It is the therapy that uses plants or herbal extracts to treat disorders and maintain the psycho-physical well-being (To learn more about phytotherapy, click here)
Plants have developed complex defence systems to survive the attacks of fungi, microbes, viruses, insects and even radiations. Their active parts, that is to say the parts that have a healing action and are situated in the leaves, flowers, fruits, roots or rhizomes, help tune the immune response in many food-related disorders and help the body in the defense against the constant attacks to cells led by pollutants and external substances. (To learn more about phytotherapy, click here)
Yes, it can be harmful like all the Liliaceae family, due to a enzyme deficiency. Anyway, dogs have always come into contact with garlic, that can be harmful only if the dogs eats an excessive dose. (To learn more, discover the Phyto Superheroes).
Garlic has antibacterial, antibiotic and antiseptic properties, and helps the disinfection of intestinal flora. It strengthen the antifungal action of tea tree and, in the case of ear infections, it is a useful antiparasitic and antimicrobial. The principles garlic contains in its bulb also combat cholesterol, hypertension and diarrhea. Garlic reduces blood glucose and is an important antioxidant. (To learn more, discover the Phyto Superheroes).
Rose hips is a rather common wild rose, whose false fruits, called hips, contain a great quantity of vitamin C and active principles.
The active principles of rose hips make the active principles of other plants more bioavailable, protect the blood circulation and the cardiovascular system, activate the body’s defenses, have a purifying action and act as an emollient on the intestinal mucosa. They are an important antioxidant, thanks to the plentiful content of vitamin C and polyphenols. (To learn more, discover the Phyto Superheroes).
Linden is a common tree, whose inflorescences and sapwood, the external bark, contain important active principles that are useful if the dog is very aggressive due to a debilitation, like a strong ear infection. In these cases, tilia acts as a sedative and antispasmodic, by acting on the central nervous system. (To learn more, discover the Phyto Superheroes).
Carvacrol, the substance found in oregano (Origanum vulgare) has antibiotic properties. Oregano has an antiseptic and antifermentative action, has antiparasitic properties against external parasites, acts as an antispasmodic in case of vomiting and has a digestive function. It is also useful in case of neonatal diarrhea and profuse diarrhea. (To learn more, discover the Phyto Superheroes).
Thanks to the tannins the chestnut contains, its presence in the foods is important for its anti-inflammatory action on the mucosa and its astringent effect. (To learn more, discover the Phyto Superheroes).
Burdock is an herbaceous plant whose extracts from the active parts – root and leaves – have important properties for the skin and the coat.
Burdock is a purifying and toxic-removing plant. It also improves the hair growth. (To learn more, discover the Phyto Superheroes).
Dandelion helps promote the production of bile, facilitates the gastrointestinal transit and is fundamental to eliminate extra body fluid. It is considered as a mild laxative and diuretic. (To learn more, discover the Phyto Superheroes).