Proflax Natural’s Skin & Coat formula contains some amazing active herbs that will help your dog stay itch-free, calm and comfortable this summer. One of the amazing herbs in this formula is Baicalensis (Chinese) Skullcap.
This power herb is a good source for flavonoid compounds which appears to inhibit histamine release which is responsible for the symptoms of allergic reactions and so helps with the symptoms of hay fever, asthma, atopic eczema, food allergies etc.
Along with inhibiting histamine release, Baical Skullcap also appears to exert a potent anti-inflammatory effect. This action seems to be due to the inhibiting effect that Baical Skullcap has on the release of inflammatory leukotrienes and prostaglandins. Prostaglandins and leukotrienes are significantly more inflammatory than histamine. Initial research into Baical Skullcap suggests its anti-inflammatory effect is comparable to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, with none of the side effects associated with these drugs.
Baical Skullcap has also been shown to be an effective antioxidant. This action is especially useful when you consider the detrimental role free radicals can play on inflammatory conditions. It also has analgesic, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties and helps the efficiency of the liver by reducing toxins thus promoting healthy skin.
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