(Respiratory & Kennel Cough Formula)
This formula has been developed to sooth and cleanse the respiratory system
and help to remove excess or thickened mucous while reducing the irritation
and inflammation caused by excessive coughing, or infection. These
properties make it ideal for use in cases of kennel cough, asthma or
bronchitis. Additional supplements that can be used to enhance its effect
include Immun-Ex. It is excellent to use as a preventative for short and
extended stays in the kennel when your pet is under stress due to
environment change and possible diet change. Infection is also increased
from exposure to other possibly infected animals.
One drop per two pounds of body weight up to fifty pounds taken with food or
applied with plastic dropper or syringe directly into the mouth. Add one
drop per four pounds thereafter and take three times/day.
A good antimicrobial,
expectorant and demulcent for cleansing and soothing an inflamed respiratory
Can be used for
asthma and bronchitis.
against bacterial infection
cleanses toxins, stimulates immune and digestive systems
action on respiratory nerves
loosens phlegm in throat and chest
good for fever
inflamed and ulcerated surfaces
bronchitis, upper respiratory infection, and congestion
spasms and cramping
contains chemicals that loosen bronchial secretions
an aid for the sinus
Elecampane root (Inula helenium)
Elecampane has been used specifically for lung complaints in Europe for
hundreds of years. Until recently many herbal texts suggested that the
beneficial properties a specific sesquiterpene lactone, alantolactone
however modern research suggests the real beneficial constituents are inulin
and mucilage content found in elecampane. It has substantial cough
prevention as well as soothing effects on the intestinal tract.
Wild Cherry Bark (Prunus serotina)
Wild cherry bark has been used worldwide as a traditional treatment for
coughs and lung inflammation. The bark contains cyanogenic glycosides
particularly prunasin which research has proven to act to reduce and relieve
coughing spells due to bronchial spasms by stopping spasm of the smooth
muscle lining located in the bronchioles.
Wild cherry bark also thins mucous allowing it to be more
Irish Moss (Chondrus crispus)
This seaweed has formed the core of numerous lung and respiratory tract
health herbal formulations over the years with good reason. Not only does it
nourish and strengthen respiratory function it is viable in treatment of
irritating coughs bronchitis and many other lung conditions. It has the
ability to thin mucous as well as reduce inflammation in all mucous
membranes which include belongs as well as the digestive system making it
valuable for gastritis and ulceration of the stomach. Its primary role has
been to help decrease recovery time from such serious lung conditions as
Recent research has indicated it can also be valuable as an antiviral
against the mumps and influenza B virus possibly due to its polysaccharide
content a known immune stimulant. 55% of Irish moss is mucilage and
therefore is classed as a demulcent which is a substance used to coat and
sooth mucous membranes.
Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Use of hyssop is truly ancient as it is mentioned even in the Old Testament
of the Bible. Itís most traditional usage is for mild to moderate irritation
of the respiratory tract accompanying colds as well as its mild expectorant
action due to hyssopís volatile oil. These properties make it valuable for
coughs, asthma and bronchitis. More modern research has identified a
polysaccharide which may stop the reproduction of the human immunodeficiency
Anise Seed (Pimpinella anisum)
Many of us are familiar with the flavor of anise which tastes like licorice
as it is been a major flavoring agent in cooking throughout the world for
centuries. It is also used by European herbalists to treat coughs.
The active constituents contained in anise are found in the volatile oil of
the seed which contain terpenoid anetholes which has an anti spasmodic
property useful in dry or spastic coughs. The German Commission E, the
government body for regulation of herbal formulations has approved anise for
use in relieving coughs.
Horse Radish (Cochlearia armoracia)
Modern research has revealed that the volatile oils contained in horseradish
have substantial antibiotic benefits which could account for its value in
treating respiratory tract infections.
It also has expectorant properties that can be easily proven by merely
smelling freshly prepared horseradish. You'll notice your sinuses begin to
run almost immediately as a result of thinning of the mucous which proves
its benefits as an expectorant.