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Acerola

Parts used: Fruit

Properties: antioxidant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, astringent, cardio tonic

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, protein, sucrose, vitamin C

Combinations containing Acerola: Equine products: 9 Inflammaid

Acerola is a small shrub that produces a small bright red fruit that is native to South America. The fruit has one of the highest levels of vitamin C, about 32 times more than oranges. Acerola has been used to treat liver issues, inflammation, anemia, rheumatism, diabetes, and high cholesterol. It is also found in many skin products to fight cellular aging.

Aloe Vera

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Alterative, antineoplastic, antiviral, cholagogue, demulcent, emollient, mucilant, purgative, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Niacin, selenium, sodium, vitamins A and C, zinc

Combinations containing Aloe Vera: Equine Products: 9 Inflammaid

Throughout history, few herbs have been revered as highly as Aloe Vera. It is a member of the lily family, although it looks much like a cactus plant. Aloe Vera has traditionally been externally used to treat wounds, frostbite, and burns. Internally, it has been used to aid in digestion, inflammation, ulcers, and kidney stones. Studies have shown that aloe juice treatments for digestive issues are just as effective as drugs, without the chance of toxic side effects.

Ashwaganda

Parts used: Root

Properties: Adaptogen, amphoteric, aphrodisiac, tonic

Combinations containing Ashwaganda: Canine products: 10 Foundation, 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 26 Thyroid Support

Ashwaganda is related to tomatoes and peppers. Its properties place it in the same class as ginseng, astragalus, and dong quai. Ashwaganda raises metabolism, stimulates digestion, clears mucus, thyroid modulating and improves circulation. It also can regulate important physiological processes as needed.

Astragalus

Parts used: Root

Properties: Adaptogen, alterative, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, aphrodisiac, cardio alterative, diuretic, hypotensive, immune-stimulant

Primary nutrients: Iron, magnesium, silicon, Zinc

Combinations containing Astragalus: Canine products: 19 Bld Klnz, 24 Immune Support, 34 Al-R-G Support, 37 Kidney Support

Astragalus has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years as an energy tonic and to enhance the immune system. Studies by the American Cancer Society show the positive effects of Astragalus on the immune systems of the cancer patients tested. It also has antiviral properties that are both preventative and defensive.

Barberry

Parts used: Root bark

Properties: Alterative, antibacterial, antineoplastic, antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, blood purifier, cholagogue, diuretic, hepatic, hypotensive, purgative, stomachic

Primary nutrients: Iron, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, selenium, thiamine, tin

Combinations containing Barberry are: Equine Products: 22 Respiratory Support, 24 Immune Support, 25 INF-X, 26 Thyroid, 27 Liver Support, 28 Pituitary Support, 35 Lymphatic Support, 37 Kidney Support Canine products: 13 Herbal Wormer, 21 Bright Eyes, 25 INF-X, 27 Liver Support

Commonly used for diarrhea and intestinal infections. Native Americans used the Barberry plant for treating liver conditions such as jaundice. Barberry contains berberine, which studies have shown is effective against a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungal infections. The berberine in Barberry has also been found to contain antidiarrheal properties and is recommended to stimulate the immune system.

Bayberry

Parts used: Root bark

Properties: Alterative, antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, emetic, insecticide, sialagogue, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Calcium, manganese, selenium, sodium, vitamins C

Combinations containing Bayberry: Equine Products:

Bayberry has long been used as a tonic to treat diarrhea and external wounds. Native Americans used it to reduce fevers. Bayberry is recommended as a tonic for stimulating the system and increasing immune function. The astringent value of the plant may work as a wound healer.

Bilberry

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Antioxidant, astringent

Primary nutrients: Aluminum, Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, tin, vitamins A and C with bioflavonoids, zinc

Combinations containing Bilberry: Equine Products: 9 Inflammaid, 21 Bright Eyes Canine products: 21 Bright Eyes, 34 Al-R-G Support

Bilberry is a perennial shrub that grows in the sandy areas of northern United States. It has been used to treat fragile blood vessels, urinary issues, and diarrhea. However, most commonly used for eye disorders, because it strengthens the capillaries and small veins surrounding the eyes. Bilberry helps to provide proper nutrients and oxygen to the eye. Bilberry is also thought to help with glaucoma, eye strain, irritation, fatigue, nearsightedness, night blindness, and cataracts. Royal Air Force pilots during World War II ate bilberry jam before night missions to improve their night vision.

Black Cohosh

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antispasmodic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, oxytocic

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, selenium, silicon, sulfur, vitamins A

Combinations containing Black Cohosh: Equine Products: 14 Mare Fertility, 20 Keep Cool, 39 Endurance Canine products: 18 Joint Support

Modern research supports the use of Black Cohosh for high blood pressure and heart problems because it equalizes circulation, as well as helping with asthma and bronchial issues. It is used as an antidote for snakebites and to treat hormonal imbalances. It is also used to treat all types of inflammation.

Black Walnut

Parts used: Hulls

Properties: Alterative, anthelmintic, antigalactagogue, antineoplastic, antiseptic, astringent, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: iron, potassium, selenium, silicon, selenium, tin

Combinations containing Black Walnut: Equine Products: 13 Herbal Wormer

Black Walnut has been used for centuries for skin ailments and constipation. Research supports its use for boils, eczema, herpes, and ringworm. Herbalists consider black walnut very useful for killing parasites, tapeworms, and ringworm. Black walnut causes oxygenation of the blood, which kills parasites.

Boneset

Parts used: Aerials

Properties: Alterative, anti-inflammatory, antiperiodic, antiviral, diaphoretic, emetic, febrifuge, purgative, nervine, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Calcium, magnesium, niacin, PABA, phosphorus

Combinations containing Boneset: Equine Products: 10 Maintenance, 12 Feet & Bone Support, 16 Power Dust, 22 Respiratory Support, 23 Laminae Support, , 33 HRP Canine products: 12 BTC, 16 Power Dust

Native Americans used this valuable herb for colds, flu, and fevers. Traditionally boneset has been used to treat fever, influenza, respiratory, allergies, chills, rheumatism, bruises, broken bones, urinary tract infection, and jaundice. Studies have found boneset effective to stimulate white blood cells.

Boswellia

Parts used: Resin

Properties: Analgesic, anti-inflammatory

Combinations containing Boswellia: Canine products: 18 Joint Support, 22 Respiratory Support

Boswellia is known for their gummy sap that has many medicinal uses, especially as anti-inflammatories. It has been used to treat asthma, arthritis, various inflammatory conditions, and to relieve joint pain. Studies have been conducted that show the anti-inflammatory properties of Boswellia are as powerful as those found in aspirin and ibuprofen.

 

Bupleurum

Parts used: Root

Properties: Antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, bitter, diaphoretic, sedative

Primary nutrients: Calcium, magnesium, potassium, protein, vitamin C

Combinations containing Bupleurum: Canine products: 26 Thyroid Support, 34 Al-R-G Support

Native to northern China, Bupleurum has been used to treat liver and gallbladder ailments. It has gained popularity as the need to enhance liver function to combat today’s toxins and the need to calm the nerves has become very popular. Bupleurum has been said to relieve the side effects of steroid use.

Burdock

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antineoplastic, anti-rheumatic, blood purifier, demulcent, diaphoretic, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Carbohydrates, copper, iodine, iron, PABA, protein, silicon, sulfur, vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, and P, zinc

Combinations containing Burdock: Equine Products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 18 Joint Support, 19 Bld Klnz, 20 Keep Cool, 27 Liver Support, 28 Pituitary Support, 39 Endurance Canine products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 18 Joint Support, 19 Bld Klnz, 22 Respiratory Support, 27 Liver Support, 34 Al-R-G Support, 36 Skin & Coat

Burdock is known as one of the best blood purifiers of all herbs. Modern scientific research has uncovered diuretic properties and tumor inhibitors in Burdock in studies done on animals. Burdock may also inhibit mutation-causing chemicals that can lead to cancer.

Butchers Broom

Parts used: Root

Properties: Anti-inflammatory, diaphoretic, diuretic, lithotripter, purgative, vasoconstrictor

Primary ingredients: Calcium, iron, manganese, niacin, selenium, sodium, vitamins A, B1, B2, and C, zinc

Combinations containing Butcher’s Broom: Equine Products: 12 Feet & Bone Support, 18 Joint Support, 23 Laminae Support Canine products: 12 BTC, 18 Joint Support

Dioscorides, an ancient Greek herbalist, recommended Butchers Broom as a laxative and diuretic. It is known to strengthen the walls of blood vessels and very useful for circulation problems. Butchers Broom has been verified with studies that is contains anti-inflammatory properties.

Capsicum

Parts used: Fruit

Properties: Alterative, antispasmodic, astringent, blood purifier, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, sialagogue, stimulant, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vitamins A, B-complex, C, G, and zinc

Combinations containing Capsicum: Equine Products: 16 Power Dust, Canine products: 16 Power Dust

Columbus first introduced Capsicum from Europe in 1493 and it was popularized as a powerful stimulant. It was also used to prevent and rid the body of serious infectious diseases. Capsicum has been used to normalize blood pressure, whether high or low, along with promoting circulation. It has been used to control pain and bleeding as well.

Cascara Sagrada

Parts used: Bark

Properties: Alterative, antineoplastic, antispasmodic, hepatic, purgative

Primary nutrients: Calcium, chlorine, iron, magnesium, selenium, vitamin A

Combinations containing Cascara Sagrada: Equine Products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 13 Herbal Wormer, 17 Kolik Eaz, 19 Bld Klnz, 24 Immune Support, 27 Liver Support, 29 LCR, 30 Digestive Support Canine products: 13 Herbal Wormer, 19 Bld Klnz, 27 Liver Support, 30 Digestive Support

Native Americans introduced Cascara Sagrada to the Spanish explorers when they complained of constipation. Cascara Sagrada enhances the peristaltic action in the intestines and increases secretions of the stomach and liver. It is used to restore natural bowel movement without griping and restore tone to the bowel.

Catnip

Parts used: Leaves, flower

Properties: Antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, nervine, sedative

Primary nutrients: Calcium, magnesium, manganese, organic iron, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, vitamin A

Combinations containing Catnip: Equine Products: 10 Maintenance, 20 Keep Cool, 33 HRP, 39 Endurance Canine products: 20 Keep Cool

Catnip is useful for calming the nerves and helping with anemia. It also contains some antibiotic properties. It is a mild tonic for colds, flu, and fevers. It can also help stimulate the appetite. It was used to introduce sweating without increasing body heat, as a sedative for pain, restlessness, convulsions, and insomnia.

Chamomile

Parts used: Flower

Properties: Alterative, anodyne, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, nervine, sedative

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, silicon, tryptophan, vitamins C, F, and B-complex

Combinations containing Chamomile: Equine Products: 20 Keep Cool, 27 Liver Support, 28 Pituitary Support, 29 LCR, 30 Digestive Support, 37 Kidney Support, 39 Endurance Canine products: 20 Keep Cool, 27 Liver Support, 30 Digestive Support, 34 Al-R-G Support, 37 Kidney Support

Chamomile is one of the best known herbs and its sedative qualities are helpful for nervousness and cramps. Chamomile tea is often used to calm nerves and reduce stress. It is also common to use to aid in digestion and relieve indigestion. It works by relaxing the smooth muscle lining of the digestive tract. Chamomile contains a natural hormone similar to thyroxine that helps strengthen the hair and skin. Chamomile has been found to cleanse the liver and have anti-inflammatory properties.

Chaparral

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Alterative, anodyne, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic, bitter, blood purifier, diuretic, expectorant, parasiticide

Primary nutrients: Aluminum, barium, chlorine, potassium, protein, silicon, sodium, sulfur

Combinations containing Chaparral: Equine Products: 13 Herbal Wormer, 18 Joint Support, 19 Bld Klnz, 21 Bright Eyes Canine products: 13 Herbal Wormer, 19 Bld Klnz, 21 Bright Eyes

Chaparral is a potent healer and cleanser. It has the ability to cleanse deep in the muscle and tissue walls. It works on the urinary tract and lymphatic system as it rebuilds tissue. Studies have found that chaparral works by influencing the body to inhibit unwanted rapid cell growth. It is a strong antioxidant, antitumor agent, painkiller, and antiseptic. It is one of the best herbal antibiotics. Chaparral was traditionally recommended for treating arthritis. Studies have found benefits from the plant’s anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-parasitic and analgesic properties.

Cleavers

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Antispasmodic, mild astringent, diaphoretic, diuretic, vulnerary, refrigerant, aperient, alterative, tonic

Primary nutrients: Flavonoids, vitamin C

Combinations containing Cleavers: Canine Products: 34 Al-R-G Support

Cleavers has long been regarded as a lymphatic tonic and diuretic. Studies have shown that is lowers blood pressure, without slowing down the heart rate. Cleavers shows anti-spasmodic properties on the urinary and digestive tracts. It is useful in clearing skin like psoriasis.

Clove

Parts used: Flower buds

Properties: Alterative, analgesic, anodyne, anthelmintic, antibacterial, antiemetic, antifungal, antiseptic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, expectorant, germicide, stimulant, stomachic

Primary nutrients: Calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vitamins A, B-complex, and Vitamin C

Combinations containing Clove: Equine Products: 13 Herbal Wormer Canine products: 13 Herbal Wormer

Clove grows in warm climates and contains one of the most powerful germicidal agents in the herbal kingdom. A few drops of clove oil in water will stop vomiting and clove tea will relieve nausea. Clove increases circulation of the blood and promotes digestion.

Comfrey

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, anti-catarrhal, antitussive, astringent, bitter, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, mucilant, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Eighteen amino acids (especially lysine), calcium, copper, phosphorus, potassium, protein, vitamins A and C

Combinations containing Comfrey: Equine Products: 16 Power Dust Canine products: 16 Power Dust

Comfrey was used by the Greeks and Romans for wound healing, respiratory ailments, to stop bleeding, and as a poultice to mend broken bones. Nicholas Culpeper, a seventeenth-century English Herbalist, recommended comfrey for all wounds external and internal. The Cherokee tribe used the comfrey plant for many ailments. Comfrey is one of the most valuable herbs known to man. It has been used with success for centuries as a wound healer and bone knitter.

Cornsilk

Parts used: Silk

Properties: Alterative, antiseptic, cholagogue, diuretic, demulcent, mucilant, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Silicon, PABA, vitamins K and B

Combinations containing Cornsilk: Equine Products: 30 Digestive Support Canine Products: 30 Digestive Support, 37 Kidney Support

Cornsilk is valuable for treatment of renal and cystic inflammation. It has also been used bladder issues as it cleans the urea as it circulates.

Cranberry

Parts used: Fruit

Properties: Antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic

Primary nutrients: Iron, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins A, B and C

Combinations containing Cranberry: Canine Products: 37 Kidney Support

American sailors during the nineteenth century stored cranberries on their ships to prevent scurvy, which is caused by the lack of vitamin C. The fruit and juice of the cranberry are mainly used to treat bladder and urinary tract infections.

Damiana

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Alterative, aphrodisiac, diuretic, nervine, stimulant, purgative

Primary nutrients: Calcium, niacin, protein, vitamins A, C, and B-complex, zinc

Combinations containing Damaina: Equine Products: 14 Mare Fertility, 15 Stallion Fertility, 31 Mare Moods

The ancient Mayans used this herb as an aphrodisiac, for lung conditions and dizziness, and as a body cleaner. In 1874 Damiana was introduced to Washington, D.C. It was promoted as an alternative for the nervous system and sexual dysfunction. Traditional uses include nervousness, fatigue, hormone balance, female disorders, and increasing sexual function. It has been found to help with infertility in both males and females, by strengthening the egg in the female and increasing the sperm count in the male.

Dandelion

Part used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antacid, blood purifier, cholagogue, diuretic, hepatic, purgative, stomatic

Primary nutrients: Fructose, glucose, magnesium, manganese, nutritive salts, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins A, B-complex, and C, zinc

Combinations containing dandelion: Equine products: 10 Maintenance, 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 12 Feet & Bone Support, 14 Mare Fertility, 19 Bld Klnz, 27 Liver Support, 30 Digestive Support, 31 Mare Moods, , 33 HRP, 35 Lymphatic Support, 37 Kidney Support Canine products: 10 Foundation, 19 Bld Klnz, 27 Liver Support, 30 Digestive Support, 37 Kidney Support

Dandelion is considered a great survival food because of its protein, vitamin, and mineral content. Europeans, Chinese, and Arabians have been using dandelion for hundreds of years to treat fevers, diarrhea, fluid retention, liver conditions, skin ailments, breast problems, digestion, and anemia. Dandelion promotes circulation, strengthens the arteries, restores gastric juices, and reduces cholesterol levels.

Devils Claw

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, anti-inflammatory, anti-lithic, anti-rheumatic, blood purifier, diuretic, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, protein, selenium, silicon, sodium, zinc

Combinations containing Devils Claw: Equine Products: 9 Inflammaid, 18 Joint Support, 19 Bld Klnz, 23 Laminae Support Canine products: 18 Joint Support, 19 Bld Klnz

Devil’s Claw has traditionally been used for arthritis, rheumatism, diabetes, arteriosclerosis, liver disorders, and kidney and bladder problems. Highly regarded in treatment for inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and gout. Regular use may help to improve hardened vascular walls.

Dong Quai

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antibacterial, antineoplastic, antiseptic, blood purifier, estrogenic, hypotensive, immunostimulant, purgative, sedative

Primary nutrients: Essential minerals, iron, magnesium, nicotinic acid, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, vitamins A, B12, A-complex, C, and E

Combinations containing Dong Quai: Equine Products: 14 Mare Fertility, 31 Mare Moods

Dong Quai has been used since the beginning of time by the Chinese for female disorders. It has been called “queen of all female herbs.” It contains constituents to nourish the female glands and strengthening all internal body organs and muscles. It has a tranquilizing effect on the central nervous system and nourishes the blood and brain cells.

Echinacea

Parts used: Root

Properties: Adaptogent, alterative, antibiotic, antineoplastic, antiseptic, antiviral, blood purifier, carminative, demulcent, digestive, sialagogue, stimulant, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Aluminum, iodine, iron, sulfur, vitamins C, and E, zinc

Combinations containing Echinacea: Equine Products: 9 Inflammaid, 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 19 Bld Klnz, 20 Keep Cool, 22 Respiratory Support, 24 Immune Support, 25 INF-X, 28 Pituitary Support, , 39 Endurance Canine products: 10 Foundation, 19 Bld Klnz, 25 INF-X

Echinacea was used by Native Americans for toothaches, snakebites, insect stings, headaches, swollen glands, infections, and stomach cramps. Echinacea is known best for being an immune booster by stabilizing the white blood cell count in the body. One of the greatest benefits of Echinacea may be its ability to help prevent and shorten the duration of a cold and flu.

Eleuthero

Parts used: Root

Properties: Bitter, adaptogen, immune stimulant, hypoglycemic, circulatory stimulant

Primary nutrients: Magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, zinc

Combinations containing eleuthero: Equine products: 14 Mare Fertility, 15 Stallion Fertility, 24 Immune Support, 27 Liver Support, 31 Mare Moods, , 35 Lymphatic Support, 39 Endurance Canine products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 24 Immune Support, 27 Liver Support

Eleuthero, also known as Siberian Ginseng, is a spiny shrub that grows to about six feet in height. It is used primarily to enhance endurance, regulate blood sugar, and stimulate immune function. Eleuthero’s adaptogen properties increase resistance to physical, chemical, and emotional stress. Blood sugar and pressure are said to be normalized and adrenal and thyroid hormones are stimulated.

Eyebright

Parts used: Herb

Properties: Alterative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, bitter, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Copper, iodine, iron, silicon, vitamins A, B, B-complex, D, and E, zinc

Combinations containing eyebright: Equine products: 21 Bright Eyes Canine products: 21 Bright Eyes

Eyebright has been used since the middle ages for eye irritations. Traditional uses include eye problems such as, failing vision, eye inflammation, eye ulcers, conjunctivitis, and eye strain. Eyebright is also stimulating to the liver to help in cleansing the blood.

Fennell

Parts used: Seeds

Properties: Anorectic, antacid, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, estrogenic, expectorant, galactagogue, sedative, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Calcium, magnesium, niacin, potassium, sodium, sulfur

Combinations containing fennel: Equine products: 35 Lymphatic Support

Fennel is used to expel phlegm from the throat, eliminate toxins for the body, and purify the blood. It is known to fortify the immune system and to be good to the eyes. Fennel also aids in digestion, improves night vision, relieves gas, expels worms, and cleans the bladder and liver.

Fenugreek

Parts used: Seeds

Properties: Alterative, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, bitter, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, galactagogue, mucilant, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Choline, iron, lecithin, minerals, protein, thiamine, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and D

Combinations containing Fenugreek: Canine Products: 36 Skin & Coat

Fenugreek was originally native to southwestern Asia and used for inflamed bowels and stomach problems. It has also been fed to sick animals for thousands of years to improve health. Fenugreek has a reputation of being able to dissolve hardened masses of accumulated mucus in the body. Fenugreek also helps expel waste through the lymphatic system. It is also recommended for inflamed gastrointestinal system, boils, and skin ailments.

Flaxseed

Parts used: Seeds

Properties: Antineoplastic, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, mucilant, purgative, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Calcium, essential fatty acids, potassium

Combinations containing Flaxseed: Equine Products: 10 Maintenance, 16 Power Dust Canine products: 10 Foundation, 16 Power Dust

Egyptians decorated their tombs with carvings of the flat plant and wrapped mummies in linen because of the high esteem they felt for this plant. Christ was believed to have been buried in linen. Hippocrates recommended flax oil for inflammation of the mucous membranes. Flaxseed is a mild laxative and helps reduce inflammation. It has also been used as a poultice for sprains and burns.

Garlic

Parts used: Root bulb

Properties: Adaptogen, alterative, antibiotic, anticoagulant, antifungal, antineoplastic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, blood purifier, diaphoretic, digestive, expectorant, stimulant, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulfur, thiamine, vitamins B-complex

Combinations containing Garlic: Equine Products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 12 Feet & Bone Support, 13 Herbal Wormer, 19 Bld Klnz, 22 Respiratory Support, 23 Laminae Support, 24 Immune Support, 25 INF-X, , 33 HRP, 37 Kidney Support Canine products: 12 BTC, 13 Herbal Wormer, 19 Bld Klnz, 24 Immune Support, 25 INF-X

Garlic has been used for thousands of years by the Hebrews, Greeks, Romans, Chinese, and Egyptians. Native Americans used garlic for abdominal cancer. Although, historically the main use of garlic has been to treat colds, coughs, toothaches, earaches, diarrhea, infection, arteriosclerosis, headaches, dandruff, tumors, worms, and hypertension. Garlic is nature’s antibiotic, and is a health-building and disease-preventing herb.

Gentian

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, blood purifier, hepatic, sialagogue, stimulant, stomachic, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Inositol, iron, magnesium, niacin, sulfur, vitamins F and B-complex, zinc

Combinations containing Gentian: Canine Products: 36 Skin & Coat

Gentian was used as a stomach tonic and to aid in digestion in Ancient Rome. It is used to reduce fevers by cooling the system. It is considered a great herb for strengthening the entire body and for use as a tonic when combined with other herbs. Studies have confirmed it to be useful as a digestive aid and a strong anti-inflammatory.

Ginger

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antacid, anti-inflammatory, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, sialagogue, stimulant

Primary nutrient: Aluminum, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, vitamin C

Combinations containing Ginger: Equine Products: 9 Inflammaid, 17 Kolik Eaz, 18 Joint Support, 26 Thyroid Support, 28 Pituitary Support, 30 Digestive Support, , 39 Endurance Canine products: 18 Joint Support, 19 Bld Klnz, 22 Respiratory Support, 26 Thyroid Support, 30 Digestive Support, 36 Skin & Coat

Ginger has been used for thousands of years for colds, nausea, and indigestion. Ginger was introduced to America in the sixteenth century by the Spaniards. Ginger is a blood stimulant and cleansing herb. It is also known to help with respiratory problems, kidney problems, inflammation, arthritis, high cholesterol, liver problems, and motion sickness. Although, it is probably best known for its positive effects on the gastrointestinal system to dissipate gas.

Ginkgo

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Adaptogen, alterative, antioxidant, antiseptic, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Bioflavonoids, calcium, chromium, niacin, selenium, zinc

Combinations containing Ginkgo: Equine Products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 28 Pituitary Support Canine products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 19 Bld Klnz, 22 Respiratory Support

Ginkgo is often used to increase the blood flow to the brain, improving memory problems, and to increase blood circulation through vasodilation. The ability of ginkgo to boost brain function has been documented extensively.

Goldenseal

Parts used: Root

Properties: Adaptogen, alterative, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiperiodic, antiseptic, cholagogue, hepatic, nephritic, stomachic, purgative

Primary nutrients: Cobalt, copper, iron, manganese, vitamins B-complex, C, E, and F, zinc

Combinations containing Goldenseal: Equine Products: 9 Inflammaid, 10 Maintenance, 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 14 Mare Fertility, 15 Stallion Fertility, 16 Power Dust, 22 Respiratory Support, 25 INF-X, 28 Pituitary Support, 29 LCR, 31 Mare Moods, 33 HRP Canine products: 13 Herbal Wormer, 16 Power Dust, 25 INF-X

The Native Americans used Goldenseal for a tonic, sore throats, eye infections, ulcers, and even arrow wounds. It has been used as an insect repellent and as a pesticide for crops. Recent studies have found Goldenseal to be beneficial against viruses and infections. The antibiotic properties of Goldenseal are due to the alkaloid content, including berberine, which has been found to be effective against organisms. It is often found in cold remedy combinations.

Gotu Kola

Parts used: Aerials

Properties: Alterative, anti-asthmatic, antispasmodic, blood purifier, diuretic, nervine

Primary nutrients: Aluminum, calcium, magnesium, manganese, niacin, riboflavin, silicon, sodium, thiamine, vitamin A, zinc

Combinations containing Gotu Kola: Equine Products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support Canine products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 12 BTC

Anciently, Gotu Kola was used to treat leprosy; calm the nerves, increase mental and physical power, stimulate and rejuvenate the brain, prevent nervous disorders, and avoid mental fatigue and senility. Gotu Kola gradually builds the nervous system as a nervous system tonic. A tonic is a substance that works to put the body into balance, so that everything is working properly. It works by cleansing and purifying the blood by neutralizing acids and helps the body defends itself against toxins.

Hawthorn

Parts used: Berries

Properties: Alterative, antispasmodic, astringent, cardio alterative, diuretic, sedative, vasodilator

Primary nutrients: Choline, inositol, vitamins A, B-complex, and C with bioflavonoids

Combinations containing hawthorn: Equine Products: 10 Maintenance, 20 Keep Cool, 23 Laminae Support, 39 Endurance

Hawthorne was used by the ancient Greeks for heart disease. Native Americans found hawthorn useful for rheumatism and heart problems. Hawthorn is noted for its ability to regulate arterial blood pressure. It aids in reducing the heart rate and lessen the heart’s workload. It has been found that hawthorn dilates the blood vessels, lowers blood pressure, and strengthens the heart.

 

 

Hops

Parts used: Flower

Properties: Alterative, anodyne, antibacterial, antibiotic, antineoplastic, nervine, sedative, stomachic, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Chlorine, copper, fluorine, iodine, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B-complex

Combinations containing Hops: Equine Products: 20 Keep Cool, 26 Thyroid Support, 39 Endurance Canine products: 20 Keep Cool

Hops are best known for their sedative action. They are also used for their antibiotic properties. They have a relaxing effect on the liver and a laxative effect on the bowels. The seventeenth-century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper suggested using hops to open obstructions of the liver, cleanse the blood, loosen the belly, cleanse the veins, and promote urine.

Hydrangea

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, anti-lithic, anti-rheumatic, astringent, diuretic, purgative, nephritic, sialagogue

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, silicon

Combinations containing Hydrangea: Equine Products: 28 Pituitary Support, 30 Digestive Support, 37 Kidney Support Canine Products: 30 Digestive Support, 37 Kidney Support

Hydrangea was used by the Cherokee with great success for calculous disease. It contains alkaloids that act like cortisone without the side effects and has similar cleansing powers to those of Chaparral. It works to increase the flow of urine to remove stones and the pain associated with kidney stones. It can help stop infections and dissolve hard deposits in the veins and urinary organs.

Irish Moss

Parts used: Entire herb

Properties: Alterative, antineoplastic, demulcent, emollient, expectorant

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iodine, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, sulfur, vitamins A, D, E, F, and K

Combinations containing Irish Moss: Equine Products: 22 Respiratory Support, 26 Thyroid Support Canine products: 22 Respiratory Support

Irish moss is seaweed that was first found in Ireland. It is high in iodine and considered a valuable food as well as a therapeutic agent. It is beneficial for respiratory ailments, as it is able to absorb excess liquid and remove it from the body and eliminate toxins from the bowel. It contains fifteen of the eighteen elements that compose the human body.

Juniper Berries

Parts used: Berries

Properties: Anodyne, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, nephritic, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Chromium, copper, sulfur, vitamin A

Combinations containing Juniper Berries: Equine Products: 13 Herbal Wormer, 15 Stallion Fertility, 19 Bld Klnz, 23 Laminae Support, 25 INF-X, 37 Kidney Support Canine products: 13 Herbal Wormer, 19 Bld Klnz, 37 Kidney Support

In ancient Greece, Juniper Berries were used as a diuretic. They contain a volatile oil that has traditionally been used to treat conditions of the urinary tract. Juniper Berries are often used to increase the flow of urine. They are beneficial for ridding the body of uric acid and treating infections.

Kelp

Parts used: Herb

Properties: Alterative, antacid, antibiotic, demulcent, diuretic, hypotensive, mucilant, nutritive, hypotensive

Primary nutrients: Aluminum, barium, bismuth, boron, calcium, chlorine, chromium, cobalt, copper, gallium, iodine, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, nickel, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, silver, sodium, strontium, sulfur, tin, titanium, vanadium, vitamins A, B-complex, C, E, G, S, and K, zinc, zirconium

Combinations containing Kelp: Equine Products: 10 Maintenance, 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 12 Feet & Bone Support, 13 Herbal Wormer, 14 Mare Fertility, 18 Joint Support, 23 Laminae Support, 26 Thyroid Support, 28 Pituitary Support, 31 Mare Moods, 33 HRP, 35 Lymphatic Support, 37 Kidney Support Canine products: 12 BTC, 36 Skin & Coat

Traditionally, Kelp has been used for its rich abundance of iodine to treat thyroid disorders, whether underactive or overactive. It helps promote the growth of healthy tissue, skin, hair, and nails. It is used to rid the body of toxins. It is also able to improve the cardiovascular system, nervous system, and mental alertness. This plant is thought to provide nourishment, enhance the immune system, aid in hormone balance, and restore strength.

 

Lemon Balm

Parts used: Aerials

Properties: Antioxidant, anti-cancer, sedative

Combinations containing Lemon Balm: Equine Products: 33 HRP Canine products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support

Native to Europe, Lemon Balm is a member of the mint family, and is considered a calming herb. Studies have shown that Lemon Balm helps promote cognitive abilities and improves mood, decreases agitation, reduces depression and reduce anxiety. Other studies have shown its effectiveness in the Herpes Simplex Virus, with improvements in just two days.

Licorice

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antibacterial, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, cholagogue, demulcent, estrogenic, expectorant, purgative

Primary nutrients: Biotin, chromium, iodine, lecithin, manganese, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamins E and B-complex, zinc

Combinations containing Licorice: Equine Products: 10 Maintenance, 15 Stallion Fertility, 19 Bld Klnz, 22 Respiratory Support, 24 Immune Support, 25 INF-X, 27 Liver Support, 29 LCR, 30 Digestive Support, 33 HRP, 35 Lymphatic Support Canine products: 19 Bld Klnz, 22 Respiratory Support, 24 Immune Support, 30 Digestive Support, 34 Al-R-G Support, 36 Skin & Coat

Licorice has been used medically for thousands of years by the Egyptians, Romans, Greeks, and Chinese. It is thought to work as a stimulant on the adrenal glands and as a natural source of a hormone similar to cortisone. It contains interferon which is essential for protecting the immune system. Licorice has the ability to loosen phlegm in the respiratory tract and help the body expel mucus. It may also be useful for protecting against and healing ulcers, as well as treating hepatitis.

Lobelia

Parts used: Aerials

Properties: Analgesic, anodyne, anti-asthmatic, anti-catarrhal, antispasmodic, astringent, decongestant, diaphoretic, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, nervine, purgative, sedative

Primary nutrients: Cobalt, copper, iron, lead, sulfur

Combinations containing Lobelia: Equine Products: 16 Power Dust, 20 Keep Cool, 39 Endurance Canine products: 12 BTC, 16 Power Dust, 26 Thyroid Support

Some herbalists consider Lobelia to be one of the most valuable herbs available to humankind. Lobelia is one of the most powerful relaxant herbs in the plant kingdom. It can be used externally as a poultice with Slippery Elm to heal abscesses or boils. Lobelia is beneficial for spasms, convulsions, epilepsy, and nervous conditions.

Marshmallow

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, anti-catarrhal, anti-inflammatory, anti-lithic, demulcent, mucilant, nutritive, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iodine, iron, pantothenic acid, sodium, vitamins A and B-complex

Combinations containing Marshmallow: Equine Products: 10 Maintenance, 23 Laminae Support, 29 LCR, 33 HRP, 37 Kidney Support Canine products: 16 Power Dust, 21 Bright Eyes, 22 Respiratory Support, 25 INF-X, 37 Kidney Support

Marshmallow has been used as food and medicine since ancient Egyptian times. Marshmallow helps expel phlegm and relaxes the bronchial tubes while soothing and healing. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant, which makes it good for joints and the gastrointestinal tract.

Milk Thistle

Parts used: Seeds

Properties: Alterative, antioxidant, galactagogue, hepatic, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Chromium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, tin, zinc

Combinations containing Milk Thistle: Equine Products: 27 Liver Support Canine products: 10 Foundation, 13 Herbal Wormer, 26 Thyroid Support, 27 Liver Support

Milk Thistle was used in Europe as a remedy for liver problems and as a digestive aid. The liver is an extremely important organ in the body. Milk Thistle has been proven to be very beneficial for liver function. Observations have shown that Milk Thistle can help reverse both acute and chronic liver problems and it is beneficial with general liver restoration, protection, and strengthening.

Mistletoe

Parts used: Herb

Properties: Alterative, antineoplastic, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, emetic, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Cadmium, calcium, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, vitamin B12

Combinations containing Mistletoe: Equine products: 20 Keep Cool, 39 Endurance

Not only is mistletoe a Christmas tradition, but also a nervine. There are two varieties, European and an American variety. The European is thought to lower blood pressure, while the American is thought to raise blood pressure.

Mullein

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Analgesic, anti-catarrhal, antispasmodic, antitussive, astringent, demulcent, diuretic, expectorant, mucilant, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, potassium, sulfur, vitamins A, B-complex, and D

Combinations containing Mullein: Equine Products: 22 Respiratory Support, Canine products: 12 BTC, 22 Respiratory Support, 26 Thyroid Support

Native Americans used Mullein to treat lung problems, and some tribes smoked it to treat asthma. It is best known for its use in treating respiratory disorders such as asthma, bronchitis, coughs, tuberculosis, and congestion. It nourishes and strengthens the lungs. Mullein is also suggested for pain, as a sleep aid, a laxative, and to get rid of warts.

Myrrh

Parts used: Resin

Properties: Alterative, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, expectorant, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Chlorine, potassium, silicon, sodium, zinc

Combinations containing Myrrh: Equine Products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 25 INF-X, 29 LCR, 30 Digestive Support Canine products: 25 INF-X, 30 Digestive Support

Myrrh was valued anciently as a fragrance and healing agent. It is mentioned frequently throughout the Bible as a holy ointment, purification herb, and as a perfume. Myrrh is a powerful antiseptic, working on the stomach and colon to soothe and heal inflammation. Myrrh provides vitality and strength to the digestive system. It stimulates the flow of blood to the capillaries. It helps speed the healing of mucous membranes, aid digestion, heal sinus problems, and soothe inflammation.

Nettle

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antiseptic, astringent, blood purifier, diuretic, expectorant, galactagogue, hemostatic, nutritive

Primary nutrients: Calcium, chlorophyll, chromium, copper, iron, manganese, potassium, protein, silicon, sodium, sulfur, vitamins A, C, D, E, F, and P, zinc

Combinations containing Nettle: Equine Products: Canine Products: 34 Al-R-G Support

Nettle is native to Europe and is also found throughout North America. Nettle is so rich in chlorophyll that the English used it to make a green dye for camouflage paint during World War II. Nettle helps decrease bleeding and uric acid. It is also rich in iron, which is vital to good circulation and to reduce high blood pressure.

Olive Leaf

Parts used: Leaves

Properties:astringent, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-oxidant, anti-parasitic, anti-septic, anti-viral, febrifugal, immune-boosting, tranquilizer

Combinations containing Olive Leaf: Equine Products: 9 Inflammaid, 24 Immune Support, 25 INF-X, 33 HRP Canine products: 24 Immune Support, 25 INF-X

Olive leaf was first used medicinally in Ancient Egypt. It is gaining recognition as a powerful defender against sickness and numerous scientific studies have been conducted to investigate the extracts beneficial properties. The reported benefits of Olive Leaf extract range from promoting increased energy and healthy blood pressure, to supporting the cardiovascular system and the immune system. Olive Leaf is used for treating viral, bacterial, and other infections.

Oregon Grape

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antiseptic, blood purifier, cholagogue, hepatic, nephritive, nutritive, purgative

Primary nutrients: Copper, manganese, silicon, sodium, vitamin C, zinc

Combinations containing Oregon Grape: Equine Products: 10 Maintenance, 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 12 Feet & Bone Support, 15 Stallion Fertility, 20 Keep Cool, 21 Bright Eyes, 23 Laminae Support, 25 INF-X, 27 Liver Support, 33 HRP, 39 Endurance Canine products: 25 INF-X, 27 Liver Support, 34 Al-R-G Support

Oregon Grape tonics were first introduced as medicinal remedies in the late nineteenth century, and were marketed as blood purifiers. It is a well-known treatment of skin disease caused by toxins in the blood. Oregon Grape is also a tonic for all glands, promotes digestion, and aids in the assimilation of nutrients.

Panax Ginseng

Parts used: Root

Properties: Adaptogen, alterative, bitter, cardiac tonic, circulatory stimulant, liver tonic

Primary nutrients: chromium, niacin, protein, riboflavin, selenium

Combinations containing Panax Ginseng: Canine products: 10 Foundation

Ginseng has a worldwide reputation for maintaining good health, increasing one’s resistance to fatigue, stress and disease, postponing old age symptoms. It has a definite action to stimulate the immune system, increase endurance, and stimulate liver enzymes.

Panax Notoginseng

Parts used: Root

Combinations containing Panax Notoginseng: Equine products:

Panax Notoginseng is a main ingredient in Yunnan Paiyao, which was made famous by the Vietcong during the Vietnam War. They carried it on them to stop the bleeding of a wound. It is used to stop or slow down bleeding. It is used for nosebleeds, vomit up or cough up blood, or find blood in their urine or feces. It is also used to relieve pain; and to reduce swelling, cholesterol, and blood pressure. It is also used for chest pain, strokes, dizziness, and sore throat.

Papaya

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: bitter, digestive, vermifuge

Primary nutrients: Cobalt, silicon, vitamin C

Combinations containing Papaya: Equine products: 9 Inflammaid

Papaya fruit comes from a small tree that is native to the tropical American hemisphere. It has a wide range of purported medicinal properties for treatment of diabetes, as birth control, as an antiseptic, antimicrobial, or diuretic, to control parasites, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, and lower cholesterol.

Parsley

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-lithic, anti-rheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, galactagogue, hepatic, lithotriptic, nervine, parasiticide, purgative, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Calcium, chlorophyll, cobalt, copper, iron, potassium, riboflavin, silicon, sodium, sulfur, thiamine, vitamins A, B, and C

Combinations containing Parsley: Equine Products: 24 Immune Support, 26 Thyroid Support, 27 Liver Support, 28 Pituitary Support, 35 Lymphatic Support, 37 Kidney Support Canine products: 24 Immune Support, 26 Thyroid Support, 37 Kidney Support

The seventeenth century herbalist Nicholas Culpeper prescribed Parsley for water retention, kidney stones, bladder conditions, and coughs. Parsley is often recommended as a preventative herb. It is so nutritious that it increases resistance to infections and disease. Parsley is effective in treating the kidneys by providing essential nutrients that help cleanse the blood filtering system. It is also good for all liver problems caused by jaundice. As a diuretic, Parsley can help reduce high blood pressure.

Passion Flower

Parts used: Herb

Properties: Anodyne, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, nervine, sedative

Primary nutrients: Chromium, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium

Combinations containing Passion Flower: Canine products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 20 Keep Cool

Passion Flower is very soothing on the nervous system and for conditions such as anxiety and hyperactivity. Combining Passion Flower and Valerian are considered very useful as a tranquilizer. It also works on the digestive system smooth muscles as well as the uterine muscles.

Pau d’ Arco

Parts used: Inner bark

Properties: Adaptogen, alterative, analgesic, antifungal, antimicrobial, antineoplastic, antiviral, astringent, blood purifier

Primary nutrients: Calcium, cobalt, silicon, zinc

Combinations containing Pau d-Arco: Equine Products: 9 Inflammaid, 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 19 Bld Klnz, 28 Pituitary Support, 29 LCR Canine products: 19 Bld Klnz, 24 Immune Support

Pau d’ Arco has become a well-known herb for healing and protecting the body from disease. It is found in the inner bark of the red lapacho tree, grown in the Andres Mountains. There is some evidence of antitumor properties in Pau d’ Arco. It seems to be a powerful alterative and blood builder. It gives the body greater vitality by increasing the resistance to disease. Pau d’ Arco is often referred to as the “everything” herb because of its uses for many disorders.

Plantain

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Alterative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, anti-venomous, astringent, blood purifier, demulcent, diuretic, emollient, expectorant, febrifuge, mucilant, parasiticide, purgative, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Calcium, protein, sulfur, trace minerals, zinc

Combinations containing Plantain: Equine products: 16 Power Dust, 24 Immune Support, 29 LCR Canine products: 12 BTC, 16 Power Dust, 24 Immune Support

Plantain is one of the most commonly used plants in the world. Plantain is most known for its gastric benefits. It neutralizes stomach acid, normalizes stomach secretion, and has been used to treat stomach ulcers. The astringent properties in Plantain help stop bleeding and promote healing in wounds.

Pleurisy

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, anodyne, antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, emetic, expectorant, febrifuge, nervine, purgative, stimulant

Combinations containing Pleurisy: Equine products: 22 Respiratory Support

“Pleurisy” is derived from the Greek root pleura, or “lung membranes.” This herb is valuable for relieving chest pain and eases breathing difficulties. It was used by Native Americans, and they introduced it to the European settlers, who were suffering from numerous respiratory problems. Pleurisy expels phlegm from bronchial and nasal passages. It opens lung capillaries, then aiding the release of mucus that thins discharge. This reduces lung congestion and improves breathing.

Poke Root

Parts used: Root

Properties: Lymphagogue, alterative, antitumor

Combinations containing Poke Root: Equine products: 26 Thyroid Support, 33 HRP, 35 Lymphatic Support

Poke Root is an excellent alterative by stimulating metabolism and also acts as a detoxification agent. As an alterative it is used in chronic rheumatism and regular conjunctivitis. Specifically, Poke Root is indicated in the treatment of the lymphatic system and well known for its benefits in the treatment of mastitis.

Psyllium

Parts used: Husk

Properties: Demulcent, mucilant, purgative

Primary nutrients: Fiber, iron, selenium, tin, vitamin A, zinc

Combinations containing Psyllium: Equine products: 10 Maintenance, 30 Digestive Support, 33 HRP, 39 Endurance Canine products: 10 Foundation, 30 Digestive Support

Psyllium was used by the Native Americans as eyewash and to treat sprains and abrasions. It was also used as a laxative to help relieve constipation. Psyllium is an excellent remedy for many problems of the digestive system. It acts as a lubricant on the intestinal tract and helps with diarrhea.

Red Clover

Parts used: Aerials

Properties: Alterative, antibiotic, antispasmodic, blood purifier, nutritive, sedative, stimulant, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, nickel, tin, vitamins A, C, B-complex, F, and P

Combinations containing Red Clover: Equine products: 9 Inflammaid, 19 Bld Klnz, 24 Immune Support Canine products: 19 Bld Klnz, 24 Immune Support, 34 Al-R-G Support, 36 Skin & Coat

Red Clover has been used for treating cancer, bronchitis, nervous conditions, spasms, and toxins in the body. Herbalists consider it to be a blood cleanser and recommend this mild herb in formulas when using a cleansing program. Studies indicate Red Clover contains some antibiotic properties beneficial against several bacteria. Researchers as the National Cancer Institute have found anticancer activity in Red Clover. While the use of Red Clover as a cancer treatment has not been validated, research continues and is promising.

Red Raspberry

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Alterative, analgesic, antiemetic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, astringent, galactagogue, homeostatic, oxytocic, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, vitamins A, S, C, D, E, F, and G

Combinations containing Red Raspberry: Equine products: 14 Mare Fertility, 21 Bright Eyes, 31 Mare Moods Canine products: 21 Bright Eyes

Red Raspberry has traditionally been used to strengthen the uterus, prevent nausea and hemorrhage, pain during labor, and enrich colostrum found in milk. It has been shown to promote tissue healing, especially to the cervix. Red Raspberry helps strengthen the entire reproductive system.

 

 

Rehmania

Parts used: Root

Combinations containing Rehmania: Canine Products: 34 Al-R-G Support, 36 Skin & Coat

Rehmannia is considered an adrenal tonic in Western Herbal Medicine. Studies haves shown it to support the cells of the pituitary gland and adrenal cortex during times of stress. Studies have also shown its potential to help autoimmune conditions of the thyroid and adrenal glands. Rehmannia is also useful for treating asthma, skin conditions, and arthritis. It contains compounds that reduce inflammation and capillary fragility, protects the adrenal glands and tone the blood.

Rose Hips

Parts used: Fruit

Properties: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, blood purifier, nutritive, stomachic

Primary nutrients: Calcium, silica, sodium, sulfur, vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, and E

Combinations containing Rose Hips: Equine products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 20 Keep Cool, 24 Immune Support, 27 Liver Support, 29 LCR, , 35 Lymphatic Support Canine products: 24 Immune Support

Native Americans used Rose Hips as food, because it was available all year round. Modern research has recognized Rose Hips for its vitamin C content. Because of its nutrient content it is often used as a survival food. It is useful for preventing and healing infections.

Safflower

Parts used: Flowers

Properties: Alterative, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, purgative

Primary nutrients: Chromium, Essential fatty acids, potassium, selenium, sodium, vitamin A, and K

Combinations containing Safflower: Equine products: 12 Feet & Bone Support Canine products: 12 BTC

Safflower has the ability to remove hard phlegm from the body, and clear the lungs. It can also improve digestion and colon function. Safflower can help reduce lactic acid.

 

Sage

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Alterative, antigalactagogue, antihydrotic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, febrifuge, parasiticide, stimulant, vulnerary

Primary nutrients: Calcium, potassium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, thiamine, vitamins A, B-complex, and C, zinc

Combinations containing Sage: Equine products: 13 Herbal Wormer Canine products: 13 Herbal Wormer

Sage originated in the Mediterranean, and now grows throughout the globe, but it should not be confused with the brush sage that grows in desert areas. Sage is often used as a cooking spice. It has been used to treat digestive disorders such as ulcers, nausea, and diarrhea. There is evidence of antimicrobial activity as well.

Sarsaparilla

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aromatic, blood purifier, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Chromium, cobalt, Copper, iodine, iron, manganese, silicon, selenium, silicon, vitamins A, B-complex, zinc

Combinations containing Sarsaparilla: Equine Products: 14 Mare Fertility, 24 Immune Support, 31 Mare Moods Canine products: 24 Immune Support, 26 Thyroid Support, 34 Al-R-G Support

Sarsaparilla root is commonly used to make root beer. Components in Sarsaparilla aid in the production of testosterone and progesterone. It also stimulates metabolism, aids digestion and improves appetite. Research shows that it contains diuretic activity and increases the elimination of chlorides and uric acid. Sarsaparilla also stimulates breathing when congestion occurs and helps purify the blood.

Saw Palmetto

Parts used: Fruit

Properties: Alterative, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, diuretic, sedative

Primary nutrients: Phosphorus, vitamin A, zinc

Combinations containing Saw Palmetto: Equine combinations: 15 Stallion Fertility

Saw Palmetto is known as an aphrodisiac and sexual stimulant. It has been used to treat urination problems, inflammation of the bladder, and prostate enlargement. The berries have been useful for improving digestion, increasing weight, and building strength.

Sheep Sorrel

Parts used: Aerials

Properties: Anti-cancer, ant-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant,

Primary nutrients: vitamins A, B-complex, D, E, and K

Combinations containing Sheep Sorrel: Equine Products: 19 Bld Klnz

Sheep Sorrel has several reported health benefits, including treatment for cancer, fever, and generalized inflammation. Its ability to help treat these conditions stems from the abundance of disease fighting molecules, such as vitamins A, B-complex, D, E, and K and natural molecules to make many drugs, including anti-cancer medications.

Shepard’s Purse

Parts used: Herb

Properties: Astringent, diuretic, febrifuge, hemostatic, purgative, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, tin, vitamins C, E, and K, zinc

Combinations containing Shepard’s Purse: Equine products: 16 Power Dust, 29 LCR, Canine products: 16 Power Dust

During World War I and II Shepherd’s Purse tea was used out of necessity to control bleeding due to casualties of war. Historically it has been used for hemorrhaging after childbirth and internal bleeding in the lungs and colon. The properties of Shepherd’s Purse act as a blood coagulant. It helps constrict the blood vessels and is used to regulate blood pressure and heart action.

Skullcap

Parts used: Herb

Properties: Alterative, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antispasmodic, febrifuge, nervine, sedative

Primary nutrients: iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins C, E, zinc

Combinations containing Skullcap: Equine products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 12 Feet & Bone Support, 20 Keep Cool Canine products: 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 20 Keep Cool

Chinese physicians have used skullcap as a tranquilizer, sedative, and to treat convulsions. In the eighteenth century it was recommended by physicians for insomnia, nervousness, and malaria. Skullcap may treat a variety of conditions, including pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, and epilepsy. It is well known for its ability to calm the nerves and help with all nervous system conditions.

Slippery Elm

Parts used: Inner bark

Properties: Antacid, antineoplastic, demulcent, emollient, expectorant, mucilant, nutritive

Primary nutrients: Calcium, copper, iodine, niacin, selenium, vitamins A, F, K, and P

Combinations containing Slippery Elm: Equine products: 10 Maintenance, 13 Herbal Wormer, 14 Mare Fertility, 16 Power Dust, 17 Kolik Eaz, 18 Joint Support, 19 Bld Klnz, 21 Bright Eyes, 23 Laminae Support, 25 INF-X, 29 LCR, 30 Digestive Support, 31 Mare Moods, 33 HRP, 39 Endurance Canine products: 10 Foundation, 13 Herbal Wormer, 16 Power Dust, 19 Bld Klnz, 30 Digestive Support

Slippery Elm was known by Native Americans and early colonist as a valuable survival food. They used the inner bark as a salve externally for burns and wounds. It was used for colds, coughs, sore throats, wounds, as a poultice to bring boils to a head, and bowel complaints. Many herbalists call it one of the most valuable remedies in herbal practice. It contains as much nutrition as oatmeal. It has been used mainly to treat GI problems, such as stomach and intestinal ulcers, soothing the stomach and colon, indigestion, acidity, and to lubricate the bowels.

Turmeric

Parts used: Root

Properties: Antibacterial, anticoagulant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antineoplastic, antioxidant, antiviral

Primary nutrients: Antioxidants, magnesium, silicon

Combinations containing Turmeric: Canine products: 18 Joint Support, 27 Liver Support

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years throughout Southeast Asia and India. It continues to be an important part of the Indian culture being used for a digestive aid, cleansing, fevers, infections, arthritis, and liver problems. Turmeric helps stop free-radical progression and prevents free radicals from forming. Studies have found that Turmeric is a stronger antioxidant than vitamins C and E. In studies done comparing Turmeric with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, the Turmeric was as or more effective in treating inflammatory conditions.

Uva Ursi

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Alterative, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic

Primary nutrients: Aluminum, iron, manganese, trace minerals, vitamin A

Combinations containing Uva Ursi: Equine products: 10 Maintenance, 14 Mare Fertility, 15 Stallion Fertility, 18 Joint Support, 21 Bright Eyes, 23 Laminae Support, 31 Mare Moods, 33 HRP, 37 Kidney Support, 39 Endurance Canine products: 21 Bright Eyes, 37 Kidney Support

Uva Ursi has been used for thousands of years by the Chinese as a diuretic and antiseptic for the urinary tract. Native Americans drank the tea of the steeped leaves to strengthen and heal bladder and kidney problems and women’s disorders. Herbalists have recommended Uva Ursi for strengthening the urinary system and preventing and treating bladder and kidney infections.

Valerian

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antiseptic, carminative, decongestant, diuretic, galactagogue, nervine, sedative

Primary nutrients: Calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, niacin, potassium, selenium, sodium

Combinations containing Valerian: Equine products: 14 Mare Fertility, 20 Keep Cool, 31 Mare Moods Canine products: 20 Keep Cool

The Greeks used Valerian as a decongestant, for digestion, nausea, and urinary tract disorders. Native Americans used it for healing wounds. Valerian is beneficial for the heart, lungs, liver, stomach, nerves, and brain. It is a strong nervine herb that produces a calming effect to aid individuals suffering from insomnia, anxiety, muscle spasms, and nervous tension.

Wheat Grass

Parts used: Aerials

Primary nutrients: Amino acids, calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, C, and E

Combinations containing Wheat Grass: Equine products: 24 Immune Support Canine products: 24 Immune Support

Wheatgrass is a nutrient-rich type of young grass in the wheat family. It is often used for juicing, or added to smoothies or tea. Wheatgrass provides a concentrated amount of nutrients including: iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll, and vitamins A, C and E. The rich nutrient content boosts immunity, kills harmful bacteria in the digestive system, and rids body of waste.

White Willow

Parts used: Bark

Properties: Alterative, analgesic, anodyne, anthelmintic, anti-inflammatory, antiperiodic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, diuretic, febrifuge

Primary nutrients: Magnesium, manganese, phenolic glycoside, salicylic acid, zinc

Combinations containing White Willow: Equine products: 12 Feet & Bone Support, 14 Mare Fertility, 18 Joint Support, 23 Laminae Support, 31 Mare Moods

White Willow bark has been recommended for pain and inflammation since the first century. Willow is valued as a nerve sedative because it has no depressing aftereffects. It works in a manner similar to aspirin, but gentle on the stomach.

 

Witch Hazel

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Alterative, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, hemostatic, sedative

Primary nutrients: Copper, iodine, manganese, selenium, vitamins C, E, K, and P, zinc

Combinations containing Witch Hazel: Equine products: 21 Bright Eyes

Native Americans used Witch Hazel for cuts, bruises, muscle aches, wounds, sore throats, fevers, and colds. It was one of the most valuable remedies native to America. It is used internally to help stop bleeding from the lungs, uterus, and other internal organs.

Yarrow

Parts used: Flower

Properties: Alterative, antiseptic, astringent, blood purifier, diaphoretic, diuretic, homeostatic, stimulant

Primary nutrients: Copper, chromium, iodine, iron, manganese, potassium, tin, vitamins A, C, E, F, and K

Combinations containing Yarrow: Equine products: 10 Maintenance, 11 Brain & Nerve Support, 12 Feet & Bone Support, 16 Power Dust, 18 Joint Support, 22 Respiratory Support, 25 INF-X, 29 LCR, , 33 HRP, 39 Endurance Canine products: 12 BTC, 16 Power Dust, 22 Respiratory Support, 25 INF-X

Yarrow was used anciently for menstrual problems, indigestion, hemorrhoids, and wounds. The Chinese also used it for inflammation and snakebites. Yarrow is well known for its ability to help stimulate clotting in cuts and abrasions. It may speed healing, relieve inflammation, and reduce pain of injuries. It acts as a blood cleanser and is good for colds, fevers, flu, lung disorders, nosebleeds, and perspiration. Yarrow also helps regulate and improve the function of the liver.

Yellow Dock

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antibiotic, astringent, blood purifier, cholagogue, nutritive, purgative

Primary nutrients: Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, nickel, vitamins A and C

Combination containing Yellow Dock: Equine products: 19 Bld Klnz, 21 Bright Eyes, 27 Liver Support Canine products: 19 Bld Klnz

Yellow Dock was a favorite herb among Native Americans for a variety of ailments, including primary tuberculosis, eruptive disease, and infections of the eyes, ears, and skin. It is well known as a blood cleanser, tonic, and builder, helping the liver purify the blood and lymph system. Modern herbalists recommend Yellow Dock for anemia, liver congestion and for skin problems. It is considered one of the best blood builders in the herbal kingdom.

Yerba Santa

Parts used: Leaves

Properties: Alterative, anti-asthmatic, aromatic, astringent, bitter, blood purifier, carminative, decongestant, expectorant, sialagogue, stimulant, stomachic

Primary nutrients: Iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium

Combinations containing Yerba Santa: Canine products: 22 Respiratory Support, 25 INF-X, 27 Liver Support

Native Americans used Yerba Santa for various ailments such as colds, coughs, congestion, diarrhea, and stomach ailments. Yerba Santa means “sacred herb” in Spanish. It is a mild but useful decongestant. It is recommended for all forms of bronchial congestion and is an excellent remedy for chest conditions. It works as a blood purifier and stimulates all digestive secretions.

Yucca

Parts used: Root

Properties: Alterative, antibacterial, anti-hematic, astringent, blood purifier, purgative

Primary nutrients: Calcium, copper, riboflavin

Combinations containing Yucca: Equine products: 9 Inflammaid, 12 Feet & Bone Support, 18 Joint Support, 23 Laminae Support Canine products: 18 Joint Support

Native Americans used Yucca for arthritis, rheumatism, and as a poultice on breaks and sprains. Yucca contains saponins that improve the body’s ability to produce natural cortisone to help with inflammation, healing, and pain. Herbalist often recommend Yucca for arthritis and rheumatism.

 

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Today’s Herbal Health, Louise Tenney, M.H.

Nutritional Herbology, Mark Pedersen

The Complete Herb Book, Jekka McVicar

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