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Treatment of Rabies


 Uses for Skullcap

Skullcap is sometimes called "mad dog," in reference to its historical use in treating the symptoms of rabies, which can result from the bite of a rabid dog. Skullcap quiets nervous tension and eases muscle tension and spasms. Skullcap also induces sleep without strongly sedating or stupefying. Skullcap may help to lower elevated blood pressure.
Skullcap has been used for abnormally tense or twitching muscles, as occurs with rabies, Parkinson's disease, St. Vitus dance (acute chorea, a nervous system disease characterized by involuntary movements of the limbs), and epilepsy.Skullcap has also been found to have an anti-inflammatory action. Guinea pig studies have shown that skullcap also inhibits release of acetylcholine and histamine, two substances released by cells that cause inflammation.
The natural antibiotic properties may help treat the aftereffects of a rabid dog bite. Some people have taken a few cloves of garlic three times daily to assist in wound healing.Vitamin C:If you have an infection associated with rabies, taking a vitamin C supplement or eating foods high in the vitamin will help fight the infection. Food suggestions include guavas, red peppers, fresh herbs, kiwi, cauliflower, and oranges


Healing Products

Click on Pet Calm for sedative products for pets

Use PetCalm:
  • To immediately calm anxious, stressed and highly strung pets
  • To treat anxiety in pets or soothe those with nervous dispositions
  • To reduce anxiety and excitability in competitive events
  • To help your pet cope during times of domestic stress (moving house, new baby, new extension)
  • To reduce distress during Halloween, fireworks, thunderstorms and other frightening occasions
  • As a tonic for the nervous system
  • For pets with a history of abuse

DIGESTIVE AND ENDOCRINE SUPPORT - click on below picture for more info
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camomileHerbs to Support Skin Healing Aloe (Aloe spp.) - Although Aloe vera is perhaps the best known, other aloe species are also beneficial to the skin, like our indigenous krantz aloe(Aloe arborescens) for example. Cut off a leaf and apply the inner juice or gel directly on to the wound. Aloe leaf gel is cooling, soothing and moistening and useful to help ease inflamed or itchy wounds.
Bulbine (Bulbine frutescens) - Bulbine is another indigenous herb with a leaf sap that has wound-healing properties. To use Bulbine, break off a leaf and squeeze out the slimy leaf gel. Like Aloe, Bulbine has cooling, soothing and moistening properties. Bulbine gel dries to leave a flexible, protective layer over the wound that helps prevent infection and keeps the wound from drying out.
Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) - Chamomile flowers are known for their soothing properties on the skin. A tea made from Chamomile flowers can be used as a wash to help sooth an irritated or itchy skin. Chamomile is also calming to the mind, a useful property in anxious or irritated animals.
Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) - Great smelling Lavender leaves and flowers can be made into a tea and make a useful wound wash. Rich in essential oils, Lavender is useful as a rinse to clean wounds, help reduce infection and promote skin healing. Lavender also has a slight analgesic effect, helping reduce any associated pain or discomfort. Like Chamomile, Lavender is relaxing and can help calm anxious or nervous animal.
Sour Fig (Carpobrotus edulis) - Sour fig is another indigenous herb and an ideal wound wash. The succulent leaves of the Sour Fig contain a tannin-rich juice that is astringent. Astringent herbs bind proteins on the surface of the wound, helping to stop minor bleeds and prevent a wound weeping excessively. Pick a leaf and squeeze out the juice directly onto the wound for best effect.