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Herbs that Are Frequently Used as Substitutes for Conventional Drugs

Natural supplements to cure your dog's ailments.

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 Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra): Used as anti-inflammatory alternatives to yucca root (Yucca schidigera), steroidal, and nonsteroidal drugs

 Black walnut (Juglans nigra): Used in place of conventional wormers

 Wormwood (Artemesia absinthum) Used in place of conventional wormers

 Saint-Johns-wort (Hypericum spp.): Used as a natural substitute for Prozac (fluoxetine HCl)

 Oregon grape (Mahonia spp.): Used as an antibiotic for eyes, ears, and mucous membranes

 Valerian (Valeriana officinalis): Used as alternatives to sedative drugs

 Skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia): Used as alternatives to sedative drugs

 Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata):Used as alternatives to sedative drugs

 Hop (Humulus lupulus):  Used as alternatives to sedative drugs

 Dandelion leaf (Taraxacum officinale): Used in place of furosemide (Lasix)

 Senna (Cassia angustifolia): Used as a natural laxative

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Reprinted from Herbs for Pets © 1999. Permission granted by BowTie Press.

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