The elixir is the resin of Grindelia squarrosa extracted in ethyl alcohol. Grindelia is an excellent cough suppressant and expectorant available in nature. It can be cut with honey, syrup or water. The label suggests 1 to 1 but can be mixed up to four parts light weight syrup (from canned fruit) to one part elixir. It is recommended as a treatment for upper respiratory infections.
It has found wide use as a treatment for:cough, sore throat, congestion, laryngitis, topical treatment of poison ivy and poison oak.
Use four ozs. of the cut elixir for horses with chronic cough twice daily. Use four cc per 100 weight for carnivores orally as needed, cut by honey, syrup, juice or any palatable liquid is recommended. Large doses may cause profuse sweating (i.e. more than five cc of the uncut elixir per 100 weight).
Hawthorne Extract - 8 oz
The tincture is made by alcohol and water extraction of the blossoms, leaves and twigs in the early spring.
Hawthorn has multiple high efficacy for cardiovascular ailments. It has beneficial effect in atherosclerosis, angina and ischemea. It dilates blood vessels and relaxes them resulting in lower blood pressure.
Up to one gram orally per 100 weight daily for carnivores is recommended. Side effects are rare however large doses may precipitate hypotension and sedation.
Licorice Extract - 8 oz
Licorice is regarded as natures cortisone. It has many of the same attributes as cortisone and presents many of the adverse side effects as well. Nonetheless, licorice is effective as an anti-inflammatory, expectorant and is a counter irritant for G.I. and pulmonary tissues. Recent research has demonstrated detoxification properties similar to silymarin due to its content of glycyrrhizin.
Dosage recommended is one cc per 50 pounds weight twice daily for carnivores. Use eight cc twice daily for large herbivores. It is advisable to use in conjunction with a diuretic. Overdose for an extended period of time may cause paralysis. Licorice is contraindicated during pregnancy.
Lemon Balm Extract - 8 oz
Lemon Balm is a mild sedative and analgesic. It has antiviral activity: herpes simplex virus (HSV), HIV-1 and a variety of other viruses.
Dosage is one cc per 50 lbs weight three times daily. Use eight cc three times daily for large herbivores. There are no contraindications or interactions documented.
Lemon Balm extract is a pleasant smelling and tasty extract. It is a fine flavor addition to tea or fish.
Uva Ursi Extract - 8 oz
Uva Ursi is a diuretic, antimicrobial and has found wide anecdotal efficacy in controlling involuntary bladder voiding.
Dosage is one cc per 50 lb. weight up to three times daily. Use eight cc three times daily for large herbivores. Large dosages may result in nausea, vomiting and collapse. Avoid use during pregnancy and lactation.
Valerian Extract - 8 oz
A good sedative for animals, valeriana sitchensis is commonly named sitka valerian. It is the most potent of the valerian depressants and has long been used as a sleep aid and anxiety reducing agent.
This product has found wide use post operation and post acupuncture as a means to provide a quiet convalescence for the animal. It is usually administered by the pet owner during after care. It is usually a good choice for traveling pets as a means to treat anxiety.
One cc orally per 100 weight for carnivores is recommended. Occasional occurrence of reverse reaction is noted as well as occasional bad dreams and headaches. It is GRAS (generally regarded as safe by the FDA as a food supplement).