A herbal diuretic.
This formula is a safe, gentle herbal diuretic that includes the Western herb, Dandelion, to replace potassium, an element often leeched away by synthetic diuretics and other herbal diuretics.
Used for centuries, dandelion is a detoxifying herb, though its exact mode of action is still largely unknown.
Its major benefits are derived from the leaves, which produce a diuretic action, yet contain high levels of potassium, giving the body back this much-needed mineral.
In traditional Chinese herbalism, the peel or rind of the herbs in this formula are used to treat skin edema and are considered to be especially effective in moving water below the skin.
The classic Traditional Chinese Medicine formula, Five Peel Decoction, does not contain harsh leeching herbal diuretics and is safe and effective.
The use of Buchu leaves is from the South African herbal tradition; they are a urinary antiseptic and a great diuretic. The active ingredient believed responsible for the diuretic action has been identified as diosphenolis.
Mulberry root bark, Chinese wolfberry root bark, poria bark, areca peel, ginger root, dandelion leaf, nettle leaf, buchu leaf, stevia leaf.
ORIGIN: Based on Five Peel Decoction, Wu Pi Yin,(1253 A.D.),Hoelen & Areca.
Small cats & dogs: 1/2-1 small spoonful mixed in with food.
Medium dogs: 1-2 small spoonfuls mixed in with food.
Large dogs: 2-3 small spoonfuls mixed in with food.
Even though this formula is mild, it is best not to use on a continual basis. If you have used other diuretics before, you may consider supplementing with potassium. Do not use during pregnancy.