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By going back through history and searching for the ingredients people used for healing wounds, infections, and other inflammations, we could notice they believed in the power of nature. Herbs were the only ingredients people used as great sources of vitamins, minerals, and other useful ingredients. Today, even modern medicine can’t be notional without the utilization of herbs. Therefore, all the previously mentioned facts are clear signs that natural ingredients can’t harm anyone, even our dogs.
In order to represent our customers with all the ingredients we use in our products, we decided to discover the list of magical and secret plants that improve your dog’s health.
Lavender oil has been used in a dog cosmetic industry for decades. It provenly helps red and dry skin associated with eczema. With eczema, a dog’s skin can become flaky, itchy and scaly. Since it’s famous for its antifungal properties, this magical oil will definitely keep your dog’s issue at bay.
Another great fact is that lavender oil can also be used to treat psoriasis because it’s rich in antioxidants that soothe the skin.
This powerful plant is already widespread not only in human but also in the animal care industry. It is considered for one of the best natural repellents against mosquito, fleas, lice and ticks bites.
Lemongrass in dog cosmetics is known as great hair moisturizer that quickly repairs the follicles and prevents the skin from bacteria and infections. And, that’s not all! It also smells amazing and can be used daily for spraying your dog’s coat!
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of peppermint oil? We bet it’s the cooling effect it provides. Well, except for this effectiveness, peppermint oil is known as a great pain reliever in muscles and joints. So, it certainly can help older dogs that suffer from arthritis.
Peppermint oil is a hybrid mix of watermint and spearmint and has an impressively long history in a topical cream and spray production. The presence of calcium in peppermint is widely famous in reducing swelling, and skin inflammation as well. There are studies that have shown the powerful effect in clearing out the pollen from your dog’s respiratory system during seasonal allergy.
Besides the fact it smells gorgeous, Rosewood oil is famous for its great antibacterial, insecticide, and antidepressant properties. So, next time your pooch gets an insect bite, cut or minor injury, you can put a Rosewood oil on a cotton ball and apply it on the affected spot.
Not only it will help to heal the wound, but will also prevent from developing an infection. Another great fact is that rosewood oil can be used for improving blood circulation while spaying a dog’s coat will improve shine and softness.
Geranium plants were first brought to Europe in the 17th century. There are more than 200 geranium species that are used in the cosmetic industry as well as in alternative medicine.
Geranium oil is widely famous for its therapeutic properties. It not only heals wounds but also serves as a great antiseptic. It actually fights 24 different types of bacteria and fungi. Geranium oil also helps in the treatment of dog ulcers, blisters, and other skin diseases. It’s rich in linalool, Geraniol, and the eugenol that regulates the secretion of sebum on the scalp.
We guess there’s no person who hasn’t heard of marigold’s beneficial effects. It came to Europe in the 12th century and got the name in honor of the Virgin Mary. In history, this plant was known as Mary’s Gold and later has been shortened into ‘marigold’.
Otherwise called calendula, this magical plant relieves minor burns, itchiness, and improves skin prone to allergies. There are also studies that shown calendula’s beneficial effects in fighting cancer cells.
Besides previously mentioned marvelous facts, marigold contains anti-fungal properties that kill candida and ringworm. Using a marigold oil or cream is highly desirable in case you own a short-tailed dog breed. Since dogs are prone to develop tail pocket infections, marigold can actually serve as a great bacteria killer.
Chamomile is probably one of the most famous natural antispasmodics in the World. It is used not only in human medicine but also as a natural remedy for treating different dog health issues. There are many species of chamomile, however, only 2 of them are used for medical purposes (Roman and German chamomile). When we talk about dogs, German chamomile is considered for the best one.
Chamomile has a long history of usage in wound healing, upset tummies, anxiety, eye infections, and skin irritations. By rinsing a dog’s eye with Chamomile tea that became infected by conjunctivitis, you can speed up the process of healing.
Marshmallow root has a long history of usage in dog medicine to treat skin wounds and ulcers. It also leaves a beneficial effect on the respiratory tract and eczema.
The Marshmallow root is rich in calcium, iron, iodine, sodium, and A and B complex of vitamins. In case your dog suffers from gastric ulcer, your vet should prescribe you a dosage of Marshmallow tea.
Otherwise called the jewel of the garden, the black elderflower is often used in skin and eye nourishing ointments. In human medicine, this plant provenly helps in treating coughs, colds, and diabetes. When we talk about dogs, black elderflower is used as a great pain reliever and to alleviate the swelling.
When it comes to this marvelous and powerful plant, comfrey root is used for wound, cuts and abrasion healing in dogs. It also provenly helps in treating painful joints in older dogs that suffer from arthritis.
The comfrey root should be used only in an external form otherwise, it can cause liver issues in your pet. Comfrey tea incredibly helps when applied on a dog’s injured ligaments, scrape, cut, inflamed tissue, and a broken bone to reduce inflammation.
We are sure there is no person who hasn’t used sage spice at least once in his/her kitchen. Beside it can be used for culinary purposes, sage has a long tradition of serving in medicine. Garden sage is often used in culinary and is known for reducing stomach gases in dogs.
On the other hand, Pineapple Sage is known in medicine to help in reducing the symptoms of seasonal allergies, redness, and heal skin infections. For dogs, it’s highly desirable to use a sage oil in case of suffering from pododermatitis. Your dog’s swollen and red paws will definitely show an improvement in a short time with the help of this incredible herb. Overall, sage can be used both in your dog’s kitchen and cosmetic without making any side-effects.
Thyme is definitely another great herb we should not forget. It presents a rich source of manganese, calcium, vitamin K and different antioxidants that serve to keep the youth of the skin. Thanks to its primary active ingredient called Thymol, this herb fights fungus and bacteria on a dog’s skin.
Let’s be honest…how many times you put the Olive oil on your burned, injured or cracked skin? You probably did it many times, right? Extra virgin olive oil is equally used both in culinary and cosmetics for many reasons. This gorgeous fruit can be used both for your dog’s hair, skin, cuts, burns, abrasions, and gastrointestinal problems.
It’s rich in omega 3 and 6 fatty acids that provenly leave beneficial effects on everyone’s skin. If you regularly put a teaspoon of an extra virgin olive oil in your dog’s meal, you’ll prevent him/her from developing dry and flaky skin.
Otherwise called natural antibiotic, propolis has a long history in medicine. On the other hand, beeswax is magical by itself because it contains more than 300 different chemicals. Propolis show effectiveness in fighting against viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungi, and skin problems such as dermatitis, ulcers, and acne.
Your pooch will definitely be thankful by tasting the beneficial effects of beeswax as well. It helps in sooting your dog’s dry and cracked nose and paws as well. The great thing about beeswax is that when put on a dog’s nose, it stops environmental allergens to enter the nostrils.
Besides the fact it smells wonderful, shea butter provenly reduce skin inflammations, treats acne, blisters, and ulcers, and restore the elasticity of the skin.
Shea butter comes from the seeds of the Karite fruit. It’s incredibly rich in vitamins A, and E, and naturally contains UV protection. Since it contains palmitic, oleic, stearic, and linoleum acids, shea butter is great for keeping the dog’s skin moist, elastic and free from itchiness.
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