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Black Jack

Black Jack (Scientific name: Bidens pilosa)

It’s a common plant in our Namibian farms and is often looked at as a weed, but today I believe you will be happy when you come across it in your farms.

Black Jack is an antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic and anticancer herb. Good for both humans and livestock.

(a) Benefits to Chickens/ Rabbits/ livestock
√. 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.
√. Aids in proper blood flow.
√. Boosts milk 🥛 production.

(b). Benefits To Humans
√. Prevents ulcers
√. Prevents digestive disorder.
√. Reduces on belly fats (potie).
√. Prevents memory loss
√. Prevents / helps people with cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, heart attack, heart failure, stroke, and diabetes.
√. Prevents varicose veins especially in overweight people.
√. Prevents gout attack by increasing the efficiency of the kidneys to excreate uric acid from the blood.
√. It helps in blood clotting during an injury and healing of the wound.
√. Contains vitamin A that helps in proper vision.

For chickens or livestock, just hang it so that the chickens can feed on the leaves, flowerbuds and soft stems.

For humans, you can cook as vegetables or prepare as tea.

  • How To Prepare As Tea
  • Get a handful of fresh leaves.
  • Wash well.
  • Cut and put in a sufuria, add a cup of clean water.
  • Boil for 10 minutes.
  • Sieve and drink the soup (tea).

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