Giving Herbs to cat

HERBAL ANIMAL REFERENCE

The herbal mix are best absorbed when in liquid form, the medicines go through to the blood stream quickly rather than through the digestive system, stomach if it were in powder, tablet or dry herbal form.  Always seek the guidance and consultation of a qualified herbal pet practitioner.  (not someone who has not had experience in treating animals)



DIFFERENT FORMS OF HERBAL MEDICINES

1.  Herbal Dosage of liquid extract or tincture for general nutritional support:

TO DISSOLE THE ALCOHOL CONTENT FIRST BEFORE GIVING THE DOES TO YOU PET.

Toy dog, cat:   approx.  20 - 30 drops diluted in 20ml of hot boiled water, allow to cool then mixed 1ml in some slippery elm mix and oral syringe 1ml - 2ml side of mouth.
Small Dog:   approx  20 - 40 drops in some sardines and hand feed  or  add to some slippery elm mixed in enough water to make a runny liquid and oral syringe.
Med Dog:      approx 40- 50  drops in some sardines and hand feed  or  add to some slippery elm mixed in enough water to make a runny liquid and oral syringe.
Med to Lge Dog, cow:
  approx.  60 drops mixed in some sardines or slippery elm mix.
Horse:    10 to 20 drops added to carrot and offer or apple juice and oral syringe.

Depending on health, repeat once to four times a day.
* Never give an animal herbs undiluted orally in the mouth.  Must always dilute in some food and hand feed or mix with slippery elm powder mixed in filtered water and then given a little orally or in food (i.e. mashed sardines)


2.   Herbal teas
are not has strong as herbal extracts or tinctures.  So when you make up a herbal liquid tea, twice as much can be added to meals compared suggest herbal extracts concentrate formulas.

3.   Herbal capsules or tablets are less potent again, and take longer to work due to the fact that they are digested through the stomach and absorbed that way.  For fast results, try to use liquid herbs or teas.

 

 

SINGLE HERBS

NATURAL cortisone and estrogen.

Licorice Root, Use it for adjusting female dogs & cats – hormones after spaying (obvious signs can be, hair loss and skin allergies, female dribbling/wetting) for hypoglycemia, bad diabetes, adrenal balancing, constipation and intestinal healing, for the heart and circulatory system. Licorice is used in cough formulas and to stimulate digestive enzymes Dogs to love the taste.

* Do not use on a pet with high blood pressure  (some Heart Disease cases)

NOTE: Hormone (deficient problems) sometimes after spaying.
The natural herbal estrogen are:  Licorice root, Dong quai, and Wild yam.

For example: Start dosage treatment with 3 drops of herbal extract or tincture (add a little hot water in dose to dissole alcohol content first) then put into pets daily meals, increasing gradually five-dayday intervals until incontinence stops. Remain at that dose for a few weeks, then gradually decrease, if symptoms return, start again.

Add 1 teaspoon of Wheat Germ oil daily to meals, and evening primrose oil is a good hormone balancer. Chopped Parsley helps with completely emptying bladder.

(Homeopathic Straphysagria 200C is also highly useful, for healing of operation and also very effective when behaviour problem is displayed also.)


1. Plant constituents traditionally used for chronic inflammatory live anti-inflammatory properties. A large number of remedies are effective for intestinal wall problems.

The following are immediately obvious options in arthritic, skin and other chronic inflammatory diseases:

Marigold ( Calendula Off ) lymphatic and reducing inflammation in the throat and stomach.
Wild yam (Dioscorea Villosa) antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory the on lower gut wall, possibly steroidal effect systemically.
Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) astringent throughout the digestive tract.   (NOT for CATS)
Witch hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana) astringent, throughout the digestive tract
Wild and Roman Chamomiles (Matricaria recutita and Chamaemelum nobile): cooling and reducing inflammatory damage in the upper digestive tract.
Bayberry (Myrica cerifera) warming and astringent, traditionally used in fever management associated with diarrhoea and dysentery.
Slippery Elm ( Ulmus fulva) mucilaginous and healing on the upper digestive tract, best used as an early stage of, and preparatory to, wider treatment.

2. Plant constituents traditionally used for chronic inflammatory diseases with hormonal properties.
Many herbs are rich in stigmasterol and other potentially anti-inflammatory phytosterols; some also have reputations for hormone balancing, and all those below also have a traditional reputation in the treatment of inflammatory diseases.

Blue cohosh herb (Caulophyllum thalictroides )
Black cohosh herb ( Cimicifuga racemosa )
Brazilian ginseng herb (Pfaffia paniculata )
Sarsarparilla herb (Smilax spp)



3. Plant constituents traditionally used for chronic inflammatory diseases with general anti-inflammatory properties.

The traditional herbal approach includes anti-inflammatories in the modern medical sense. These remedies are however less powerful than modern drugs and are most useful as adjuncts to the therapeutic measures listed above.

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium )
Ash ( fraxinus excelsior) moderate anti-inflammatory containing coumarins that inhibit T-cells and prostaglandin biosynthesis.
Devil’s claw ( Harpagophytum procumbens)
Lignum vitae (Guaiacum spp.)
Bogbean (Menyanthes trifoliate )
Popular bark (Populus spp )containing salicylates with established anti-inflammatory properties.
Willow bark (Salix spp) the original source of salicylates and with strong traditional reputation as an anti-rheumatic.  NOT FOR CATS

 


 

HERBS  A to Z

Contra-indications for anti-inflammatory remedies. The use of anti-inflammatory remedies is inappropriate when there is already prescription of strong anti-inflammatory conventional medication unless the intention is to withdraw the conventional medications.


A

Agrimony – This plant is useful in urinary tract infections and- over active or hypermetabolic liver as in chemotherapy or drug excess.

Astragalus – As an immune system builder and strengthener, this herb is a deep tonic that replenishes bone marrow. Anti-fungal/diuretic/expels toxins/pus/aids adrenal. One of the best-known herbs used in Chinese medicine, astragalus strengthens the digestion and stimulates the immune system. It also aids adrenal gland function, acts as a diuretic and dilates blood vessels. Uses – Astragalus can be used to boost the immune system in people who frequently suffer from infections such as colds. It can also be used in convalescence and to aid in cancer treatment and recovery from chemotherapy.
Cautions: Astragalus should not be used in cases of acute infections or fevers.

Arnica (Arnica montana) – For External Use only. (unbroken skin) swelling, pain and bruising, helps with neuromuscular tones as in arthritis. Also known as mountain tobacco, arnica is a well known herbal and homeopathic remedy. It has anti-inflammatory and pain-killing properties when used externally. Uses – Arnica is used to treat bruises, sprains, and swellings.
Cautions: Arnica should not be used internally unless the medicine is in a commercially prepared form. It should not be used on open wounds.

Alfalfa -. Kidney tonic. Alfalfa has a powerful reputation as a healing herb. It is a healthy and nutritious source of chlorophyll, beta carotene, calcium, and the vitamins D, E and K. Alfalfa has laxative, diuretic, and antiseptic effects. It also has a reputation as a detoxifier, able to improve liver function and cleanse the blood. Uses – Alfalfa may be helpful in the treatment of urinary tract infections, and kidney, bladder and prostate disorders. It is also often recommended for bone and joint disorders, digestive problems, skin disorders and ulcers.

Cautions: Anyone with the disease systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) should avoid alfalfa products
Aids in healing allergies, arthritis, morning sickness, peptic ulcers, stomach ailments & bad breath: cleanses the kidneys & removes poisons from the body; neutralizes acids; is an excellent blood purifier & blood thinner; improves the appetite and aids in the assimilation of protein, calcium & other nutrients.   I also like to use the Alfalfa tincture liquid, when the animal is feeling very unwell, and not eating much – give 3 drops inside pets mouth 2/4 times daily until improvement, then reduce the amount.
Dog: 2 teaspoons of freshly chopped alfalfa sprouts with a daily meal as a natural enzyme for good digestion.  NOT FOR CAT (use it in homeopathic form to promote appetite)

Aloe Vera – grows throughout most of the warmer parts of the world. It has been used medicinally for thousands of years and has antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing and wound-healing effects. It also stimulates immunity. Taken internally, it soothes gut irritation, aids healing and is laxative. Uses – When applied to the skin Aloe vera is used to treat burns, minor skin irritations, and wounds. Internally it is used to treat constipation, peptic ulcers, diabetes, asthma and viral infections.
CAUTION: Watch out for the aloe vera products that contain a certain preservative that is commonly used which is the benzoic acid.  Both the acid and its sodium salt, sodium benzoate (usually listed on labels as benzoate of soda), are used to preserve many different kinds of products and foods.

This particular preservative is toxic to a cat’s liver
Use (powder) capsules for CATs instead.

Asthma weed (Chamaesyce hirta) Asthma weed acts on the bronchi of the lungs, causing them to relax and making it easier to breathe. Uses – As it’s name suggests, asthma weed is used to treat asthma. It can also be used to treat hay fever and upper respiratory tract catarrh.



B

Blessed Thistle (Cnicus Benedictus)
Blood Purifier – General Tonic – Liver – Lungs – Kidneys – Heart -Tumors.

I have used this herbal tincture in combination with a couple of others to treat cancer. Oral tumors in dogs and cats have shrunk and completely disappeared after 4 to 5 months of herbal treatment with this herb in conjunction with others added to daily meals.
Reports of success with a dog diagnosed with a brain tumor that had shrunk while on Blessed Thistle caps and natural diet. Treatment took 5 months. For Example small/med size dog – first month give 1 powder from cap (am & pm) in food or preferably in plain yogurt or goats milk, then 2nd and 3rd month give 1 cap (pm) Rest on the 4th month. 5th month 1 cap daily.

Blessed Thistle Tincture is said to have great power in the purification and circulation of the blood. It strengthens all the principal members of the body, as the brain, the heart, the stomach, the liver, the lungs and the kidney; it is also a preservative against disease. Blessed Thistle is also beneficial for those suffering from hepatitis, inflammation of the liver, or cirrhosis of the liver, and is also recommended for animals exposed to smokers in the family and other pollutants in the workplace/environment.

Caution: not to be used with ulcers in the stomach or pregnant animals or humans.


Burdock Root -(Arctium lappa) Cultivated as a food in Japan, burdock is valued as a blood purifier and cleanser. It stimulates the secretion of digestive juices, especially bile. Uses – Burdock is used to treating skin conditions such as psoriasis, boils, acne, and eczema. It is also used to treat arthritis.

Bacopa – depression, breakdown, nerves

Baptisia – having blood cleansing properties for septic conditions and degenerative diseases, it will stimulate metabolism of waste products and cellular repair.

USE WITH CARE = ALSO KNOWN AS: Wild Indigo ~ Indigo Broom ~ Baptisia ~ Horse-fly Weed ~ Indigo-weed ~ Rattlebush ~ Black Root ~ False Indigo ~ Baptisia tinctoria.
Antibacterial, antimicrobial, antipyretic, antiseptic, astringent, cathartic, emetic, emmenagogue, immunostimulant , laxative, cardioactive, purgative, tonic


Barberry –
Good for sluggish liver, gallstones, herpes, ulcers and jaundice, it will lower fevers, inflammations and blood pressure, acts as intestinal strengthener and laxative.


Buchu
– (Barosma betulina) As a urinary disinfectant, it is helpful in chronic cystitis or urethritis in an acid environment, due to colon bacteria invasion. Buchu is a small shrub native to South Africa where it is often used both as a flavoring agent and as a medicine. It has antiseptic and diuretic properties, and acts as a kidney tonic. Uses Buchu is used to treat blood in the urine, bladder infections and other chronic urinary tract disorders. It is also said to be an effective remedy for kidney stones, prostate disorders, cystitis, and rheumatism.

Cautions: Buchu should be used with cautiously in cases of kidney disease.


Bee Pollen
– Since Ancient Greece, bee pollen has been used to increase stamina and endurance among humans. This whole food is a rich source of protein and carbohydrates, a strong immune system builder, speeds healing and is a digestive aid. Bee products are also used as pain relievers, to reduce allergies and to prevent cancer.


Black Cohosh
– As an anti-spasmodic, it works on ovarian neuralgia. thyroid balance, estrogen. Hormone balancing properties. Encourages estrogen production. If pet looses some hair, after being spayed


Black walnut Hull
(IS TOXIC TO A HORSE)

Expel Parasites, gentle laxative, high in magnesium. For intestinal flora imbalances, it tones the GI tract. As an anti-fungal, it may help in yeast infections. Has been successfully used to treat HEARTWORM Positive dogs, a test titer was done 3 months and presented negative to Heartworm. Even when Vet has said that one dog was the worst he has seen. Many animal carers use this herb as a natural Heartworm prevention as well. EG. 1 dropper full daily in meals. Or 1 (powder) capsule daily in meals. Dogs with long coat or sleep indoors as night would not need protection as such, but is okay to give 3 x weekly if desired to do so in high season areas.



Bilberry extract
(Vaccinium myrtillus).

Bilberry extract is believed to help prevent or treat fragile capillaries. Capillary fragility can cause fluid or blood to leak into the tissues, causing haemorrhage, stroke, heart attack, or blindness. Less serious effects include a tendency to bruise easily, varicose veins, poor night vision, coldness, numbing, and leg cramping. Bilberry extract may protect capillaries and other small blood vessels by increasing the flexibility of red blood cell membranes. This action allows capillaries to stretch, increasing blood flow, and red blood cells can deform into a shape that eases their way through narrow capillaries. European clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of bilberry extract for venous insufficiency of the lower limbs in 18-to 75-year-old subjects (Corsi, 1987; Guerrini, 1987). It has been used to treat varicose veins in the legs, where it significantly improved symptoms of a varicose syndrome such as cramps, heaviness, calf and ankle swelling, and numbness (Gatta, 1982). These trials revealed no significant side effects, even at 50 percent over the normal dose. In two clinical trials, a standardized bilberry extract was given to 115 women with venous insufficiency and hemorrhoids following pregnancy. Both studies documented improvements of symptoms, including pain, burning, and pruritus, all of which disappeared in most cases (Baisi, 1987; Teglio et al., 1987).


Blue Violet
– detox, tumors, USE sparingly – can be too aggressive in stimulation for Lymphoma in humans, but dogs handle it a little better.

Blue Violet Leaf – is used with Red Clover as a Detoxifier and blood cleanser.

A Herbal cleanser for pets who have a toxic reaction to the Annual Vaccinations.
E.g. Skin problems, tumors, behavior reaction/aggravations, lethargic, vomiting, shivering, loss of appetite and fever.

* Use it for Cancer, Tumors ( external/internal or oral ), Cysts, Boils and Abscesses, Skin Cancer, and Chronic Skin diseases.

* Highly recommended for any animal that has chronic or acute skin or digestive or respiratory problems and has been vaccinated annually.

If pet has never been well since the last vaccine, or has itchy skin – Use Vaccine Detox Drops



Blue Flag
( Iris versicolor) – Synonyms—Blue Flag. Poison Flag. Flag Lily. Liver Lily. Snake Lily. Dragon Flower. Dagger Flower. Water Flag.

Called a liver lymphatic, it gets natural oils to the skin and is well mixed with other herbs for blood toxicity; powerful liver stimulant; it will increase the metabolism and assimilation of complex foods for deficient body types. It is chiefly used for its alternative properties, being a useful purgative in disorders of the liver and duodenum, and is an ingredient of many compounds for purifying the blood. It acts as a stimulant to the liver and intestinal glands and is used in constipation and biliousness, and is believed by some to be a hepatic stimulant second only to podophyllin, but if given in full doses it may occasion considerable nausea and severe prostration. Commonly grown as an ornamental garden plant, blue flag has a reputation as a blood purifier and cleanser of toxins.

Uses – Blue flag is used to treat skin complaints such as psoriasis and eczema, possibly via its effects on the liver. It is also useful in the treatment of a headache and migraine associated with digestive problems and low blood sugar.
Cautions The root can cause nausea and vomiting. Small doses should be used.



Boswella –
shrinks inflamed tissue, arthritis inflammation, spinal arthritis, hip dysplasia (maintenance dosage)


Bladderwack  (kelp)
– Cancer, Glandular Insufficiency helped, increases glandular activity.


Bilberry
-Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) Bilberry has a long history of use, both as food and medicine, but renewed interest was sparked when Second World War pilots noticed that their night vision improved after they ate bilberries. Bilberry strengthens capillaries, stabilizes collagen, reduces blood clotting, lowers blood sugar, relaxes smooth muscle and helps to prevent and cure ulcers. It also has antioxidant activity.

Uses – Bilberry is used to treat eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration, blood vessel problems such as varicose veins, and ulcers.

 

C

Capsicum – Promotes cleansing of the circulatory & digestive system; reduces fever, purifies the blood; helps prevent muscle aches, tiredness, skin blemishes, headaches, rheumatism, ulcers & sore throats; helps in regulating your blood pressure and pulse rate.

Clivers (Galium aparine) Other names: Barweed, Bedstraw, Catchweed, Goose Grass, Grip Grass, Hayruff, Hedge-burs, Scratchweed, Stick-a-back.
Clivers is sometimes used to treat urinary tract infections and skin disorders, but its effectiveness remains to be proven. Other unverified uses include ulcers, infected glands, kidney and bladder stones, bladder inflammation, difficult urination, swelling due to water retention, and breast lumps. In Asian medicine, it’s considered a remedy for stomach bloating, blood in the urine and other urinary problems, and deep-seated skin infections (carbuncles etc).

Cayenne (capsicum) emergency – heart attack stimulant congestion – 1 or 2 capsules of Cayenne pepper powder down the throat. For Improvement of circulation. It is very hot in taste, so only very small amount needed. Eg. 1 to 2 drops orally for pet or add drops to water for drinking for humans.

Chickweed (Stellaria media) Allergies, Appetite, asthma, blood poisoning, boils, bronchitis, cancer, colon problems, cleansing, constipation, diabetes, hay fever, hemorrhoids, inflammation, rheumatism, skin problems, sore throats, swelling, tumors, ulcers.
Use in rheumatism where the pains shift a lot; also it helps control dietary fat metabolism. A common garden weed, chickweed is a vitamin and mineral- rich herb. It is rich in B complex vitamins, iron, copper, calcium and zinc. It can be used externally to relieve itching, and has wound-healing and emollient properties.
Uses – Chickweed is usually used to treat itchy skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, boils, wounds and bruises.


Calendula – (Calendula officinalis) It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal and wound-healing properties when used externally. It is used as a skin wash for the fast healing of wounds, burns, insect bites, skin lesions, cut and abrasions. A favorite of homeopaths, it is used in compresses and salves as a very effective first aid remedy. On wounds and abscesses, make sure the opening is completely cleaned out and all pus removed before applying the salve or compress – calendula closes the skin rapidly and no toxins should remain inside the wound once the skin is closed. Calendula oil is used for ear infections, infected anal gland impact (gently massage gland sacs, to soften glands, and press to release fluid gently.

Dilute 10 drops into one cup of water makes a good healing lotion for cuts and broken skin. * Calendula Herbal drops neat will stop bleeding on an open wound. – ( For car injuries and accidents – Internal bleeding, use homeopathy remedies, specifically for haemorrhaging & shock and bruising )    NOTE: It stings a lot when it is undiluted, so only use in an emergency. And diluted first so it does not sting.

Cascara Sagrada – gentle natural laxative for chronic constipation.

Chapparal – Tones the liver and increases dietary fat metabolism; treats rheumatism, malignant growths, and radiation poisoning; pulls heavy metals out of the body. Aids in healing skin blemishes, acne, arthritis & allergies; promotes hair growth; acts as a natural antibiotic within the body with no side effects.

Corn Silk – Used for painful urination to soothe the membranes, increase urinary output and dilute solid waste.

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) An immune system enhancer, it has found use in arthritis, cancer, allergies and systemic Candida, HIV and AIDS, while reducing side effects of chemotherapy; also increases circulation and inhibits the formation of plaque and blood clots in the brain. Heart and arteries, lowering blood pressure and helping with thrombosis; anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor, it helps the body fight infections better. Diabetes, respiratory & circulatory. Cat’s claw has been used by Peruvian Indians to treat a wide range of health problems. It boosts immune and digestive system function and has antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects. Uses Cat’s claw is used to treat bowel disorders such as Crohn’s disease, and colitis. It may also help to treat arthritis and bursitis and support chemotherapy patients.

Cats Claw (TAO free) is used for support the cancer patient as it is a immunomodulator.  Caution: Cat’s claw should not be used during pregnancy.

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) broken and fractured bones, sprains and damaged tendons; it will stimulate respiratory organs and eliminates expectoration; helpful in arthritis, stomach problems, ulcerated tonsils, abscesses, and wounds; makes an excellent mouthwash for bleeding gums; good for anaemia and diarrhea. With extended use, it may irritate the liver. Also known as knitbone, comfrey has a good reputation as a wound healer. It is soothing, healing and anti-inflammatory.
Uses – Comfrey is used to treat fractures, wounds, sprains, psoriasis and eczema. Internally it has been used to treat gastrointestinal problems. It has been a woman’s all-healer for thousands of years. Because it works, the FDA has banned its sale. You will need to grow your own.
Comfrey is a wonderful herb, used internally and externally speeds the healing of bruises, tissue and ligament tears, and broken bones non-unions. ….. One of our dogs eats straight off the plant whenever he needs this herb for soothing digestive discomfort.

Comfrey also rids the Bacteria of Streptococcus and Staphylococcus bacteria, heals urinary tract infections with blood in the urine, heals the lungs and respiratory problems, and heals skin wounds, bites and itching (externally). It is a natural herb for horses & other pets which can act as a nutrient, detoxifier, blood cleanser, infection/inflammation fighter.  *Can chop this herb’s fresh leaves and roots as a poultice, for sprains, splints, shin soreness, bone fractures with horses. Comfrey is also rich in Vitamin B12 so feed a small handful of chopped leaves to a horse that needs a pick-me-up.

Cautions: If Comfrey is given in very large amounts for a longer period as it contains compounds which can caused liver damage.  Otherwise is very safe and very effective for healing animals and humans. We often use the Comfrey in Homeopathic formulations for small animals (Symphytum Off 30C) for easer application as tasteless drops on head or orally.


Co enzyme 10 Supplement – heart circulation,  Feline AIDS.

Cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum) An essential ingredient in cooking, cayenne is also known as the chilli or hot pepper. It contains carotene molecules which have powerful antioxidant effects. Cayenne can also help digestion, improve circulation and lower cholesterol and blood fat levels. When applied topically, it acts as a pain reliever.
Uses – Topical cayenne pepper preparations are used to relieve pain in cases of arthritis, headaches and diabetic neuropathy.
Cautions: High doses on an empty stomach can cause gut irritation and eventually ulcers in susceptible people.

Celery seed (Apium graveolens) The wild version of the well known vegetable, celery has diuretic and antiseptic effects. It also relieves smooth muscle spasm and may lower blood pressure.
Uses – It is used to treat arthritis and urinary tract infections.
Cautions: Celery should not be used during pregnancy or by anyone with kidney disease.

Chamomile ( Matricaria recutita)- general nausea, clingy pets, nervine (10th crania nerve) and all branches. A popular herbal tea, chamomile has many beneficial effects. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, aids digestion, relieves muscle spasm, is a relaxant and has wound-healing effects. Uses Chamomile is used to treat many conditions including asthma, hay fever, sinusitis, gastrointestinal disturbances, menstrual and menopausal problems, nervous tension, insomnia and tension and digestive headaches. An excellent cleanser & toner of the digestive tract; aids in calming the nerves; expels worms & parasites; improves the appetite & helps eliminate dandruff. Externally it can be used to treat skin problems and conjunctivitis.
Cautions: In rare cases, there may be an allergic reaction to chamomile.

Cleavers (Galium aparine) Also known as goosegrass and catchweed because of its sticky leaves, cleavers has long been valued as a tonic for the lymphatic system. Uses Cleavers is used to treat skin disorders such as psoriasis, eczema and acne. It is also useful in treating swollen glands and urinary stones.

Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) A popular and delicious juice drink, cranberry also has valuable effects on the urinary system. However, it does contact a huge amount of sugar.  So I personally do not recommend using this juice.
Uses – Cranberry is used to treat urinary tract infections and as a long term preventive for kidney stones.


D

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Fresh whole plant as an electrolyte balancer, this is our best diuretic because it doesn’t deplete potassium in the cat or dog, it is good for kidney inflammations. Has blood cleansing effects.  Kidney and liver tonic. A well known garden weed, dandelion is much valued as a herbal remedy. It is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including potassium. The root is used to improve digestion as it stimulates the flow of digestive juices, including bile from the liver and gallbladder. This can have beneficial effects on many conditions. The leaves have a diuretic effect.  Uses – Dandelion root is used to treat liver conditions and improve liver function. Both leaves and root can be used to treat arthritis and skin conditions.
Excellent for anaemia because it is high in iron, calcium and other vitamins and minerals. A very good diuretic.
– Useful in kidney and bladder problems. For a horse with bladder infection, give at least five ( three for a pony) cups chopped plants a day for four to five days.

Devil’s Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens)- A good first approach for rheumatoid and osteoarthritis as an anti-inflammatory and acts to decrease blood fats, cholesterol and uric acid levels; also good for gout and adrenal cortical problems. It has strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Uses – Devil’s claw is used to treat arthritis, liver and gallbladder complaints. Very effective for arthritis symptoms as well as liver and kidney problems.

Dong Quai ( Angelica sinensis )- Reproductive hormone balancer. Dong quai has a reputation as a very valuable remedy for women as it contains compounds which can regulate female hormone action. Dong quai also lowers blood pressure, increases blood flow to the brain and other parts of the body, and has also been shown to have mild tranquillizing and pain- relieving effects.


E

Echinacea – (Echinacea angustifolia, E. purpurea, E. pallida) Is a herbal antibiotic on the level of penicillin. It is an infection fighter active against strep bacteria (abscesses and boils ), a blood cleanser (blood poisoning, snake bite, poisonous insects), and a glandular and lymphatic system cleanser. Use it particularly for respiration infections and any disease above the waist.
Use it only when really needed, and keep pet or person on it for a max of two weeks to prevent symptoms from returning.

Cats:   Add 5 drops to meals 2 x daily.   (but first, dissolve a tablespoon of boiled hot water to a dose before giving in food or orally)  This will burn off the alcohol content.
A blood purifier stimulates white blood cell count at an area of infection; its anti-viral, antibacterial, and anti-biotic properties stimulate quick tissue repair. Good for colds, flu, infections, and fevers. antibiotic immune strengthener. Highly valued by the American Indians, echinacea is now used all over the world. It stimulates the immune system, helps in tissue healing and has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-cancer effects. Uses Echinacea has long been used to treat infections such as colds and flu. It is also useful in aiding wound-healing, treating arthritis and alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy.

Elderberries (Sambucus nigra) Elderflowers have diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-catarrhal actions. They raise body temperature, causing sweating which is useful in stimulating the immune system. The bark and berries have laxative, diuretic and anti-inflammatory actions. Uses Elder is mainly used to treat colds, flu, dry coughs, sinusitis and catarrh.

Elecampane (Inula helenium) Elecampane’s Latin name comes from Helen of Troy as the herb was said to spring from her tears. It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects. It is a digestive tonic, an expectorant, and also reduces coughing by relaxing the bronchial muscles. Uses Elecampane is used to treat chronic coughs, bronchitis and asthma. It can also be used for gastrointestinal problems.

Eyebright (Euphrasia rostokoviana)- has anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory and astringent actions. It is the main herb for protecting and maintaining the health of the eye. Acts as an internal medicine for the constitutional tendency to eye weakness.
-Will remove cysts that have been caused by chronic conjunctivitis.


F

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)- Calmative to expel to expel gas, stomach cramping and intestinal colic. It is also mildly calming to coughs and colds causing amenorrhea. It will increase lactation in nursing mothers. While the root is eaten as a vegetable, it is the seeds which are used medicinally. Fennel has anti-inflammatory and diuretic effects. It also acts as a digestive aid and increases milk flow in breastfeeding women.
Uses – Fennel can be used to treat respiratory infections and digestive problems such as gas and bloating. It can be used externally as a gargle and as an eyewash to treat eye infections.

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) anti-inflammatory stomach disorders. Allergies, Anemia, bronchitis, bruises, colitis, colon, cough, diabetes, digestive disorders, fever, flu, hay fever, headache, lung problems, migraine headaches, mucous membranes, pneumonia, sinus congestion, sore throat, ulcers, water retention. It has expectorant, demulcent, vulnerary, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, and blood pressure-lowering actions. Uses – Fenugreek is used to treat sore throats, bronchitis and to improve digestion.

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) treatment of migranes, acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic by opposing prostaglandin action. It may also help arthritis in acute inflammatory stages Feverfew, a member of the sunflower family, has been used medicinally for centuries. It inhibits the manufacture of substances which promote inflammation.  Uses – Feverfew is mainly used to treat and prevent migraine attacks. It is also used to treat headaches and rheumatoid arthritis. Cautions: Feverfew should not be used during pregnancy.

Figwort (Scrophularia nodosa) Figwort is used to cleanse and purify the blood. Uses Figwort is used to treat skin diseases such as eczema, acne and psoriasis.

Flax (Linum usitatissimum) Highly valued for its fiber and oil, flax has been cultivated for thousands of years. Flax seeds are a good source of beneficial omega-3 fatty acid and is proven a Oil that will repress Tumor Growths.



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Garlic -(Allium sativum) Acts on bacteria, viruses and intestinal parasites. Used medicinally for 5000 years, garlic has many well-researched effects. It is antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory. It boosts immune function, helps digestion and has also been shown to have anti-cancer effects. Garlic also reduces cholesterol, blood pressure, blood clotting, and limits free radical damage to blood fats. Uses Aside from culinary uses, garlic is most often used to treat high cholesterol and blood pressure. It is also used to treat infections and digestive and respiratory problems. Is extremely effective in dissolving and cleansing cholesterol from the blood stream; it stimulates the digestive tract; it kills worms, parasites and harmful bacteria; it normalizes blood pressure and reduces fever, gas & cramps; it used by athletes for increasing physical strength & energy. We found the Aged Kyolic liquid very effective.  
Dosage: Crush fresh garlic (1 clove only) into (large to med size dog ) dog’s daily meals.  
NOT FOR CATS.

Gentian (Gentiana lutea) A well known ‘bitter’ tonic, gentian has been used for centuries to improve digestion. It stimulates the flow of digestive juices including saliva and bile, and helps stimulate gut movement. Gentian improves appetite.
Uses – Gentian is used to stimulate digestive activity whenever this is necessary. It is also used to treat digestive complaints such as dyspepsia, gastritis, diarrhoea, nausea and heartburn.

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) For intestinal cramping and gas, indigestion; will cause sweating in a dry fever with chills. Aids in fighting colds, colitis, digestive disorders, flu & gas. it helps increase the secretion of saliva; is excellent for the circulatory system and helps increase stamina. Ginger acts as an antioxidant and has  antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and pain-killing properties. Beneficial effects on the heart. Ginger has anti-ulcer activity and improves the function of the muscles in the gut while helping to relieve spasm. Ginger is also valued for its warming properties.  Uses – Ginger is used to treat motion sickness, nausea and vomiting; inflammatory conditions such as arthritis; and to improve digestion. Cautions: Large doses on an empty stomach may cause irritation and with long-term use may lead to ulcers.

Gingko Biloba – antioxidant, brain tonic, circulation. The ginkgo tree is the only survivor of the world’s oldest living tree species. It has many valuable effects including stabilising cell membranes, reducing free radical damage, improving blood circulation and enhancing oxygen and glucose use. Ginkgo is particularly beneficial for brain, nerves and blood vessels.  Uses – Ginkgo is used to treat senile conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease; hardening of the arteries; thrombosis, depression, and allergies. It is also used as a treatment for oxygen deprivation. In elderly people, ginkgo improved pain-free walking distance by 30 percent to 100 percent (Foster, 1990). A German study documented benefits of long-term ginkgo use in reducing cardiovascular risks, including those associated with coronary heart disease, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and diabetes mellitus (Witte et al., 1992). By maintaining blood flow to the retina, ginkgo extracts inhibited deteriorating vision in the elderly. An adequate amount of extract may reverse damage from lengthy oxygen deprivation of the retina.

Ginger Extract prevents tumor formations, warning and stimulates – humans and animals.   Cautions:  Very very large doses may cause diarrhoea and vomiting.

Ginseng (Panax ginseng and Eleutherococcus senticosus)There are several types of ginseng, the best known varieties being Korean or Chinese ginseng (Panax ginseng) and Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus). Korean ginseng is considered to be more stimulating than Siberian ginseng. Both types of ginseng have a long history of use in Chinese medicine as tonics. They enhance the body’s ability to cope with stress, improve energy metabolism, lower blood sugar, boost immunity, enhance liver function, and regulate cell growth.  Uses – The anti-fatigue and anti-stress properties of both types of ginseng are used to increase physical and mental performance in people who are debilitated and suffering from stress. Korean ginseng is also used to treat diabetes, to lower cholesterol, to enhance reproductive system function, to treat menopausal symptoms, to improve immunity and to prevent cancer. Siberian ginseng is often used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome, to combat the side effects of cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy, and to treat rheumatic pain in the elderly.  Cautions: Ginseng should be avoided by people who have acute infections, high blood pressure or anxiety. Some people experience side effects with ginseng. These include high blood pressure, nervousness, insomnia, skin problems and diarrhoea.


Golden Rod
(Solidago virgaurea) Also known as woundwort and Aaron’s rod, golden rod has diuretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and astringent actions. 
Uses – Golden rod is used to treat kidney and urinary infections and stones. It can also be used to treat respiratory catarrh and arthritis. …. We grow most of these herbs in the garden, as easy as picking a fresh leaf and crushing adding boiled water to it, let it steep for 5 minutes then let it cool.  Dosage: Give a cat 1/2 teaspoon orally or in food 2 x daily.  Double the amount for dogs.


Goldenseal –
Antibiotic/penicil
lin. Powerful tonic to these tissues, it may alleviate gastritis, ulceration, colitis and some hayfever symptoms. Goldenseal prevents bacteria from attaching to cells, stimulates the immune system, lowers fevers, and has anti-cancer effects.
Uses – Goldenseal is used to treat inflammatory digestive conditions such as gastritis, peptic ulcers and colitis. It is a liver cleanser and antiseptic, and is used for internal bleeding and bowel diseases (colitis etc). It lowers blood sugar and is a natural insulin. It heals the mucous membranes and is used externally for skin cancer. * Use goldenseal as an elixir for pets with cancer, feline leukemia, feline infectious peritonitis, and tumors. Do not use goldenseal with hypoglycemic animals or add licorice root to goldenseal for them. Monitor diabetic pets closely. Use particularly for any infections below the waist – stomach, bowel, digestive.  * Also dilute with water and use as an antiseptic for wounds, infections irritations etc.


Gotu Kola
( Centella asiatica) – As a cerebral stimulant, it carries nutrients for transport to the brain and rejuvenates neural synapses to help with poor memory and sluggish brain activity, combines with skullcap and Oregan Grape as it will improve skin quality and calm the central nervous system. Arthritis, nervous system, works on the kidneys (yin) and the elderly. Gotu kola has been used as a medicine for thousands of years and has a reputation as an anti-ageing herb. It has wound-healing and sedative properties, and also improves mental function. Uses Gotu  kola is used to treat wounds, burns, cellulite.  
Cautions – Gotu kola is toxic in hugh doses.


Gravel Root
(Eupatorium purpureum) Also known as kidneyweed, gravel root has beneficial effects on the kidney and urinary system. 
Uses – It is used to treat kidney and urinary infections and stones, prostate inflammation and gout.

Grapeseed – Antioxidant. Grape seed extract PCO has also been found to reduce the coughing, wheezing, weakness, mucous and recurring respiratory infections. Slows cancer cell growths, a powerful antioxidant. Another anti-oxidant, giving a healthy cardiovascular. Is 20 times stronger that Vit C and 50 times stronger than Vit E in neutralizing ‘Free Radicals”. Free Radical damage is linked to over 60 major diseases. This is one of the main cancer herbs we use, successfully! Anecdotal reports from people using grape seed extract credit it with helping the following conditions: Allergies; arthritis; asthma; blocked coronary arteries; poor circulation; high cholesterol; diabetes (insulin dependence); edema; glaucoma; headaches; hemorrhoids; joint inflammation; legs jerking at night; enlarged prostate; skin: brown spots, cellulite, eczema, itching, psoriasis, sagging, old surgical scars, spider veins.


Grindelia
– tonic effects on the lungs and kidneys, its stimulating action makes it useful as an expectorant to cough up obstinate catarrh. For the Urinary tract, it is mildly diuretic. 
Uses as a skin cream as it forms a lacquer coating on the skin, cools and prevents spreading from itching.


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Hawthorn Berries – heart tonic muscular tone to cardiac action, as a heart tonic good for myocarditis. This herb can be added to daily meals over a long period. Native to Europe, hawthorn has a reputation as a heart tonic. Hawthorn acts to strengthen blood capillaries and connective tissue. Hawthorn improves the blood supply to the heart, improves the strength of heart muscle contraction, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and reduces angina attacks. Uses – Hawthorn is used to treat atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, and cardiac arrhythmias.

Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) Astringent and tonic to the circulatory system, it strengthens and tones the veins.  Horse chestnut is a valuable remedy for strengthening veins. It can be used externally and internally. Uses Horse chestnut is used to treat vein problems such as varicose veins, haemorrhoids and thrombophlebitis.  Cautions Horse chestnut should not be used by those with kidney disease.

Hops – (Humulus lupulus) calmative, seizures, promotes sleep, control nervousness and nervous stomach problems. Hops have been used to brew beer since Roman times. Highly valued for their medicinal properties, hops have sedative, soporific, diuretic and antibacterial effects. Hops also relieve muscle spasm and act to improve digestion. Uses Hops are used to treat insomnia, restlessness and nervous tension. The herb can also be used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and dyspepsia.
Cautions Hops should not be used in cases of depression.

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) – diuretic, silica, asthma and kidney disorders, strengthens tissues . Horsetail is a rush-like plant with hollow jointed stems. It is rich in silica and other minerals and has diuretic and healing properties. It also stops bleeding and tones the bladder. Horsetail may also promote the healing of broken bones and connective tissue. Uses Horsetail is mainly used to treat urinary tract and prostate disorders such as cystitis, urethritis, kidney stones, prostatitis and incontinence. It may also be useful in the treatment of arthritis and bone diseases. It can be used externally to stop bleeding and heal wounds. Horsetail builds the immune, glandular, and nervous systems, plus skin,coat,teeth, and nails.  It helps in expelling parasites/worms and is a diuretic.


Hyssop
– respiratory anti-viral and anti-spasmodic for croupy coughs, bronchitis and asthma; will bring on sweating with dry skin and a fever; a relaxing nervine for petit mal seizures and anxiety states.



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Juniper Berries – diuretic, and is used for cystitis & urethritis.   *** Warm tea of Juniper Berries every 2 hours, rids ‘flu’ quickly in a short time.


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Kelp – mineral of Iodine, natural thyroid gland assistance for hypothyroid pets, helps with low blood pressure with traces of magnesium which is good for muslce relaxation. 1 teaspoon in med size dogs daily meals of a home prepared one.

 

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Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)This essential oil-rich herb has a long history of use as a remedy for nervousness and depression. It has calmative, nervine, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressive, diaphoretic and anti-microbial effects. Uses: It is used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia, flatulence, allergies, migraine and viral infections such as herpes.

Liquorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)One of the most widely used herbs, liquorice has an important place in both Western and Eastern herbal medicine. It has hormonal, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antibacterial and antiviral effects. Liquorice has also been shown to stimulate the immune system. Uses: Liquorice has been used to treat inflammatory and allergic conditions, colds, viral infections, hepatitis, premenstrual syndrome, Addison’s disease, peptic ulcers and skin conditions. Cautions: Long-term use of liquorice can raise blood pressure. It should not be used during pregnancy or by anyone with very high blood pressure, liver disease or kidney failure.   Liquorice Root -detox for liver, kidney, stimulates adrenal gland (so do not use if you have chronic fatigue or adrenal fatigue), respiratory, bronchitis, coughs, skin conditions.

Lecithin grains – nerves, nerve protection, good for heart dogs, seizure dogs. 1 teaspoon in daily meals. Also for heart or seizure conditions, please seek Animal therapist for natural medicines and allergy free diet to heal condition and repair damages.

Lobelia – in moderate doses it will relax the lungs and anti-spasmodic for seizures.



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Marshmallow (Althea officinalis) Marshmallow has a reputation has a soothing, healing plant. It has demulcent, emollient, diuretic, anti-inflammatory and expectorant actions. Uses: Marshmallow is used to treat stomach and duodenal ulcers, catarrh, coughs, colds and urinary tract infections.

Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) (not for CATS) Long a remedy for flu, fever, and arthritis, meadowsweet contains an aspirin-type compound called salicylic acid. It has antiseptic, anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Uses: Meadowsweet is used to treat rheumatism, ulcers, diarrhea, kidney problems and gastric acidity.

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) As it’s common name suggests, motherwort is useful for women’s disorders and as the Latin name suggests, it is also beneficial in treating heart problems. Uses: Motherwort is used to treat delayed, absent or painful periods, menopausal changes, in childbirth and for heart palpitations.

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) St.Milk thistle, which is native to Europe and some parts of the USA, has powerful liver-protecting properties. It prevents damage and improves function. Uses: Milk thistle is used to treat liver disease, including cirrhosis and hepatitis.  It is also used to treat gallstones and psoriasis. This LIVER Herb is a MUST for ANY animal that has been on Cortisones ( ANY TIME) vaccines or given heartworm drugs or any other toxic drugs that destroy the pet’s liver.  Combing Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum seed) and Dandelion together make a good & gentle liver cleanser, detoxifier, and repairer. *Use it for liver or kidney damage, hepatitis (include Echinacea), jaundice, leptospirosis, and parvovirus recovery. It may be helpful in chronic skin disorders, tumors, and cancer. This is a major antioxidant.  Pets that have been on a lot of Veterinary drugs – ie Heartworm prevention drug, Vaccinations, de-worming drugs, or chemotherapy need this cleansing, repair and protector of the above herbs.
Dosage: DOG – add 3ml herbal extract daily in meals.

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) Highly valued has a respiratory remedy, mullein has expectorant, demulcent, diuretic, anti-inflammatory, nervine, anti-spasmodic and astringent actions. Uses: Mullein is used to treat respiratory disorders, particularly bronchitis.A bone, flesh and cartilage builder; aids in healing respiratory ailments, asthma, bronchitis, diarrhea, sinus congestion; soothing to any inflammation and relieves pain; acts to relieve spasms & clears the lungs.

Japanese 5 Mushrooms Extract (Shiitaki16.6%, Maitaki 16.6%, Reiishi 16.6%, Hakumokuji 25%, Tochukaso 25%)

Immune Builder (feline AIDS) Cancer, tumors growths for dog, cat and horse. NOTE:  pet who have cancer – tumor growths,  consider trying some of the 5 mushroom along with other anti-cancer herbs & Homeopathic formulas, suited to each individual animals needs! Please seek a qualified Herbal or Homeopathic Animal Practitioner for recommendations and dosages. In general treatment give 9 drops 2 x daily in meals for small dog or cat.  Double the dosage for med size dogs. Feline AIDS, using the 5 Mushroom Extract along with a Liver repairer, natural supplemented diet, is a excellent start to fighting the cancer cells gently and effectively. Also change your pet to an all preservative free diet with vitamin and mineral supplements, Rose Hip and Vit E as additives etc. These mushrooms can be used fresh and extracts are also available in capsule form.  Uses: These mushrooms can be used to treat and prevent a wide variety of disorders, including cancer, tumor, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, viral infections, high blood pressure, heart disease and fatigue.


Myrrh
(Commiphora molmol) Myrrh has an ancient reputation as a cleansing agent and it has antiseptic, anti-fungal and astringent effects. It is often used in mouthwashes. Uses: Myrrh is used to treat sore throats and infected gums. It can also be useful in the treatment of thrush (Candida albicans infection) antiseptic, astringent, stomach virus, coughs, asthma.


Maitake
anti-cancer with stomach, liver, leukemia, Aids. hypertension. (diabetes, by lowering blood glucose)


Morin Extract
– (Noni Juice) all conditions – kidney, arthritis, energy, cancer, diabetes.  (Noni plant ) This formula is made in Australia only, this fruit is the only one that has properties that can regenerate tissue cells. Eg. Kidney Disease, also a great tonic for sick/cancer and/or elderly pets.  If you have the Noni Juice, this works just as well for animals. 
Use this concentrate formula or the Noni Juice – add a dropper full in each daily meal. Cats and dogs.


Mullein
– respiratory, constipation, throat, asthma, bronchitis, nervous system


Marshmallow
– soothing agent for inflammation of the mouth, stomach, intestines, kidneys and bladder; similar immune stimulant properties found in Echinacea. Soothing gastro-intestinal disorders, raw throat.

Mistletoe – heart, circulation, heart-failure, congestive heart failure, edema, weak heart, cardiomyopathy, constipation, dysmenorrhea, rheumatic pain, cancer, liver congestion. Actions: stimulant, diuretic, digestive, anti inflammatory, vasodilator.


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Nettles - 
It is a natural diuretic action flushes the urinary tract of accumulated waste and helps to replace lost electrolytes, being high in assimilation iron, high content of calcium & chlorophyll, rich in Iron & Vit C, anaemia, fevers, colds, hayfever, and allergies, skin disorders, arthritis, urinary infections.

Neem – ticks, mites, fleas wash external. Also internally good for the immune system.


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Oatstraw
(Avena sativa) As well as the seeds, the leaves of the oat plant are used medicinally. Oats has nervine tonic, anti-depressant, nutritive, demulcent and healing properties. 
Uses: Oatstraw is used to treat debility, exhaustion, depression and stress. It is a useful remedy in those convalescing.

Oregon grape root (Mahonia aquifolium) Also known as mountain grape, this herb has beneficial effects on the liver and gallbladder and has a good reputation as a blood purifier. Uses: It is used to treat skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and acne. As it has laxative effects it is also used in constipation. Cautions Oregon grape root should not be used during pregnancy.

Olive Leaf – helps circulation, bacteria, virus, fungi, colds, flu, and parasites, chronic sinusitis

Oats Seed – anti-inflammatory and tonic, nourishes the nervous system.


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Parsley
(Petroselinum crispum) One of the most commonly used culinary herbs, parsley also has medicinal uses due to its diuretic action. Uses: Parsley is used to treat urinary infections and stones. It is also used to improve digestion and treat flatulence. 
Cautions Parsley should not be used in medicinal doses during pregnancy. Parsley – is a nutrient, digestive tract tonic and diuretic.

It is high in potassium, minerals, and vitamins.
Use it for bladder and kidney infections, incontinence, and for the stomach and liver. Parsley is a blood cleanser, cancer preventive, immune builder, and a tonic for the blood vessels. 
It helps a mother dog or cat stop lactating and aids in after birth pains. Do not use it while the animal is nursing.

For any Animals that are recovering from an illness, surgery or toxic kidney problems.
Horse:
fresh Parsley plant, roots and all – once a day for a few days.

Cat: add boiling water  to a heap of fresh parsley and let steep for 20 minutes, cool, then give one/two  teaspoons daily (in food or by mouth) for a week.
Dogs: Use larger amounts of parsley tea – 1- 2 tablespoon 3/4 times daily.
Can also add finely chopped parsley into their daily meals once or twice a week to help keep kidneys cleansed and free of disease.

Pellitory-of-the-wall (Parietaria officinalis) Often found in old ruins and walls, pellitory-of-the-wall has soothing, diuretic and astringent properties. Uses: It is used to treat cystitis, prostate inflammation and urinary stones.


Pau d’arco
(Tabebuia avellanedae ) The native Indians of Brazil use the bark of this tree for many ailments. It has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effects. Uses: Pau d’arco is used to treat vaginal and intestinal yeast infections. It is also used to treat cancer/tumors ,immune builder, treating systemic and yeast infections, inhibits candida enzymes from producing, and will increase red blood cell counts.

Antibiotic, tumor-inhibiting, virus-killing, antifungal and antimalarial properties, anaemia, asthma, psoriasis, colitis & various infections by building the immune system.


Poke Root
– Allergies, arthritis, breast cancer, bronchitis, catarrh, chronic rheumatism, constipation, edema, fever, obesity.

Use Externally: for abscess, boil, fissures, mammary abscess(poultice), sore throat, sounds, tumors. Poke Root- Lymph drainer/stimulant. In conservative doses, will detox body.
Actions: Allergies, arthritis, blood purifier, diuretic, lymphatic, stimulant, anti-inflammatory.
Use in small doses or consult your holistic therapists before using if unsure of dosage required.


Plantain –
High in chlorophyll, excellent wound healer – abrasions, rashes and insect bites. Internally stomach ulcers to dysentery and septicemic conditions of the blood.


Pleurisy –
Good for dry coughs and congestion as it will remoisten the lungs making expectoration easier, increase sweating for cold, flu symptoms. Will relieve difficulty in breathing, bronchitis and pleurisy.


Passionflower-
relaxant, seizures, sedative, used in asthma combinations and seizures.


Paeonia
– Cooling herb  i.e red and hot skin


Peppermint
– motion sickness, restore appetites in dogs.


Psyllium grains
– Intestinal cleanser.  * Must always mix with alot of water before adding to meals. 
Also helps with impacted anal glands along with homeopathic remedy for repair and healing and detox.


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Red Clover
(Trifolium pratense) – detox, tumors, high in mineral, called a ‘nutritive herb’, mild sedative effects on children, good for any chronic disease state. Rich in compounds known as phytoestrogens, red clover has been used in the treatment of cancer. Uses: Red clover is used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. It is also useful in the treatment of whooping cough and bronchitis as it has expectorant and antispasmodic action.


Rehmannia
– adrenal gland, skin conditions. Rehmannia glutinosa [sheng di huang] Chinese foxglove root.

A preparation of this herb and Radix glycyrrhiza uralensis (gan cao) was used to treat 50 cases of hepatitis in various stages. Within 10 days, 41 cases showed improved symptoms, reduced liver and spleen size, and improved liver function tests.

Rose Hip – Used to fight infection & curb stress. A useful herb for cancer patients, it is the highest herb in Vitamin C content and contains the entire C-Complex. …Buy fresh and crush seeds and add to meals OR use herb tea or extract and add to meals. Good for cancer patients, as high Vitamin C.

Rosemary – seizures, relaxant, improve circulation to the head, normalize blood pressure and strengthen capillaries in the brain, relieves debility and depression associated with nervous disorder.




Senna
(Cassia acutifolia and C. angustifolia) Senna is well known for its laxative action. Uses: Senna is used to treat constipation and haemorrhoids/fissures which require soft stools. 
Cautions Senna should not be used for more than 10 days at a time and should not be used at all during pregnancy; lactation; or by those who have intestinal obstructions, inflammatory bowel disease or abdominal pain due to unknown causes. 

St.John’s Wort ( Hypericum perforatum ) – Depression, nerves, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, good in ear infections, externally helps nerve damage and inflammation along the spinal cord. St John’s wort has a long history of use and has several actions including anti- depressant, antiviral and antibacterial effects. Uses: St John’s wort is becoming increasingly popular as a treatment for mild to moderate depression, including menopausal depression. It can also be used to treat viral infections.  Cautions High doses may cause photosensitivity and gastrointestinal upset.   DO NOT USE – if patient is on Heart Drug Medication from VET or DOCTOR.


Saw Palmetto
(Serenoa repens) –Uses: Saw palmetto is mainly used to treat benign prostatic hypertrophy, a disorder in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged. It can also be used to treat urinary tract infections.

Stone root (Collinsonia canadensis) - Native to Canada, stone root has diuretic and vein-strengthening effects. Uses: Stone root is used to treat kidney stones, gall stones, varicose veins, hemorrhoids and diarrhea.


Siberain Ginseng
– tonic, increase performance, stamina, and endurance, increase mental alertness


Sage
(Salvia officinalis)- cooling herb for skin. Can increase sweating in fevers and flu. A commonly used culinary herb, sage also has medicinal uses. It has calmative, anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, astringent and anti-inflammatory actions. Uses: Sage is used to treat colds, sore throats, hot flashes, painful periods and indigestion.  
Cautions Sage should not be used during pregnancy.

St.John’s wort or Hypericum is a major pain reliever for arthritis, rheumatism, wounds, burns, and body injuries. Use it for nerve pain and nerve damage from trauma, and use it for spinal problems and slipped discs. Most known as a homeopathic, hypericum is an antispasmodic, anti-haemorrhage, and heals the lungs, urinary tract, and reproductive organs. Its’ primary use is for pain in cases where the skin is unbroken.

Shiitake – immune regulator, tumor inhibition, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, liver protector.


Scullcap
(Scutellaria laterifolia)- Nerve repair, seizures, insomnia, fear, migraine headaches, hypersensitivity. Skullcap is valued for its effects as a nervous system tonic. Uses: Skullcap is used to treat anxiety as it is calmative, nerve and nervous system repairer, antispasmodic, and pain reliever. More effective than quinine, and not harmful. It is used for epilepsy, spinal problems and injuries, neuritis, twitching muscles, rheumatism, high blood pressure, stress, worry and restlessness. 
– Helps reduce high blood pressure, helps heart conditions and disorders of the ventral nervous system such as palsy, hydrophobia and seizures / epilepsy. 

Slippery elm Powder (Ulmus rubra) A nutritious convalescent food, the powdered inner bark of the tree is the part used medicinally. Slippery elm powder is soothing to the digestive tract and can also be used externally. Uses: Slippery elm powder is mainly used to treat ulcers and inflammatory conditions of the digestive tract such as gastritis and oesophagitis. It can also be used externally to draw and soothe boils, abscesses and burns. Slippery Elm Powder- It is a nutrient and food for very young, old or very weak cats or dogs.

It coats and heals all inflamed tissue internally and externally, and is used for the stomach, ulcers, bowels and kidneys, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery and colitis, and the entire digestive tract, use for pet’s unable to eat due to stomach / intestine burns from Chemo Treatment

Mix a teaspoon of powder with water to a runny paste, and syringe into side of mouth 2 – 3 x daily, until able to eat.If able to eat, for dogs add 1/4 cup of paste to meals. 1 teaspoon of paste in meals for cats. Use it externally for wounds, burns, rashes, abscesses, boils, or insect bites, and internally for the lungs, coughing, vomiting, and for stomach or bowel cancer. Use slippery elm as a food in convalescence, mixed with a bit of honey and water. It tastes sweet and pets take it readily. Add small amount with goats milk and beaten raw egg ( yolk only). If pet is really unwell with little or no appetite, use a syringe and feed this way.

 

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Thyme
(Thymus vulgaris) A culinary herb, thyme also has medicinal uses. It has calmative, anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic, expectorant and astringent effects. Uses: Thyme is used to treat sore throats, colds and coughs. It is also useful in improving digestion and treating flatulence.

Thuja Highly anti-fungal, it is effective in skin problems with ringworm, candidas, urinary tract infections as it retards bacterial growth, use only short term as it may irritate kidneys.


Turmeric
(Curcuma longa) A member of the ginger family, turmeric is a commonly used curry spice. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, calmative and cholesterol-lowering effects. It is also beneficial for the digestive system. 
Turmeric is used to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer. It may also be useful in inflammatory conditions.



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Uva Ursi – ( Arctostaphylos uva ursi) Nephritis, cystitis, and urethritis and all urinary tract bacterial infections as it contains disinfecting properties, can also be used as an antilithic for bladder and kidney stones and cloudy urine. Uva ursi, which is also known as bearberry, grows in the northern United States and Europe. It has diuretic, astringent and antiseptic properties.Uses Uva ursi is used to treat urinary tract infections. The urine must be alkaline for uva ursi to be effective.

Cautions Uva ursi is toxic in high doses and should not be used in pregnancy or by anyone who has a kidney infection

Usnea Barb (usnea spp) – Penicillin.


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Valerian (
Valeriana officinalis)- (similar to Valium drug) is a relaxant, mild pain relief, nerve tonic, hysteria, restlessness and emotional stress. Valerian, which has a long tradition of use as a sedative, is native to Europe and North America. It acts as a sedative and tranquilliser, relieves anxiety, lowers blood pressure, enhances the flow of bile and relaxes intestinal and other smooth muscles. Uses: Valerian is mainly used to treat insomnia. It decreases the time taken to go to sleep and improves sleep quality and length and reduces anxiety, hysteria, and pain, soothes the nervous system, and reduces high blood pressure.  
Valerian slows and strengthens the heart and calms palpitations. It is useful for muscle spasms, arthritic pain, and spinal injuries. It aids indigestion and gas. Though synthesized to Valium, valerian is safe and non-addictive. * Pets only need 3/4 drops of the liquid extract for relief of pain and discomfort!   Cautions Valerian may cause morning sleepiness in some people. Rarely, some people may be stimulated by valerian.
 

Vervain (Verbena officinalis) Highly valued by the druids, vervain has an ancient history of use. It has nervine tonic, sedative, anti-spasmodic, diaphoretic, hypertensive and hepatic actions. It also stimulates the flow of mother’s milk. Uses: Vervain is used to treat nervous exhaustion, depression, liver and gallbladder disorders.  Cautions Vervain should not be used in pregnancy

 

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Wormwood – anti-fungal, anti-stomach viral, anti-parasite. Add several drops to dogs meals as part of the Heartworm mix.  Along with the Homeopathic Heartworm Nosode Immunisation is also Available on electronic store.

Withania (Withania somnifera) - Anti-tumor, Anti-Inflammatory, reduces inflammation in Rheumatoid arthritis. Putting Cancer and tumours into regression. Plant’s high in steroid content has shown more potent action than hydrocortisone in animal and human arthritis. Good for sports injuries. 500mg (5nl) daily of root extract. Mental problems (anxiety, hallucinations, agitation, schizophrenia ).  Learning enhancement and memory retention have also been dramatically improved when withania ( 3 caps) gotu Kola (2 caps), gingkgo biloba (2 caps), were taken regularly on a daily basis. Widely used in Ayurvedic (traditional Indian) medicine, ashwagandha is also known as Indian Ginseng. It improves the response to stress, possibly via an action on the adrenal glands, and also has anti-inflammatory and sedative effects. Uses: Ashwagandha is used to treat nervous exhaustion, insomnia and malnutrition. It may also be useful in cases of impotence or infertility due to nervous exhaustion, in convalescence, and in debility associated with chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) Wild yam is now well known as the source of the chemical from which the female hormone progesterone is produced. It has anti-inflammatory, diuretic, anti-spasmodic effects and also stimulates the release of bile from the gall bladder. Uses: Wild yam is used to treat pain and spasm, especially rheumatic and menstrual pain. It can also be used to treat urinary tract conditions. Caution Some manufacturers claim that wild yam has a progesterone-like action in the body. This claim has not been supported by research. 

Willow (Salix alba) White willow is one of the natural sources of aspirin and like that drug, it has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
 
Uses: Willow is used to treat fevers, arthritis and aches and pains of all kinds.
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Yucca – is gaining increasing attention among dog guardians for its success in treating arthritis, hip dysplasia, and other degenerative bone and joint diseases. (although not for cancer of the bone) – It reduces pain and increases mobility by production of natural steroids in the body. Yucca also aids digestion and is a liver, blood, and digestive system detoxifier. It is helpful for allergies, asthma, skin problems, body odour, and stress. arthritis


Yerba Mansa
– Good for rheumatoid arthritis, oxygen in muscles, cystitis, bleeding gums, very similar to Goldenseal.

Yellow Dock – Nutritive tonic, high in Iron and useful in treating anaemia; also nourishes the spleen and Liver, thus effective for Jaundice, Lymphatic problems & skin eruptions. Boils, ulcers, wounds, cleansing blood. Mineral-rich plant, especially in iron. Anaemia. Excellent as a blood purifier and toning up the entire system. anaemia, Iron, ulcers.


Yarrow 
(Serenoa repens) – Will stop passive Internal bleeding, cleanses liver, and bladder. Is for fever and infectious disease; stops internal bleeding; cleanses the liver, kidney and bladder; heals the mucous membranes; stops diarrhea; heals the lungs and circulation; and balances the endocrine system. Its chemical make is close enough to insulin that yarrow may be a significant remedy for some pets with diabetes. For an animal with this condition, proceed slowly and with expert help, and get the person to monitor blood sugar levels frequently. There can be no stopping and starting in treating diabetes; if the remedy works, keep the pet on it, and monitor closely. Chelated Chromium tablets (crushed) is another sugar balancing product.

Externally, yarrow is an antiseptic for wounds, rashes, and deep punctures – use as a poultice or compress.