Actions of our chosen ingredients...

 

The following is a summary of the properties of each the herbs and essences that we have chosen to include within our preparations.

Chamomile

Key Actions: Anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, promotes wound healing, nervine, carminative, anti-microbial, anxiolytic and antioxidant

 

Considered a very safe herb with a multitude of benefits.

 

Internally

It is a mild sedative, anti-spasmodic and digestive tonic helpful with indigestion, gas and vomitting. It also aids in reducing inflammation of the gut and bowels. It can also be used to expel worms, although not as fast acting as other herbs, but longer term use will keep worms at bay. 

 

Externally

It can be used to soothe inflammations of the skin and as an anti-microbial rinse. 

Calendula

Key Actions: Wound healing (vulnary); anti-inflammatory; lymphatic; stops bleeding (styptic); anti-microbial; anti-viral; anti-fungal and astringent

 

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Primarily it can be used to help with digestigve and lymphatic disorders.

 

Externally

Applied to the skin calendula will help reudce the swelling and discomfort associated with inflammation. Additionally it gently encourages tissues healing and skin regeneration. As such it is an excelletn first-aid remedy for minor cuts, scrapes, burns and wounds. It's antiseptic properties help prevent infection. 

 

Wormwood

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Walnut Leaf

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St John's Wort

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Red Clover

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Passionflower

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Milk Thistle Seed

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Lavender

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Goldenseal

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Flax/Linseed
Dandelion Leaf

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Caraway Seed

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Artichoke Leaf

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Alfalfa

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Ginger

Key Actions: Carminative, Anti-emetic, Anti-parasitic and spasmolytic

 

Ginger root is very warming, and for centuries it has been used to improve circulation and reduce inflammation. As a general tonic it is especially well suited for animals that tend to be cold and phlegmy because it is warm and drying. 

 

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It is a digestive stiumlant, increasing circulation to the intestine. It is also often used as an "envoy herb" facilitating the delivery of other herbs to their target sites. It is also useful for treating nausea, and should be considered as an option post surgery or chemotherapy. 

 

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When applied to the skin, ginger helps improve the blood supply to the area. The increased blood supply helps to reduce swelling, remove any toxins and to encourage tissue healing.

Cinnamon

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Turmeric

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Witchhazel

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Valerian

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Spirulina

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Pumpkin Seed

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Oat Seed

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Licorice

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Hop Flower

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Garlic

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Eyebright

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Coconut Oil

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Black Pepper

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Aloe Vera

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No medicinal properties are claimed for any of these items but they can help in the maintenance of good health. Whilst we are happy to discuss any problems you may be experiencing with you or your dogs, we are not allowed by law to either offer a diagnosis or prescribe any treatments and may only give general information and teach you how to look after your own pets. If you are in any doubt about the health of your animals you must always consult your vet in the first instance. 

 If you or  your pets are either trying to conceive, pregnant or lactating or taking prescribed or over the counter medicines or suffer from any allergies, sensitivities or on-going health problems then it is essential that you contact your vet or doctor as appropriate for advice before using any of the products

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