dog.

Q: My dog is on medication, can they still have BOW-WOW Tea?
A: Whilst our blends are veterinary approved as safe, we would always recommend discussing this with your vet before to make sure it will not conflict with any medication your dog might be on.

Q: I have more than one dog, how much should I use?

A: Some of our current customers do use one bag between two or three dogs but we would

always recommend one teabag bag per dog per day, ensuring that the bag is allowed to infuse

as noted on the brewing instructions, to get the maximum bene t.

Q: What recommendations are made when using BOW-WOW products?
A: BOW-WOW seek external advice from a team of experts, including veterinary surgeons, who advise the following: It is not essential, but is recommended, that dogs are over 4 months old before starting any supplement product because their immune and digestive systems may be immature before this age. If your dog is pregnant or nursing, or suffers from a chronic, long-term illness or disease you may wish to seek advice from your veterinary surgeon before using this product alongside other medication. Please remember this product is a herbal supplement only and should not be used to directly replace normal nutrition or medicine prescribed from a veterinary surgeon

Best Tea in Gurgaon | Cafe cum Tea House

Stacked to the shelves, complex sweet aroma, tiny but big enough – some of the traits of our quaint little shop in Sunder Nagar can now be seen on Golf Course Road. Best of Darjeeling, Masala Tea Mango Tea, Sencha, Chinese Jasmine Tea, Oolong, Ice teas and many more!

Moreover, it has a cafe right next to it where we serve the best of our teas and Waffles!

Global Foyer Mall, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon – Our newest little addition is very close to our heart just like you all.

Here’ why you should drop by:

  • Free wifi in the cafe – coming soon!
  • Mittal’s Tea packets – perfect for gifting
  • If you moved to Gurgaon and miss us sometimes

We are looking forward to see you there!

White Tea – An Amazingly Refreshing, Healthy drink

White tea is the queen of teas. The least processed and rarest of all teas. It contains a high amount of anti-oxidants and least quantity of caffeine.Due to its amazing taste, a wide variety of flavours and numerous health benefits, it is slowly becoming a hot favourite.It is made from young tea buds that are picked and dried in the sun without being fired or rolled.

Some of the popular varieties of white tea are listed below:-

Mint White Tea –Mint is the flavour of the season. It consists of select White Peony tea and peppermint leaves. This tea with superlicious taste, prepared by evenly mixing fresh cut mint leaves is a must try. It has a calming effect on the muscles and stomach. Also, these are natural and effective decongestant that can aid in treating a sore throat. Thus, making it a remarkably healthy option.

Silver  Needle White tea – Another variant of white tea is the finest one made up of silvery white buds. It is a  truly delightful drink. It offers a delicate, light, and slightly sweet flavour that sets your mood for the day.Silver Needle white tea can only be harvested in early spring before the tea buds have turned into leaves.

Jasmine White tea – One of the most fragrant teas made of high-quality white tea leaves. It is blended several times with freshly picked jasmine blossoms. The remarkable and pure fragrance in is purely from natural jasmine blossom. Jasmine tea is powerful antimicrobial and bacteria fighter, kills E. coli and other harmful agents in the digestive tract, prohibits dental cavities.

Cinnamon and Cardamom  White tea– This truly revitalizing white tea is another magical flavour. For the spice lovers, the smooth, pleasant tea base mixed with a number of spices offers a perfect taste. The well-balanced flavour composition is a treat to the soul.

Chamomile tea– It is derived from chamomile flower,  golden in color and has an appetizing, fruity flavour. This delightful herbal remedy simplifies various health-related concerns such as intestinal and stomach disorders, anxiety, insomnia, mouth ulcers etc.

Ginger Lemongrass tea– Ginger with the flavour of lemongrass is a hit in this chilling season.This is soothing and has a yummy citrus flavour. Ginger and lemongrass tea have the potential to lower risk of chronic diseases, including cancer, helps in weight loss and reduces inflammation.Thus, an excellent beverage choice this winter to remain healthy.

 

Tea and Indian Cinema

A Book-cum-Journal on some of the most heart warming fables of classic Indian movies and how tea played a vita role in them.

 

‘Tea Talkies’ is a tribute to the creators of Hindi cinema and their art which encompasses myriad aspects of literature, music and culture –an art akin to devotion.

It evokes vignettes from impactful Hindi films which engage, enthuse and enlighten. Cinema about the warmth of relationships, of mutual understanding, of caring conversations, of hope, courage and faith.

And tea as a leitmotif.

Perhaps, we can pause as we hold the cup and view beyond infinity. Perhaps we can reflect on the goodness within and the beauty without. Perhaps we can glimpse grace and courtesy in an interlude.

Cinema and chai – both aspire for eternity in a single moment.

 

 

 

Foreword by Imtiaz Ali

The two great loves of India are brought together to magical effect in Tea Talkies. This beautifully designed book warms your heart – it shows you that just as our lives are incomplete without either tea or cinema , the two are inseparable as well.
-Imtiaz Ali

Infused Waters

We all know how water is the elixir of life. But have you tried infusing your water bottle or the jug at home with some healthy fruits, herbs or spices? When water intertwines with these well wishing add ons, you are all set to transcend your health and wellness. Don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself for a week. Here are some of the creations from our book “Romancing Tea”:

Hibiscus

1 glass water
1 tsp hibiscus owers (dried)

Heat water to 400C. Pour it over the owers and infuse for 2 hours. Strain into a tall glass. Serve chilled.

 

Jasmine

1 glass water
1⁄2 jasmine string (6 to 8 owers)

Wash the owers and place them in a glass.

Pour water at room temperature.

Steep overnight in the refrigerator. Strain and serve chilled.

A second infusion is possible with jasmine owers.

 

 

Cardamom Green

1 glass water
4 green cardamoms

Heat water to 400C and pour over the cardamom placed in a glass pot. Infuse for 3 hours at room temperature or leave overnight in the refrigerator.
Serve cold without pouring out the cardamom.

Buddhism & Tea

It is easy for us to conclude that man discovered the virtues of tea early. But we cannot ignore the endorsement provided to this by the Buddhist Monks. The practice of meditation among the monks for a higher level of self realisation, gave them a higher intellect. They discovered that consumption of tea refreshed their minds and inspired thoughts of wisdom and peace.

Throughout history, we come across prominent individuals – poets, playwrights, thinkers who thought that tea provided a rare balance of being energising and calming; it soothed the nerves of a frayed mind and, at the same time provoked clever & thoughtful reasoning among the people of average intelligence.

The spread of Buddhism, certainly resulted in tea acquiring a higher pedestal among the commodities traded on the silk route. Its steady rise in demand in Russia, Iran, Turkey gave the Chinese growers a lot to cheer about.

But the big boost in trade happened when ships from europe anchored on the South East Chinese ports and vied with each other to get a larger share of the trade. Every time the ships grew bigger and faster, the chinese businessmen found innovative ways to exploit to the hilt, their position of monopolistic strength. Contrary to the role of Buddhism in the spread of tea, the other major religion of of asia, Hinduism, remained aloof and disconnected.

In fact when the english tea companies, tried to introduce tea to Indians in the late nineteenth century, it was opposed by the locals. For the majority of Indians, milk was all goodness – pure, nutritious, fit for the Gods. Whereas tea, they thought, induced physical weakness, produced a jittery sensation in the nerves, and was a mild addiction.