Veterinary Herbal Medicine/Phytotherapy
Herbal Medicine is the treatment of various conditions using herbal extracts (these are either given as a liquid, tablet, capsule, or tea for internal use or as a cream, gel, or shampoo for external use).
The tradition of treating animals and humans with herbs is centuries old and many of today's conventional drugs are developed from plants. Many thousands of chemicals are contained within one plant, whereas a conventional drug is just one chemical. Using a combination of herbs to help ease any symptoms of disease can mean that all of the chemicals within the herbs used work together synergistically.
A herbal preparation is made individually to meet an animals specific needs taking into account the whole animal, treating the primary complaint but also supporting the rest of the animal's body.
Herbal Medicine can be used in many chronic conditions including:
- Skin disease
- Respiratory diseases
- gastrointestinal complaints
- Joint and muscular problems
- Behavioural problems
You can find out more here: www.herbalvets.org.uk/herbal-medicine/