Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine

Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine utilises the extensive knowlege of herbs and their ingrediences to treat animals aillments. It can be used for acute cases and works really well for chronic conditions.

Herbs are available in teas, decoctions, tablets or tinctures specifically modulated to the patients needs.

Calendula

 

Calendula Calendula Officinalis (Marigold)

Contains triterpene sapoinins based on oleanoic acid (calendulosides) and flavonids

External use:

Calendula is strong antiseptic – against viruses, fungi and bacteria, anti-inflammatory, astringed, Spasmolytic and promotes wound healing.

Can be used as mouthwash and throat wash, can be used in stomach infections and ulcers and as an eye wash.

Calendula is excellent for inflamed skin, eczema, itch; Calendula salve heals wounds, rashes (nappy rash) and inflammatory skin lesions with itching, burning, and swelling and treating irritated membrane conditions

It is applied in indicated wound dressings as it assists in healing wounds.

Calendula cosmetic creams will soften and smooth the skin, heal pimples and reduce large pores.

Internally:

Calendula helps heartburn (gastritis), Calendula lowers blood cholesterol and triglycerides, increases bile flow, and cleanses the lymph system. It aids clearing infection of the gastrointestinal tract, skin and urinary tract.

Calendula can be added to cheese and butter for colour and can be added fresh to salads.

Calendula is used a beautiful living decoration in our homes.

 

Lavandula

Lavender

Lavandula officinalis

 

Lavandula contains at least 1.5% essential oil and about 12% tannins unique to the family Lamiaceae.

 

Lavandula can be used internally for mood disturbances: restlessness, insomnia, nervousness, depression, and loss of appetite. Lavandula also can be used for abdominal complaints: nerous stomach irritiation, meteorism (abdominal swelling from gas in the intestinal or peritoneal cavity) and flatulence. Lavendula is also useful to relief migraine headaches, toothaches and nausea.

Topicaly, Lavander is used for alopecia areata, pain and as bath for circulation disorders.

Inhaled (diffusers, aromatherapy), Lavandula is useful for insomnia, pain and agitation related to dementia.

Lavandula is added to food and beverages for flavour and is widely used in pharmaceutical products and as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.

Lavandula is useful insect repellent.

Catnip

Catnip

Nepeta cataria

Catnip contains the feline attractant nepetalctone. It has behavioral effects on the cat family and cats in contact are rubbing on the plant, rolling on the ground, pawing at it, licking it, and chewing it.

The main response period after exposure is generally between 5 and 15 minutes, after which 'offactory fatique' usually sets in - receptors become satiated and cats loose interest.

About one-third of cats are not affected by catnip.

Catnip may also have sedative properties and the essential oils can be used as insect repelants.

Clive with a fresh catnip bag