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Valerian

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Scientific: Under Construction [WikiPedia]

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PLEASE NOTE that herbal and other natural products can harm your animals – not all plants are safe and gentle! Do not attempt using any of the ingredients listed, or any other plant matter, without the guidance of a qualified herbalist.

Veld grape

Veld Grape Herbs for Pets

Scientific: Cissus quadrangularis [WikiPedia]

Appearance: Cissus quadrangularis is a vine that grows in Africa and parts of Asia.

Parts Used: All parts of the plant are used for medicine.

Common Uses: Cissus quadrangularis (CQ) is a plant whose extracts have long been used in folk medicine, including Ayurveda and in traditional African and Thai medicine. Cissus quadrangularis is a perennial plant of the grape family native to tropical Asia, the Middle East, and much of Africa. The name quadrangularis was used because of the angular, four-sided shape of the plant's stem. CQ is said to offer a variety of health benefits. Among them, CQ is believed to promote the healing of broken bones and injured joints. Because of this, CQ is referred to as asthisamharaka (that which prevents the destruction of bones) by the Assam people of India, Bangladesh, and Southeast Asia. Recent research has found that this power-packed plant may also help promote bone health, relieve joint pain, and protect against chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. The healing properties of this plant are attributed to its high contents of vitamin C and antioxidant compounds like carotenoids, tannins, and phenols.

It is believed to aid in the treatment of the following medical condition:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High cholesterol
  • Joint pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Osteoporosis

Topic Specific Research:

  • Clinical evaluation of Cissus quadrangularis as osteogenic agent in maxillofacial fracture: A pilot study [WikiPedia]
  • Inhibition of Bone Loss by Cissus quadrangularis in Mice: A Preliminary Report [Hindawi]
  • Novel phytochemical Cissus quadrangularis extract–loaded chitosan/Na-carboxymethyl cellulose–based scaffolds for bone regeneration [SagePub]
  • Constituents of Cissus quadrangularis [WikiPedia]

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  • Future Pet Nurtition range of products

PLEASE NOTE that herbal and other natural products can harm your animals – not all plants are safe and gentle! Do not attempt using any of the ingredients listed, or any other plant matter, without the guidance of a qualified herbalist.

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Disclaimer

If you are feeding herbs for healing or calming purposes then it is most effective to feed the herbs on a daily basis throughout one full blood cycle, which is 3 months (12 weeks). The condition should be vastly improved over this time to the point where further supplementation should no longer be necessary.

Please ensure that you are familiar with our [medical disclaimer]. We provide these herbal solutions for your convenience only, and because we know they work for the conditions that these solutions have been formulated for.

Herbs as a rule should not be fed to pregnant animals, as many of them have uterine or hormonal stimulant properties. Before feeding a herb to a broodmare or foal, please consult with a [vet or holistic animal practitioner] to substantiate safety of a specific herb. The information provided by us on this site is intended solely for animals older than six months of age.