Philippine Herbs Used in Small Animal Practice
Herb  Indication Preparation and Application   Active Ingredient  Precaution
Amarillo (Tagetes patula, T. erecta Common cough  De/ Dr: leaves and flowers, bid x 1-2d  Fats, volatile oil, quercetagetin   
Sambong (Blumea balsamifera), Atis (Anona squamosa)  Productive cough  De/ Dr: 1c leaves in 2 glasses water, bid x2d

Glycosides, tannin

Alkaloids, tannins

Lagundi (Vitex negando) Kennel cough  Commercially available in capsule-form; or De/ Dr: leaves   Flavonoids, essential oils May decrease heart rate and amplitude 
Bayabas (Psidium guajava Colds De/ Dr: leaves, 250 ml bid x 1-2d  Tannin, saponin   
Malunggay (Moringa oleifera Colds /Ff: Feed leaves Calcium oxalate, pectic substances   

Philippine Herbs Used in Small Animal Practice
Compiled by M. Leila Santiago-Flores, DVM
Preparation and Application of Herbal Medicines
Integumentary System
Gastrointestinal System
Intestinal Parasitism
Respiratory System
Reproductive System

Urinary System
Circulatory System
Ophthalmic Disorders


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