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Looking for a holistic veterinarian? Check out the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association to find one near you.
We recommend leaving the treatment of illnesses or accidents to highly trained veterinarians, but we also believe it is good to be informed about holistic treatments. Here is a list of herbs and what holistic veterinarians commonly use them for:
Aloe: Minor burns, skin irritation, stomach disorders
Borage: Fever, inflammation, respiratory infections, stress
Bupleurum: Fever, irritability
Chamomile: Anxiety, flatulence, indigestion, inflammation, healing of wounds
Comfrey: Bruises, burns, ulcers, healing external wounds
Echinacea: Viral and bacterial illness, eczema, skin issues or problems
Fennel: Colic, flatulence, indigestion, coughs
Garlic: Common cold, coughs, adenoid problems, respiratory infections, bacterial infections
Ginger: Motion sickness, dizziness, digestion
Goldenseal: Digestion, inflammation, infection
Hawthorn: Insomnia, heart trouble, nervousness
Lavender: Nervous exhaustion, insomnia, rheumatic pain
Marigold: Bruises, burns, healing wounds, skin inflammation, conjunctivitis (pink eye), fungal infections, adenoid issues
Milk Thistle: Liver disorders, psoriasis
Mullen: Diarrhea, hemorrhoids, bronchitis, coughs
Nettle: Constipation, allergies
Peppermint: Indigestion, nausea
Red Raspberry: Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
Rosemary: Headaches, muscular pain, neuralgia (nerve pain), general debility, digestive problems
Tangerine Peel: Promotes digestion
White Willow: Fever, inflammation
Yarrow: Wounds, high blood pressure
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