Herbs Used as Substitutes for Conventional Drugs

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  • Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Used as anti-inflammatory alternatives to yucca root (Yucca schidigera), steroidal, and nonsteroidal drugs

  • Black walnut (Juglans nigra): Used in place of conventional wormers

  • Wormwood (Artemesia absinthum) Used in place of conventional wormers

  • Saint-Johns-wort (Hypericum spp.): Used as a natural substitute for Prozac (fluoxetine HCl)

  • Oregon grape (Mahonia spp.): Used as an antibiotic for eyes, ears, and mucous membranes

  • Valerian (Valeriana officinalis): Used as alternatives to sedative drugs

  • Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia): Used as alternatives to sedative drugs

  • Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata):Used as alternatives to sedative drugs

  • Hop (Humulus lupulus):  Used as alternatives to sedative drugs

  • Dandelion leaf (Taraxacum officinale): Used in place of furosemide (Lasix)

  • Senna (Cassia angustifolia): Used as a natural laxative

Reprinted from Herbs for Pets © 1999. Permission granted by BowTie Press.

 


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Patricia - 235189   Fond du Lac, WI

1/16/2013 8:43:29 AM

I have recently started giving my dogs Dr Harvey's Ortho-Flex, which was suggested to me by the little pet food store I go to. We have just started to use it and there is a difference in them already!! Very good for dogs with arthritis and bad bones.

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gonzo   santa barbara, CA

11/11/2010 6:46:51 PM

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MARY   MT LAUREL, NJ

8/1/2010 7:31:44 AM

IM ALL FOR NATURAL REMEDIES...I PRESENTLY GIVE MY DOG BREWERS YEAST TABS {1 PER 10 LBS} IN PLACE OF FRONTLINE AS MY RESEARCH LED ME TO BELIEVE THAT THE FIPRONIL IN FRONTLINE IS A CARCINOGEN. THANK GOD, SO FAR ITS BEEN EFFECTIVE MY VET IS AWARE OF THIS . I BECAME VERY SUSPICIOUS OF FRONTLINE, AS IM ALWAYS HEARING ABOUT DOGS GETTING CANCERS!!!! I LOST MY 8 YR OLD "OLLIE" TO CANCER 2 YRS. AGO. I WAS DEVASTATED, AS MY DOGS, CATS HAVE ALWAYS LIVED 14 TO 18 YRS!! I REALLY,REALLY ENJOY AND BELIEVE IN YOUR CONCEPTS AND ADVICE.THANK YOU

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