Veterinary Herbal Therapy – Clinical Experience of Chinese Medicine in Vets

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Herbal therapy is simply the application of natural herbs for therapeutic purposes, usually for treating or preventing diseases. In some parts of the world, herbal therapy is still widely used today. In China, it is one of the primary medical treatments. In countries where western medicine is more dominant, alternative therapies such as herbal therapy are used instead of traditional medical treatments.

An Overview

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Herbal therapy can be broadly classified into three categories: herbal medicines, tonics, and essential oils. Herbal medicines contain extracts from whole herbs. In herbal therapy, a single compound, whether whole or composite is used. In the early years, it was believed that whole herbs cured diseases while other components like essential oils promoted their efficacy.

Nowadays, herbal therapy is widely accepted by people all over the world. Its efficacy has been proven by numerous studies and clinical trials. Some studies show that whole herbs have more efficacy than other compounds found in plants. For example, Indian ginseng has been studied extensively. It was found to be more effective than other compounds found in plants.

Major Plant Parts

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Many plant parts are useful as components of herbal medicine. These parts include roots, rhizomes, rhizome, leaves, bark, seeds, fruits, and berries. These parts of plants have different properties, which makes them suitable to be combined in herbal therapy. The combination of these parts is known as herbs in therapy. These parts of plants are generally used as tonic compounds that are beneficial to the animals and humans.

One of the most popular types of herbs in herbal therapy are the granular extracts. Granular extracts are made by combining herbs of diverse species into a single dose. The granular extracts are then injected into the animal’s skin or the muscle of the animal. This treatment relieves animal pain and enhances the healing of the animal. However, some of the herbs used for this treatment like Chinese ginseng and Indian ginseng are prohibited in the United States because they may be abused by some individuals.

Top Herbal Therapy

Another type of herb in herbal therapy is Chinese medicine. Chinese herbs have been used in Chinese herbal medicines for many centuries. These herbs have been proven to be safe and efficient to use in human medicine and veterinary medicine. However, it is not always possible for veterinarians to examine all the herbs in a patient’s body to determine the appropriate treatment. To solve this problem, researchers from China and Europe developed a method of mass-producing Chinese medicine by using gelatin, eggshells, rice, corn and other ingredients.

Today, there are many manufacturers who produce and distribute herbal therapy products. There are even manufacturers who specialize in producing only herbal therapies that can be used for both humans and animals. Some herbalists are selling their products online, so people can purchase this type of treatment from the internet and have it delivered at their doorstep. Most herbalists recommend that individuals consult their veterinarians before taking any product because the effectiveness of the product and its side effects depend on the quality of the ingredients used in manufacturing the product and the expertise of the veterinarian.


Today, more people are turning to herbal therapy as an alternative form of medical care. In fact, many people are asking their veterinarians about using Chinese medicine in veterinary herbal treatment. Some of these people also want to learn more about the clinical experience of Chinese herbs in providing them with relief from pain and other symptoms. They want to know if clinical studies have been done on the efficiency of herbs in providing pain relief for animals.

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