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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Bosweilla - Herbs for Dogs and Cats



Bosweilla, safe to use as a daily dietary supplement,
alternative medicine for most dogs and cats.
In this article...

1. Boswellia
2. Health Benefits
3. Cautions
4. Side Effects
5. Drug Interactions
6. General Guidelines for Daily Intake


1.0 Bosweilla
     (Boswella, Indian frankincense, Indian Olibanum, Ru
     Xiang…)

Bosweilla is a tree that is native to Arabia and India where it grows in dry hilly terrain. There are several species of Bosweilla tree – Bosweilla serrata is the type most often used for medicinal purposes. The medicine is made from the sap of the Bosweilla tree. The bark of the tree includes channels that open up and ooze sap (resin) when the bark is stripped from the tree. The resin contains volitle oil and terpenoids.
Bosweilla is  available in dry powder, capsule and tincture form.

2.0 Benefits, a partial list…
  • Abdominal pain;
  • Allergies (environmental) from hay fever;
  • Arthritis…
  • Osteoarthritis (caused by aging joints, injury, obesity);
  • Bursitis;
  • Tendonitis;
  • Asthma;
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (chronic inflammation – occurs in matching joints on both sides of the body, can also effect blood, eyes, lungs, heart and/or nerves).
  • Cancer;
  • Cough;
  • Diuretic (increase urine flow);
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Sore throat;
  • Ulcerative colitis,
  • Topical use as an antiseptic.

3.0 Cautions
  • When applied to the skin may cause an allergic rash in the case of Bosweilla sensitive individuals;
  • Do not give to pregnant or lactating dogs or cats.

4.0 Side effects…
  • None

5.0 Drug Interactions…
  • Cholesterol lowering drugs.
 
6.0 General Guideline...
Daily Herbal Intake Based on Dog’s or Cat’s Weight
Weight
Dry Powders

Teas
Capsules/Tablets
Tinctures
1-10 lbs
a small pinch up to 1/8 tsp
less than 1/4 cup, 1-3 times/day
1/2 capsule, 1-3 times/day
1-3 drops, 2-3 times/day
10-20 lbs
1 larger pinch - 1/8 to ¼ tsp
1/4 cup, 1-3 times/day
1/2-1 capsule/tablet, 1-3 times/day
3-5 drops, 2-3 times/day
20-50 lbs
2 pinches - 1 teaspoon
1/4-1/2 cup, 1-3 times/day
1-2 capsules/tablets, 2-3 times/day
5-10 drops, 2-3 times/day
50-100 lbs 10-
2 pinches - 2 teaspoons
1/2-1 cup, 1-3 times/day
1-2 capsules/tablets, 3-4 times/day
20 drops, 2-3 times/day
Over 100 lbs,
up to 1 tablespoon
up to 1 cup 3 times/day
adult human dose
adult human dose


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Important Note

1.0 Use of Foods, Herbs, Alternative Medicines:

Safe use of items and protocols in the article above, is your sole responsibility.

Foods, herbs and alternative medicines have health issue, condition and conventional drug interactions. Safe use of all substances and protocol are your responsibility.

Before you use any substance or protocol do your research. Check for cautions, contradictions, interactions and side effects. Do not use substances or protocols not suitable to your animal's individual circumstances.

If your animal has an underlying condition substances and protocols may conflict.

2.0 Definition of Holistic…

Food, herbs, alternative medicines are NOT ‘holistic’ they are a substance and MAY, or may NOT be ‘NATURAL’.

If you use a ‘natural’ substance (ie. an herb) you are using a natural substance, not a holistic substance.

Holistic is not defined by use of one or several substances. Holistic is an approach.

Definition of “holistic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press

Adjective

"relating to the whole of something or to the total system instead of just to its parts"

"Holistic medicine attempts to treat the whole person, including mind and body, not just the injury or disease."

Holistic is a way of approaching life, and within that health, and well-being.

3.0 Expectation a natural substance remedies a health or behavioral situation.

A natural substance used to treat symptoms. But, if factors causing the underlying issue remain you do not have a remedy.

Remedy requires a comprehensive approach. It is necessary to identify root cause. Remove items that trigger, cause or otherwise contribute to issues. Holistic approach includes design, implementation to treat, remedy and maintain long-term health.

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Wishing your dog and cat the best of health!

Karen Rosenfeld
Ottawa Valley Dog Whisperer
Holistic Behaviorist - Dogs
Holistic Diet Nutrition Wellness Adviser – Dogs and Cats

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