The Black Jack is a common plant and is often looked at as a weed, but today I believe you will be happy when you come across it. It has benefits to both chicken and human beings because each one of us requires a healthy living.
Black Jack is an antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiphrastic and anticancer herb. That alone explains why you need to look for this plant.
1. Benefits to Chickens
Prevents Coccidiosis which is number one killer in most young chickens.
Improves body weight gain.
Contains vitamins and minerals which are essential for your birds.
Prevents digestive disorder.
Rich in fibre which is of great importance to chickens.
2. Benefits to Humans
Prevents digestive disorder
Reduces belly fats
Prevents memory loss
Prevents/helps people with cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and diabetes.
Prevents gout attack by increasing the efficiency of the kidneys to excrete uric acid from the blood.
How to Use
In chickens, use it as a supplement. Get the plant and hang it so that the chickens can feed on the leaves, flower buds, and soft stems.
To humans, you can cook as vegetables or prepare as tea.
How to Prepare As Tea
Get a handful of fresh leaves.
Cut and put in a pot, add a cup of clean water.
Boil for 10 minutes.
Sieve and drink the soup.
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