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Plant Names and Actions for Dogs and Cats / Natura Petz Plant Names & Actions for Pets

This reference guide is an overview of the extensive holistic and traditional uses for each plant listed. The guide indicates common methods used to prepare each part of the plant, as well as the specific properties and actions which have been attributed by research vs. which properties or actions have been attributed by holistic, traditional or ethnic use only.

Research may include a laboratory experiment, a test tube study, animal or human research or both; a clinical study, medical trials and other research operations.

This guide contains only a brief summary of known cautions associated with each plant, however a more detailed listing of contraindications, drug interactions and cautions is listed under each product page as well as the EDUCATION section of the website.

Also, each Product Guide lists a research tab that contains the same information.

Finally, each product pages includes plant properties and actions are include a full listing of contraindications, drug interactions and cautions for each plant or marine extract.

The statements contained in this document have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care. The plants described are not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease. No claim is made that these plants are effective in treating or curing any disease or condition.

Please refer to the Natura Petz Terms and Conditions for using this information as well as each Product Page.

The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care. The plants described are not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease.

No claim is made that these plants are effective for treating or curing any disease or condition. This document reflects the history of traditional use of the plant and marine extracts within the framework of a traditional medical system.

ALFALFA

Main Actions (in order): tonic, antifungal, laxative, diuretic, detoxifier, anti-inflammatory, febrifuge, hepaprotective, digestive, nutritive, anodyne, anti-arthritic, enzymatic, antiscorbutic, apreient, ecbolic, haemostatic, stimulant, emetic

Main Uses: anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory (pain, aches, inflammation, swelling, lack of mobility); as a tonic (hormonal balancing); for heart problems and high cholesterol (irregular heart beat, high blood pressure, heart tonic, antioxidant support); as a hepaprotective; as a nutritive tonic (multi-vitamin, for osteoporosis, geriatric, for anemia, for weight gain); as a digestive; general antispasmodic and muscle-relaxer (asthma, stomach cramps, muscle pain/strains, irritable bowel syndrome [IBS], diverticulitis); as a detoxifier and blood purifier; anti-tumoural and cytotoxic; haemostatic (to control bleeding); for kidney support (for kidney inflammation, for kidney stones, kidney/urinary infections and pain);

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: antibacterial, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, anticholesterolemic, antioxidant, anti-anemic, antispasmodic, anti-fungal, blood purifier, hepaprotective, diuretic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), muscle relaxant, uterine relaxant, antitumoural

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional, Holistic Use: nutritive, anticholesterolemic, anti-anemic, for osteoporosis, cytotoxic, haemostatic

Cautions: Alfalfa may relax the uterus and is contraindicated in pregnancy. May interfere with contraceptives. May potentate latent systemic lupus erythematosus and hormonal therapy. May reduce the effects of warfarin. May potentiate diuretic medications and interfere with hypoglycemic agents. Due to high potassium content, people with chronic kidney insufficiency or who are hyperkalemic should use caution.

Natura Petz sells The Daily Paws, which contains Alfalfa.

GARLIC

Main Actions (in order): analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, febrifuge, antitussive

Main Uses: for arthritis and rheumatism, for coughs, colds, flu, pneumonia and upper respiratory conditions, as a general pain-reliever (headaches, muscles, joints, body aches); for fevers (malaria, flu, etc.); for general inflammation (external and internal)

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antioxidant, antispasmodic, diuretic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), muscle relaxant, uterine relaxant

Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: analgesic, anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antirheumatic, antitussive, depurative, purgative, tonic, vermifuge

Cautions: Do not give to puppies or kittens.

Natura Petz sells Super Model in a Bottle, which contains garlic.

PULMONARIA

Main Preparation Method: liquid or capsules

Main Actions (in order): anti-asthmatic, antispasmodic, bronchodilator, muscle relaxer, antihistamine

Main Uses:for asthma and allergies, for respiratory problems (bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], emphysema, excessive phlegm/mucous), as a general antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, and pain-reliever for colic, stomach and bowel cramping, arthritis, muscle/joint aches, pain, injuries and spasms, for excessive bleeding and vaginal discharge), for convulsions (allergic reactions and epilepsy)

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-anaphylactic (stops allergic reactions), anti-asthmatic, anticonvulsant, antihistamine, antispasmodic, bronchodilator, muscle relaxant, potassium maxi-K inhibitor

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: antidiuretic, anti-inflammatory, antihemorrhagic (reduces bleeding), blood cleanser, central nervous system (CNS) tonic (tones, balances, strengthens), contraceptive, cough suppressant, digestive stimulant, lactogogue (promotes milk flow), laxative, nervine (balancing/calming nerves), vermifuge (expels worms), wound healer

Cautions: None

Natura Petz sells Life’s An Itch and Serenity Zen Dog & Cat, which contains Pulmonaria.

ANNATTO

Main Preparation Method: capsules or infusion

Main Actions (in order): antimicrobial, diuretic, digestive stimulant, hepatoprotective (liver protector), hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol), antioxidant, insect repellant, diuretic

Main Uses: as a topical antiseptic for ear, eye, and skin infections; for digestive problems (heartburn, constipation, stomachache), for prostate and urinary infections, for hypertension, for high cholesterol levels, to tone, balance, and strengthen liver function and for hepatitis and liver inflammation/pain; for skin care and skin anti-aging; as a strong diuretic

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: aldose reductase inhibitor (linked to diabetic complications), antibacterial, antihemorrhagic (reduces bleeding), antivenin , antioxidant, hepatoprotective (liver protector), hyperglycemic

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: antacid, hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol), anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aperient (mild laxative), aphrodisiac, astringent, digestive stimulant, diuretic, febrifuge (reduces fever), hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), wound healer, expectorant, hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol), insect repellant, wound healer

Cautions: My potentiate medications used to treat hypertension. Might raise blood sugar levels.

Natura Petz sells Yummy Tummy and Tinkle Tonic, which contain Annatto.

ARTICHOKE

Main Actions (in order): liver and gallbladder bile stimulant, hepatoprotective (liver protector), antihepatotoxic (liver detoxifier), hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol)

Main Uses: for gallstones and as a liver and gallbladder bile stimulant, for high cholesterol, for digestive disorders, for irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, and other bowel problems, to support liver function

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: antihepatotoxic (clears toxins in liver), antioxidant, liver and gallbladder bile stimulator, hepatoprotective (liver protector), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol)

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: astringent, blood cleanser, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), detoxifier, digestive stimulant, diuretic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), stimulant, tonic (tones, balances, strengthens)

Cautions: May cause reaction if pet is allergic to marigolds, daisies, ragweed or chrysanthemums. May potentiate hypoglycemia medications. Do not use if your pet has a bile duct obstruction. Cautioned during pregnancy and lactation.

Natura Petz sells Love Your Liver and Hepa Protect capsules and liquid, which contains Artichoke.

GAYANA

Main Preparation Method: infusion

Main Actions (in order): stomachic, pectoral, anti-ulcerous, vulnerary, antitumorous

Main Uses:as a stomachic for digestive problems (nausea, vomiting, stomachaches), for coughs, sore throat, colds, and bronchitis, for ulcers (mouth, skin, gastric), for cuts, scrapes, and wounds, for tumors

Properties/Actions Documented by Research:analgesic, antibacterial, anticoagulant, antifeedant, antifungal, antiparasitic, anthelminitic, CNS depressant, pesticidal, sedative

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: antiseptic, antineoplastic, antitussive, antiulcerous, astringent, cardiotonic, cicatrizant, depurative, diaphoretic, emollient, hemostat, hepatoprotector, laxative, sedative, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, sudorific, vulnerary

Cautions: Contains natural coumarins which may thin the blood.

Natura Petz sells Life’s An Itch, which contains Gayana.

BOLDO

Main Preparation Method: capsule or liquid

Main Actions (in order): liver and gallbladder bile stimulant, digestive stimulant, hepatoprotective, (liver protector), vermifuge (expels worms)

Main Uses: for gallstones and as a gallbladder stimulant (to stimulate bile), to tone, balance, and strengthen liver function (increases liver bile and detoxifies the liver), for upper digestive tract disorders (ulcers, sluggish digestion, lack of bile, dyspepsia), for bowel disorders (colitis, leaky gut, constipation, spastic colon, irritable bowel syndrome [IBS]), for intestinal worms and liver flukes

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: abortive, antioxidant, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, digestive stimulant, diuretic, febrifuge (reduces fever), gastroprotective, hepatoprotective (liver protector), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol), hypoglycemic, liver and gallbladder bile stimulant, muscle relaxant, platelet aggregation inhibitor, uterine relaxant, vasorelaxant (relaxes blood vessels), vermifuge (expels worms)

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: analgesic (pain-reliever), antihepatotoxic (liver detoxifier), blood cleanser, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), carminative (expels gas), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), laxative, stimulant

Cautions: Has abortive and blood-thinning effects and may cause birth defects. Don't use with pregnant or lactating dogs and cats. Don't exceed recommended dosages.

Natura Petz sells Hepa Protect in liquid and capsule form.

CAIGUA

Main Preparation Method: capsules or tablets

Main Actions (in order): anticholesterolemic, hypotensive, antidiabetic, diuretic, analgesic

Main Uses: for high cholesterol, for hypertension and circulatory problems, for diabetes, for gastrointestinal problems, as a topical analgesic

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: anticholesterolemic, antihypertriglyceridemic

Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: analgesic, anti-arteriosclerotic, anti-inflammatory, anticholesterolemic, antidiabetic, antiparasitic, diuretic, hypotensive

Cautions: None reported.

Natura Petz sells Don’t Go Breaking My Heart and Super Model In a Bottle, which contains Caigua.

CAMU CAMU

Main Preparation Method: capsules or liquid

Main Actions (in order): antioxidant, nutritive, astringent

Main Uses: for its natural high vitamin C content, for colds/flu (for its vitamin C content), for skin care/anti-aging (for its antioxidant, mineral, and vitamin content)

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: antioxidant (vitamin C)

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: nutritive

Cautions: None

Natura Petz sells All Shins & Grins, Bionic Body and I Want Liquid Immunity, which contains Camu Camu.

CAT'S CLAW

Main Preparation Method: capsule extract or fluid extract

Main Actions (in order): immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic (cellular protector), anticancerous, antiulcerous

Main Uses: as an immune stimulant and an adjunctive therapy for cancer (to reduce side effects of chemotherapy and protect cells), as a bowel cleanser and anti-inflammatory for Crohn's, colitis, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other bowel problems disorders, as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis (all kinds) and muscle pains/strains/injuries, as a general daily tonic (to tone, balance, and strengthen all body functions), for stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis and as an ulcer preventative/ stomach and bowel protector)

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: anti-inflammatory, antiulcerous, anticancerous, antidepressant, antileukemic, antimutagenic (cellular protector), antioxidant, antitumorous, antiviral, contraceptive, immune stimulant

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: analgesic (pain-reliever), anticoagulant (blood thinner), antidysenteric, blood cleanser, detoxifier, diuretic, gastrotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the gastric system), hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol), tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions), wound healer

Cautions:Do not use before or after an organ or bone marrow transplant since it boosts immune function. May also have a mild blood thinning effect.

Natura Petz sells I Feel Good and Bionic Body, which contains Cat's Claw.

CHANCA PIEDRA

Main Preparation Method: capsule or liquid infusion

Main Actions (in order): antilithic (prevents and eliminate kidney stones), hepatoprotective (liver protector), diuretic, antihepatotoxic (liver detoxifier), antiviral

Main Uses: for kidney stones and gallstones (active stones and as a preventative); to tone, balance, strengthen, detoxify and protect the liver (and to balance liver enzymes), for viruses, including hepatitis A, B, and C, herpes, and HIV, to tone, balance, strengthen, detoxify and protect the kidneys and to reduce uric acid and increase urination, for hypertension and high cholesterol levels

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: analgesic (pain-reliever), antiulcerous , antibacterial, antihepatotoxic (liver detoxifier), antilithic (prevents and eliminates kidney stones), antimalarial, antimutagenic (cellular protector), antispasmodic, antiviral, contraceptive, diuretic, gastrototonic (tones, balances, strengthens the gastric system), hepatoprotective (liver protector), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol), hypoglycemic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), uterine relaxant

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: anti-inflammatory, blood cleanser, carminative, detoxifier, diaphoretic (promotes sweating), febrifuge (reduces fever), laxative, menstrual stimulant, tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body systems), vermifuge (expels worms)

Cautions: It may increase the effect of diabetic, high blood pressure, and diuretic drugs. Don't use during pregnancy.

Natura Petz sells Stix & Stones and Break It Up, which contains Chanca Piedra.

OREGANO

Main Preparation Method: infusion or capsules

Main Actions (in order): aphrodisiac, antidepressant, central nervous system depressant, anti-anxiety, tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions),

Main Uses: as a male and female sexual stimulant used to treat erectile dysfunction and anorgasmia, to tone, balance, and strengthen the central nervous system and for emotional stress, depression, and anxiety as a general hormonal balancing, for nervous stomach, colic, and dyspepsia, for mood disorders (hypochondria, obsessive compulsive disorder, neurosis, paranoia, etc)

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: aphrodisiac, central nervous system depressant

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: anti-anxiety, antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cough suppressant, aperient (mild laxative), astringent, bitter digestive stimulant, diuretic, expectorant, hormonal, nervine (balances/calms nerves), tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions)

Cautions: May reduce the absorption of iron.

Natura Petz sells Break It Up which contains Oregano.

SENNA

Main Preparation Method: capsules

Main Actions (in order): antimicrobial, antihepatotoxic (liver detoxifier), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), antiparasitic, immune stimulant, pediculicide (kills lice), digestive stimulant, digestive aid, liver bile stimulant, antilithic (prevents kidney stones)

Main Uses: as a broad-spectrum internal and external antimicrobial to treat bacterial and fungal infections, for lice and skin parasites, for intestinal parasites, worms and amebic infections; for malaria, for digestive problems (ulcers, dyspepsia, intestinal gas and bloating, sluggish digestion, anorexia), as a liver/gallbladder aid to increase bile and eliminate toxins and stones, for liver disorders (jaundice, hepatitis, cirrhosis, anemia, detoxification, injury/failure, bile stimulant, as an immune stimulant, as a cellular protector and a preventative to cell damage (immune, liver, kidney, cancer preventative)

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: antimalarial, antiparasitic, antitumorous, antiulcerous , antiviral, bitter, gastroprotective, insecticide, larvicide, muscle relaxant, pediculicide (kills lice), sedative

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: analgesic (pain-reliever), anticancerous, antihemorrhagic (reduces bleeding), antiseptic, astringent, antiviral, bile stimulant, blood cleanser, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), contraceptive, detoxifier, diaphoretic (promotes sweating), digestive stimulant, diuretic, febrifuge (reduces fever), menstrual stimulant, tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions), vermifuge (expels worms)

Cautions: May speed the clearance of some drugs in the liver (thereby reducing their effect). It is mildly hypotensive (may lower blood pressure). Large amounts might cause nausea and stomach irritation.

Natura Petz sells Shake Ur Groove Thing, which contains Senna

GRAVIOLA

Main Actions (in order): anticancerous, antitumorous, antimicrobial, antiparasitic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure)

Main Uses: for cancer (all types), as a broad-spectrum internal and external antimicrobial to treat bacterial and fungal infections, for internal parasites and worms, for high blood pressure, for depression, stress, and nervous disorders

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: antibacterial, anticancerous, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, antifungal, antimalarial, antimutagenic (cellular protector), antiparasitic, antispasmodic, antitumorous, cardiodepressant, emetic (causes vomiting), hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), insecticidal, sedative, uterine stimulant, vasodilator

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: antiviral, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), decongestant, digestive stimulant, febrifuge (reduces fever), nervine (balances/calms nerves), pediculicide (kills lice), vermifuge (expels worms)

Cautions: It has cardiodepressant, vasodilator, and hypotensive (lowers blood pressure) actions. Large dosages can cause nausea and vomiting. Avoid combining with ATP-enhancers like CoQ10.

Natura Petz sells Get Well Soon, which contains Graviola.

MACA

Main Preparation Method: capsules

Main Actions (in order): tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions), nutritive, fertility enhancer, endocrine function support, anti-fatigue

Main Uses: as a natural source of nutrients (amino acids, minerals, etc.), to support endocrine function, to reduce fertility problems (both male and female), to support erectile function, as an aphrodisiac

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: aphrodisiac, fertility enhancer, increases sperm count/motility

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: hormonal, immunostimulant, stimulant, tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions)

Cautions: Large amounts may cause intestinal gas.

Natura Petz sells I AM A Rock Star and Dog & Cat Kryptonite, which contains Maca.

EUCALYPTUS

Main Preparation Method: liquid or tincture

Main Actions (in order): antiviral, antibacterial, analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-inflammatory, bile stimulant

Main Uses: applied externally for pain and inflammation, for respiratory problems (asthma, bronchitis, flu, and upper respiratory bacterial and viral infections), for arteriosclerosis, for viral infections (hepatitis, HIV, herpes, etc.), for gallbladder and liver disorders

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticoagulant, (blood thinner), antioxidant, antispasmodic, antitumorous, antiviral, bile stimulant, gastrototonic (tones, balances, strengthens the gastric tract), hepatoprotective (liver protector), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), hypoglycemic, immunostimulant, molluscicidal (kills snails)

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: anticonvulsant, antiseptic, cough suppressant, astringent, bitter digestive aid, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), carminative (expels gas), diaphoretic (promotes sweating), digestive stimulant, menstrual stimulant, muscle relaxant, neurasthenic (reduces nerve pain), sedative, vermifuge (expels worms)

Cautions: It has a sedative effect and might increase the effects of other sedatives. People with diabetes should use with caution as it has a mild hypoglycemic effect.

Natura Petz sells Life’s An Itch and Let's Get This Party Started, which contains Eucalyptus.

MULLACA

Main Preparation Method: liquid or capsules

Main Actions (in order): antibacterial, antimycoplasmal, anticancerous, immunomodulator, antiviral

Main Uses: for bacterial infections of all kinds, for cancer and leukemia, for mycoplasma and mycobacteria infections, for skin diseases (dermatitis, psoriasis, skin infections, rosaceae, scleroderma, etc.), for viral infections of all kinds

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: antibacterial, anticancerous, anticoagulant (blood thinner), antileukemic, antimycobacterial, antispasmodic, antitumorous, antiviral, hypoglycemic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), immunomodulator (modulates some overactive immune cells), immunostimulant

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic, antihemorrhagic (reduces bleeding), antiseptic, blood cleanser, disinfectant, diuretic, expectorant, febrifuge (reduces fever) hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), sedative, vermifuge (expels worms)

Cautions: It may thin the blood and lower blood pressure.

Natura Petz sells Life’s An Itch, which contains Pulmonaria.

VALERIAN ROOT

Main Preparation Method: capsule or tincutre

Main Actions (in order): antidepressant, anti-anxiety, sedative, nervine (balances/calms nerves), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver)

Main Uses: for mental disorders (depression, anxiety, stress, hysteria, panic disorders, compulsive disorders, etc.), as a sedative for insomnia, restlessness, and sleep disorders, for liver disorders (hepatitis, obstructions, high liver enzyme levels, sclerosis, etc.), for high blood pressure and heart palpitations, for drug and nicotine withdrawal

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: anti-anxiety, antibacterial, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mycobacterial, anti-spasmodic, hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), sedative

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: analgesic (pain-reliever), anticonvulsant, antiseptic, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), central nervous system depressant, hypnotic, lactagogue (promotes milk flow), nervine (balances/calms nerves), neurasthenic (reduces nerve pain)

Cautions: It may lower blood pressure and may cause drowsiness.

Natura Petz sells Soothed & Serene and Serenity Zen Dog & Cat, which includes Valerian Root Extract.

PASSIONFLOWER

Main Preparation Method: liquid

Main Actions (in order): antidepressant, analgesic (pain-reliever), antispasmodic, sedative, central nervous system depressant

Main Uses: for mood disorders (depression, anxiety, stress), for insomnia and sleep disorders, for headaches, migraines and general pain, for stomach problems (colic, nervous stomach, indigestion, etc.), to relieve cramps

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cough suppressant, aphrodisiac, cough suppressant, central nervous system depressant, diuretic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), sedative

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: anticonvulsant, antidepressant, astringent, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), disinfectant, nervine (balances/calms nerves), neurasthenic (reduces nerve pain), tranquilizer, vermifuge (expels worms)

Cautions: It may cause drowsiness or have a tranquilizing effect.

Natura Petz sells Life’s An Itch and Serenity Zen Dog & Cat, which contains Passionflower.

AMOR SECO

Main Preparation Method: liquid or capsules

Main Actions (in order): antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective (liver protector), antiulcerous, antidiabetic

Main Uses: as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial for various internal and external infections (caused by virus, bacteria, yeast, fungi), to tone, balance, strengthen, protect, and detoxify the liver, for arthritis, rheumatism, and other inflammatory conditions, for diabetes, for stomach ulcers and digestive disorders

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: anticandidal, anti-inflammatory, antiulcerous, antibacterial, anticoagulant (blood thinner), antifungal, antihepatotoxic (liver detoxifier), antileukemic, antimalarial, antioxidant, antitumorous, antivenin, antiviral, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), COX-inhibitor (typically reduces inflammation), gastroprotective (protects the gastric tract), hepatoprotective (liver protector), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), hypoglycemic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), immunomodulator (selectively modulates overactive immune cells), uterine stimulant

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: abortive, antidiabetic, antihemorrhagic (reduces bleeding), antiparasitic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, cough suppressant, astringent, bitter, carminative, diaphoretic (promotes sweating), diuretic, emollient, febrifuge (reduces fever), menstrual stimulant, stimulant, vermifuge (expels worms), wound healer

Cautions: It may potentiate the effects of antidiabetic, blood thinning, and high blood pressure drugs.

Natura Petz sells Life’s An Itch, which contains Amor Seco

SANGRE DE GRADO – DRAGON’S BLOOD

Main Preparation Method: undiluted resin is taken internally (add to a small amount of juice or water) or applied topically

Main Actions (in order): wound healer, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, antihemorrhagic (reduces bleeding)

Main Uses: to stop bleeding and to seal, and heal wounds, burns, cuts, tooth extractions, for herpes virus ulcers (taken internally and applied topically), for skin fungi, rashes, and dermatitis, for insect bites, poison ivy and other itchy or allergic skin reactions, for stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, dysentery and diarrhea

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: anesthetic, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antidysenteric, antifungal, antihemorrhagic (reduces bleeding), antileukemic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antitumorous, antiviral, neurasthenic (reduces nerve pain), wound healer

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: analgesic (pain-reliever), anticancerous, anti-itch, antiulcerous, astringent, blood cleanser

Cautions: The red resin can stain white or light coats.

Natura Petz sells Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em in capsule and tincture form.

SUMA

Main Preparation Method: capsules or liquid

Main Actions (in order): adaptogen, tonic (tones, balances, strengthens), aphrodisiac, steroidal, immunostimulant

Main Uses:as a general tonic (tones, balances, strengthens) for balancing, energizing, rejuvenating and muscle growth, for hormonal disorders (menopause, PMS, etc), for chronic fatigue and general tiredness, for sexual disorders (impotency, frigidity, low libido, etc), for sickle cell anemia

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-inflammatory, antitumorous, anticancerous, antileukemic, aphrodisiac, cellular protector, hypocholesterolemic (lowers cholesterol), immunomodulator (selectively modulates overactive immune cells), steroidal

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: adaptogen, anti-allergy, antioxidant, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the heart), carminative (expels gas), estrogenic, immunostimulant, nervine (balances/calms nerves), stimulant, tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions)

Cautions: It may have estrogen-like effects. Do not use with estrogen-positive cancers.

Natura Petz will be offering Suma in the near future.

ANISILLO

Main Preparation Method: capsules or liquid

Main Actions (in order): anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic (pain-reliever), antispasmodic, anticancerous

Main Uses: for menstrual problems (pain, cramps, premenstrual syndrome [PMS], to promote and normalize menstruation), for upper respiratory bacterial and viral infections, to relieve pain of all types (arthritis, migraines and headaches, stomach aches, muscle pain, etc), to tone, balance, and strengthen heart function (and for mild hypertension), for venereal diseases and urinary tract infections

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: analgesic (pain-reliever), anti-inflammatory, antitumorous, antibacterial, anticancerous, antifungal, antileukemic, antispasmodic, antiviral, cardiotonic (tones, balances, strengthens heart function), central nervous system depressant, diuretic, hypoglycemic, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), sedative

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: abortive, antimalarial, cough suppressant, antivenin, contraceptive, decongestant, detoxifier, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge (reduces fever), hepatotonic (tones, balances, strengthens the liver), insecticide, stimulant, refrigerant (lowers body temperature), tonic (tones, balances, strengthens overall body functions), vermifuge (expels worms), wound healer

Cautions: Use with caution in combination with barbiturates and antidepressants. It has hypoglycemic effects.

Natura Petz sells Serenity Zen Dog & Cat, which contains Anise.

YACON

Main Actions (in order):hypoglycemic, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, liver protector

Main Uses (leaves): for diabetes and high blood sugar, as a liver tonic and for liver problems, as an antimicrobial for kidney and bladder infections as an antioxidant (especially for the liver)

Properties/Actions Documented by Research: antibacterial, antidiabetic, antifungal, antioxidant, hepatoprotective (liver protector), hepatotonic (liver tonic), immunostimulant

Other Properties/Actions Documented by Traditional Use: antidiabetic, stomachic (digesive aid)

Cautions: The leaves will enhance the effect of insulin and diabetic drugs.

Natura Petz sells I’m Allergic To Needles, which contains Yacon.