Herbal nutrition for the health of the liver.
Our animal friends are exposed to a wide variety of environmental pollutants. They can swallow or lick up poisonous substances including household chemical sprays, lawn treatments including herbicides and pesticides; they ingest artificial colouring, flavouring and chemical food preservatives, meat from diseased animals found in pet foods; they must tolerate the stress and strain of vaccines, tick repellent, flea chemicals, over-the-counter and prescription pharmaceuticals, etc.
The liver is the body’s main detoxifier, one of the most important vital organs, and needs a little help in filtering out all of the above
Milk thistle seed, – has been used medicinally for over 2,000 years, most commonly for the treatment of liver and gallbladder disorders. Silymarin comes from the seeds of milk thistle and is believed to be the active part of milk thistle. The terms “milk thistle” and “silymarin” are often used interchangeably. Milk thistle has been well tolerated with mild side effects when used in a recommended amount and duration.
Bupleurum root – displays non-steroidal anti-inflammatory activity ( cooling) and has been shown to protect against the effects of prednisone (Steroids). Reduces fever and liver inflammation; stimulates bile flow; protects the liver; and improves digestion.
Pinellia rhizome – Main functions are to dry dampness and transform phlegm, descend reversed energy ( often associated with liver problems in dogs) and stop vomiting, and relieve oppression
Baical skullcap root – sometimes know as Chinese skullcap and may have anti-cancer properties and could be especially helpful for bladder and liver cancer. This medicinal herb could prove useful as an herbal treatment for hepatitis.
Asian ginseng root – one of the most highly regarded of herbal medicines in the Orient, where it has gained an almost magical reputation for being able to promote health, general body vigour and also to prolong life.
Licorice root – As a herbal medicine it has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most over-looked of all herbal wonders. Licorice is useful for many ailments including but not limited to chronic fatigue, depression, viral infections, fungal infections, ulcers, liver problems, Lyme disease and so on.
Ginger rhizome – Ginger has been well researched and many of its traditional uses confirmed but it’s inclusion here is for nausea often associated with live problems. It is suggested that it will support liver health
Zizyphus fruit – also known as Jujube fruit are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for a variety of health supporting functions but can act in a similar way to steroids with their immunosuppressive action – in other words they limit the effect of the immune system to reduce inflammation.
Schisandra fruit – is said to help purify the blood, support the mind, help maintain a strong memory. Believed to benefit all the functions of the body, it has traditionally been considered to have the most influence on the Kidney, Lung, Brain and Liver functions.
Stevia leaf – used to sweeten the formula.
Based on Minor Bupleurum, Xiao Chai Hu Tang (300 b.c.300 A.D.), Minor Bupleurum Combination.
Application: You may need to take this formula for extended periods.
Small cats & dogs: 1/2-1 small spoonful mixed in with food.
Medium dogs: 1-2 small spoonfuls mixed in with food.
Large dogs: 2-3 small spoonfuls mixed in with food.
If you suspect any liver problem with your animal friend please contact your veterinarian.