Kingdom of Basil tinctures now available for cats (and smaller dogs)!
My cat clients have long had the benefit of being able to use my specially made herbal tinctures. For the first time they are now available on etsy! While any of my herbal mixes can be made into a tea for the kitties, the tinctures come made to give. All my tinctures are made with love and with glycerin instead of alcohol so they are not too strong on the tongue. I can’t say that cats like my tinctures because they do still have a herbal taste and let’s face it, cats don’t like anything that is put in their mouths by someone else. However, they go down easier than most of the medications out there.
I am starting with offering my four most commonly used tinctures in the one ounce size.
- Kidney support is also available in powder form to tea. It is the traditional formula, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan and is one of the main herbals I use for older cats with kidney deficiency. Also see my article Kidney failure in cats – how Chinese medicine and diet can help
- Constipation support combines cascara which promotes gut motility with licorice root and ginger to prevent painful spasms in the colon.
- Anemia support contains two herbs, dang gui and huang qi that promote the production of red blood cells in the body
- Heart, brain and blood pressure support contains hawthorn and ginkgo which help regulate blood pressure, improve blood circulation into the brain to help with memory and support healthy heart muscle.
I often times combine kidney support and anemia support for cats with both kidney disease and anemia. Many cats with kidney disease also have high blood pressure, so sometimes kidney support gets combined with the hawthorn/ginkgo combo. I can also make either of these combinations. The constipation support I always use as a separate tincture.
I hope these tinctures additions are able to help more of the kitties out there! And I’ll be adding more formulas and sizes as we move along.