The benefit of herbs
Herbs have been around for thousands of years and have powerful therapeutic properties. Through extensive research, it is now understood that ‘conventional’ medicine derived from plants.
“Until recently, plants were an important source of novel pharmacologically active compounds with many blockbuster drugs being derived directly or indirectly from plants. Despite the current preoccupation with synthetic chemistry as a vehicle to discover and manufacture drugs, the contribution of plants to disease treatment and prevention is still enormous. Even at the dawn of 21st century, 11% of the 252 drugs considered as basic and essential by the World Health Organisation were exclusively of flowering plant origin” - cited Prof. (Dr.) Ciddi Veeresham
Over the last Century, botanicals have been used much more to support and maintain good health and wellbeing — and are the natural preferred choice over western allopathic medicine. We are now opting to use natural remedies for our animals, as overuse of conventional medicines (e.g. antibiotics, vaccines, drugs, chemical sprays) has actually shown an increase in health issues such as allergies, cancers, aggression and anxiety. In recent years, clinical research has helped us to establish which herbs work best in supporting various aspects of health in animals.
Have you noticed that your dog may forage and choose to eat different plants at different times? This is called ‘self-selection’ which is a wonderful preventative health approach, enabling your dog to support itself both physically and emotionally. Proflax products include herbal formulas which encompass many of the nutrients that your dog would naturally select itself.
Every herb in its natural active state is made up of dozens of unique bioactive chemicals (phytochemicals) and nutrients called phytonutrients which are packed with essential minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Commercial dog foods contain little or none of these vital phytonutrients and so they need to be supplemented in your dogs diet.
Herbs can be used as an integral part of a holistic approach to health & wellbeing as they balance the physical (nutritional) and emotional elements. This balance is achieved by selecting specific healing herbs which when combined create a synergy which provide some amazing therapeutic benefits.
Each of the Proflax herbal formulas are unique and have been formulated by an experienced holistic vet. They include adaptogens which are a unique class of healing herbs that help to balance, restore and protect the body. They help to promote 'homeostasis' which is described as ‘a healthy state that is maintained by the constant adjustment of biochemical and physiological pathways’.
We use only the finest medicinal grade herbs; flower, leaf or root, which are free from pesticides or chemicals. The herbs are freshly extracted in order to retain their active compounds and made into tinctures. Our tinctures have not undergone any drying/heating or been through any synthetic processes so are nutritionally beneficial. As our tinctures are concentrates they are absorbed quickly and thus work faster than most other herbal supplements. Our herbal tinctures are from cGMP licensed farms who have full accreditation.
We include between 20-25% of herbal formula to every bottle of Proflax Oil which makes our products powerful, effective, natural and safe for your dog. By combining our herbal formulas with cold pressed flaxseed oil your dog will also benefit from a perfect balance of Omega-3 & 6 essential fatty acids.
In situations where conventional medication is necessary, herbal remedies such as Proflax are ideal to be used alongside as an integrative approach. We do recommend that you check with your vet if you would like to take this approach.
For any questions about the safety of herbs in pregnant, nursing bitches or puppies or those with specific medical ailments please refer to the FAQ section of this booklet.