NaturPet Healthy Lungs 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 tract.
Can be used for asthma and bronchitis.
effective against bacterial infection
cleanses toxins, stimulates immune and digestive systems
WILD CHERRY BARK
sedative action on respiratory nerves
loosens phlegm in throat and chest
good for fever
IRISH MOSS SEAWEED
soothes inflamed and ulcerated surfaces
for bronchitis, upper respiratory infection, and congestion
relieves spasms and cramping
contains chemicals that loosen bronchial secretions
FRESH HORSERADISH ROOT
excellent for lungs
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 easily removed.
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 tuberculosis and
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. It’s most traditional usage is for mild to moderate irritation of the respiratory tract accompanying colds as well as its mild expectorant action due to hyssop’s 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 virus (HIV).
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.