Herbal medicine works in the same way as modern medicines because plants contain elements which have a direct physiological effect on the body. Virtually all medicines were originally derived from plants and the majority still are. Until the turn of the century these were basically the only treatments available, until 'modern' medicines became available with the first antibiotics being generally in use from 1940.
The whole philosophy of herbal medicine is that by using the whole plant, and very often a combination of plants, the patient, whether human or animal, is taking a mixture of many thousands of naturally occurring complex elements which are contained in each plant. The action of herbs may sometimes be slower than the modern drugs that we have all become accustomed to using but, the advantage of fewer side-effects and of using a medicine that works in a more natural way makes this form of medicine very useful and increasingly the preferred one for the treatment. Of course, it is because the side effects are minimal, and instances of adverse reactions are few that herbal medicines are so popul
All medicines, whether herbal or conventional are subject to the same standards of quality and safety, with the exception that herbal medicine manufacturers are not required to undertake any animal testing procedures, and this is something that is reassuring for many people who are concerned about the animal testing methods used to establish safety standards for modern drugs.
Dorwest Herbs are proud to be a British company celebrating over 70 years in business and the undisputed experts in herbal pet care. Dorwest not only produce medicines to treat common conditions such as arthritis, incontinence, skin complaints and minor infections, they also make a comprehensive range of dietary supplements to the same quality standards, formulated to keep dogs and cats healthy and support them at various stages of life. With the greater demand now for medicines and supplements that work in harmony with our pets’ bodies, herbal products are not only appropriate, but are widely used by owners and their vets alongside modern medicine when needed.
So next time, when treating a common condition for your pet, seek advice from the experts in herbal pet care.