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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Bosweilla - Herbs for Dogs and Cats



Bosweilla (frankincense), 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…
  • Analgesic;
  • 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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