Use Green Tea to Prevent Avian Influenza
Green tea has been grown since ancient times, making a traditional tea that originated in China and has become a popular brew in Japan and China. Green tea leaves contain antioxidants and flavonoids. The compounds in green tea are known to be very effective in healing, consisting of EGCG (epigallocatechin-gallate) which is capable of increasing T-Cells that are beneficial in preventing autoimmune diseases. In addition, other healing elements include fluoride, catechins, and tannins.
The really good news about these compounds is that the catechins in the green tea have demonstrated solid anti-influenza capabilities. “A study conducted on chickens by Lee HJ et al., 2012 showed that adding 10 g/kg of green tea to diet of chickens showed significant antiviral protection against avian influenza.”*
Green tea has some amazing properties that can help keep chickens healthy, just as we know it helps people too. Brew some up for your chickens and while you’re at it, have a cup yourself, and reap the benefits.
For more information click on the link, it is pretty interesting and if you google you will find more studies on green tea support for Avian Influenza and Coccidiosis
Here is a place where I have purchased bulk herbs including green tea for my chickens, they are pretty reasonable.