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The benefits of Sutherlandia for dogs

13th Jun 2016
Beryl Shuttleworth
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[vc_row][vc_column][minti_spacer][vc_column_text]Sutherlandia Frutescens - The Herbal Horse and PetSometimes science works forwards, by hypothesising how a molecule will help a
disease according to its structure. And sometimes science works backwards, looking to history for inspiration. This is what happened with Sutherlandia.

Sutherlandia frutescens is a scrubby little bush, fond of the most arid regions of southern Africa. What makes this plant extraordinary is the way in which African tribes have used the leaves for centuries to treat cancer, ulcers, anxiety, flu and arthritis.

When scientists took this plant into the laboratory they found it to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. It also (quite famously) stops wasting in cancer patients.

The next question to answer was how this plant had these effects. Sutherlandia frutescens, when analysed, was found to contain L-canavanine, pinitol, GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) and asparagine.

Amongst other therapeutic effects, the leaves are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immuno-modulating. It also seems to be very safe and well tolerated.

This is exactly what is needed to alleviate your pet’s itchiness and that is why we have included this herb in our Itch (Allergy) Formula.[/vc_column_text][minti_spacer][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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The benefits of Sutherlandia
The benefits of Sutherlandia
Amongst other therapeutic effects, the leaves of Sutherlandia are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immuno-modulating. It also seems to be very safe and well tolerated.
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  1. I have a Jack Russell with serious grass allergies. Would this be beneficial and if so, how many capsules daily?

  2. Is it safe to give my yorki some of the tea. A small amount. Reason he suffer from anxiety and also get fits. We tried canibus oil, nothing. His on patasium drops, tripeline as well as Finabon. If this will help I will try it. But I need to make sure it’s safe.

    1. Hi Sonya

      Although there is no specific research regarding the safety of Sutherlandia in horses, it can be assumed to be safe for horses as studies that have been done on other mammals have shown that Sutherlandia is completely safe. Also, humans have been using Sutherlandia for centuries with little to no side effects been reported.

      I hope this helps!

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