Ingredient Information

Why our Herbs?

We only use organic or wild harvested herbs grown in North America. Organic herbs have been shown to be up to ten times stronger than conventionally grown herbs. The reason we buy only from North America is that herbs from overseas are still grown with the use of highly toxic pesticides and insecticides and many still use DDT. Many herb companies buy from growers in India, Egypt, China, etc, because they literally pay 50 to 60 cents a pound for weak dirty unregulated herbs. Even if they claim to be Organic, herbs from other countries are almost always irradiated in Ethylene Oxide gas chambers to destroy bacteria before being allowed into North America. Ethylene Oxide gas has been proven to cause liver cancer in animals, destroy nerve cells, cause leukemia, respiratory disease, seizures, comas, etc.

We pay anywhere from $10 to $185 dollars per pound for our herbs which are grown on certified organic farms or wild harvested right here in North America. We use only the strongest and cleanest herbs to ensure your pet will heal more quickly. Before using any herbal formula ask the manufacturer where their herbs come from. If they can’t tell, you might be endangering your pet’s health by using them.

Why our tinctured formulae?

We make our formulae very, very strong. The reason we do this is we want your pet to get better. Many companies use only 10 to 20 percent herbs when making their tinctures and the rest is the extracting liquid. The result is a watered down weak tincture that is light in color and has at best a light taste if you can detect anything at all beyond the alcohol.

We use a minimum of 90% herbs in our formulae and we let our formulae steep for 14 days. The result is a dark liquid that has a powerful aroma and taste of the herb(s) it is made from. The strongest tinctures you can buy at most health stores are rated 1:1 that means 50% herbs to 50% extracting liquid. Many herb companies think that’s overkill, we think it’s not nearly strong enough. When you are dealing with life and death situations, you need effective concentrated formulae that work and that is exactly what we offer.

Canine Heart Tonic

Ingredients: Hawthorne berry, leaf and flower, Cactus Grandiflorus stem and flower, Motherwort herb, Red Clover blossoms, Ginger Rhizome and Habanero Cayenne peppers.

HAWTHORNE (berry, flower and leaf):

Hawthorne contains potent phytochemicals which have been found in medical studies to:

• Increase the contractions of the heart muscle

• Improve left ventricle ejection fraction

• Reduce peripheral vascular resistance by dilating the blood vessels

• Be a mild diuretic

• Powerful antioxidant

Overall Hawthorne helps the heart pump more easily, but with more force and protects the heart from any future damage.
This herb is considered to be the user friendly Digitalis.

CACTUS GRANDIFLORUS STEM AND FLOWER:

Contains powerful cardiac glycosides which increase the heart’s pumping force without increasing the heart’s oxygen demand. This makes the heart a more efficient pump and able to meet the demands of the circulatory system. I like to think Mother Nature created this herb specifically for congestive heart failure.

MOTHERWORT HERB:

Used in Asia for centuries as an all around heart tonic these are a few benefits:

• Helps with cardiac arrhythmia and tachycardia

• A strong influence over the regularity of the heart

• Strengthens weakness of the heart

RED CLOVER BLOSSOMS:

This herb has proven itself to be a potent heart and circulatory tonic. Red clover thins the blood and helps maintain elasticity of the hearts large arteries.

CAYENNE (HABANERO) AND GINGER:

Two of the worlds best known circulation stimulants. Cayenne rushes instantly to the heart and then works its way out to the rest of the body, ginger does the opposite going to the extremities first then working its way back to the heart. They go hand in hand as the most powerful circulation stimulants.

All ingredients are either organic or wild harvested.

Hawthorne Tincture

Ingredients: Wild Harvested Hawthorne Berry, Leaf and Flower.

Hawthorne has been used by great herbalists for thousands of years. It has been proven to be effective for high blood pressure, angina, cholesterol, arrhythmias, atherosclerosis, and congestive heart failure. Hawthorn has been shown in clinical studies to help the heart in at least five ways. It reduces peripheral vascular resistance by dilating the blood vessels, it increases the contraction of the heart muscle, it improves left ventricle ejection fraction, it is a powerful antioxidant and it improves blood flow to the heart. In one study (Tauchert et al 1994) Hawthorne was found to be at least as good as the ACE inhibitor Captopril in an eight week double blind study of 132 people with congestive heart failure. In another study (Leow et al 1996) people with congestive heart disease were given Hawthorne extract and their symptoms were decreased by 66%. Hawthorne is extremely safe and can be used daily without any harmful effects. Our Hawthorne tincture is made from wild harvested Hawthorne Berry, Leaf and Flower. Wild harvested and organic herbs can contain up to ten times more of the potent medicinal properties than chemically grown herbs.

All ingredients are either organic or wild harvested.

Dog Greens

Ingredients: Spirulina, Chlorella, Alfalfa Grass, Barley Grass, Wheat Grass, Kelp and Irish Moss.

Dog Greens provides your pet the following nutrients:

• Coenzyme Q10

• Omega 3 fatty acid

• GLA (gamma-linolenic acid)

• Mucopoly saccharides

• RNA & DNA (nucleic acids)

• Chlorophyll and Xanthopyll

• Alpha-linolenic

• SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase)

• B vitamins including B-12, pantothenic acid, choline, folic acid and others.

• Vitamin A (beta carotene), C, D, E, F, K and others.

• Array of minerals and microminerals including calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, iodine, selenium, silicon, silver, sulfur, iron, boron chromium, cobalt, copper, germanium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, vanadium and more.

• Full of Enzymes and amino acids

This special blend of super foods is all plant based so it ensures total absorption of vitamins and minerals and is completely safe to take in large amounts. The super foods in Dog Greens will help rebuild the flora that has been lost in your dog’s intestines due to poor nutrition and pharmaceutical drugs including antibiotics. It ensures your dog will meet his nutritional needs so he can stay healthy and fight off diseases naturally. Once you begin supplementing your dog with Dog Greens you will notice many improvements in your dog’s looks and overall health.

WARNING: Always buy organically grown super foods (spirulina, kelp, barley grass etc.) If not grown in pristine monitored conditions, they could contain high levels of heavy metals and toxic poisons thus making your dog sick. We only use the highest quality organically grown ingredients in Dog Greens.

SPIRULINA AND CHLORELLA – not only are these two algae full of nutrients, ounce per ounce spirulina has twelve times the digestible protein than beef and one ounce of chlorella contains more calcium than once ounce of milk.

ALFALFA, BARLEY & WHEAT GRASS – grasses are full of vitamins and minerals, they have been making animals healthy and strong since the beginning of time.

KELP – a seaweed used for centuries to cure many ailments. It is also an anti-rheumatic and anti-inflammatory. Kelp helps balance out the thyroid and contains 20 key amino acids.

IRISH MOSS – a sea vegetable that fights respiratory diseases and has amazing anti-microbial and anti-viral effects. Irish moss is very effective for digestion problems and will strengthen your dog nails and hair.

All ingredients are either organic or wild harvested.

Rena-Cleanse

Ingredients: Juniper berries, Uva Ursi leaf, Corn silk, Horsetail herb, Burdock root and seed, Pipsissewa leaf, Parsley leaf and root, Goldenrod flower tops and Marshmallow root.

The kidneys are just as important in cleaning your dog’s blood as the liver. When the kidneys are healthy they take on the job of filtering blood plasma, they return good clean blood to the body and create urine to expel the waste. They also regulate the acid/alkaline balance, as well as the water and electrolytes of the blood. Cleaning the elimination organs will ensure that your pet’s heart will receive the nutrients and herbs it needs to heal. Our formula contains herbs that will kill ANY urinary infections, clean and repair the kidneys and it is also a diuretic.

All ingredients are either organic or wild harvested.

Immuno-Aid

Ingredients: Echinacea Angustofolia Root and Echinacea Purpurea Seed.

This tonic goes hand in hand with Rena-Cleanse. Immuno-Aid stimulates the body’s natural immune cells causing disease fighting cells in the bloodstream to track and kill diseases.

All ingredients are either organic or wild harvested.

Hepara-Cleanse

Ingredients: Milk Thistle seed, Gentian root, Dandelion root, Oregon Grape root, Wormwood leaf and flower, Mojave Chaparral herb, Black Walnut hulls, Ginger rhizome, and Fennel seed.

The liver’s job is to cleanse the blood of any impurities such as those found in processed foods, tap water that is loaded with chemicals, the polluted air we all breathe and toxic pharmaceutical residues. These toxins overload your dog’s liver. They congest the liver and in turn the liver becomes less able to filter the blood. Over time the poisons that your dog’s liver should be removing get into the blood stream and eventually lead to diseases including heart disease. Our liver flush cleans and protects the liver and is a life saver for dogs with serious liver disease. Hepara-Cleanse also removes parasites and intestinal worms. We have seen dogs with sinus infections, skin infections and ear infections that recovered after ONLY one month of kidney and liver flush programs. Once the liver and kidney have been cleansed it allows the body to focus its energy on healing the sick and diseased areas. So start giving your dog organic whole foods, clean filtered water, plenty of outdoor exercise and cleanse his liver and kidneys and you will see huge improvements in his health.

All ingredients are either organic or wild harvested.

Blood Cleansing Tonic

Ingredients: Red clover blossoms, Mojave Chaparral herb, Oregon Grape root, burdock root and seed, Yellow Dock root, Poke root, Habanero Cayenne peppers, and Lobelia seeds.

This formula goes hand in hand with Hepara-Cleanse, the potent herbs in this formula clean the blood and lymph glands. They remove poisons and toxins from the body’s fat, cells and blood.

All ingredients are either organic or wild harvested.

L-Carnitine & Taurine

Carnitine Ingredients: Pure Human Grade L-Carnitine, cellulose.

Taurine Ingredients: Pure Human Grade Taurine Powder

Canine heart disease including DCM is believed to be caused by deficient diet, poor genetics (poor breeding etc.), or the inability to synthesize carnitine and taurine naturally in the body or a viral cause.

A healthy dog produces L-Carnitine and Taurine naturally by using vitamins and amino acids obtained through a healthy diet (Lysine, Methionine, B6 etc.). However, some animals are unable to synthesize Taurine and L-Carnitine even with proper nutrition. This can lead to a deficiency causing heart disease, including DCM.

L-Carnitine is a natural protein like substance that enables cells to carry fuel (fatty acids) to the heart. When a dog is unable to synthesize carnitine or is not getting enough carnitine, the fuel does not reach the heart, resulting in heart disease.

Taurine is an amino acid that is found in muscles, it is most abundant in the heart tissue. It maintains cell membranes, regulates the heart beat and protects the heart from calcium overload. One study showed it to be more effective than CoQ10.

To get a little more technical, Carnitine’s job is to carry fatty acids in to the mitochondria. Fatty acids are metabolized by the mitochondria within the cell. Each molecule of fat must be attached to a molecule of Carnitine in order to be transported across the mitochondria. After the fat has been metabolized in the mitochondria and has generated the energy ATP, Carnitine is again needed to remove the waste product from the mitochondria.

 


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If you're anything like me, your "pet" is your best friend, a member of the family, and the light of your life. So watching your pet get older is anything but easy.... My world kinda stood still when the Vet told me after a recent check-up that she had an enlarged left ventricle in her heart and thus was in the beginning stages of heart failure. Heart failure? My Abbey? No... Abbey's heart was x-rayed again, and the Vet said, "I am not trained in holistic medicines. I am a medical Doctor, but whatever you are doing, if it's not bothering Abbey or making her sick, don't stop doing it." Abbey's enlargement had shrunk! And in Dr. Goté's own words, "significantly". It had shrank to the point where it was not pressing on her breathing tube anymore (which is what causes the gagging and coughing). I was beyond happy. I was elated!... Try it. It works. You and your best bud won't be sorry! Many happy and healthy days to you all!!! Read More



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Hi and welcome to Five Leaf Pet Botanicals. My name is Amanda Banting, I am a Herbalist and the founder of Five Leaf Pet Botanicals.

We have been helping dogs with kidney, heart and liver disease live happier, healthier, longer lives for over eight years. Please read my story below to get an idea of who we are and how we can help.

Fourteen years ago one of my seven dogs, Tom (he was 6 years old at the time and my eldest), was diagnosed with heart disease, he was given only 6 - 12 months to live. I was devastated. My dogs are my children, so I could not accept his prognosis. I was already practicing natural healing and was very knowledgeable in the power of herbs as medicine, but my education had focused on treating humans, not canines. I, like many other dog owners, thought dogs were dogs - they were fed kibble, brought for walks, given vaccines here and there and they would live into their teens, hopefully dying in their sleep.

Since all my dogs were still young and relatively healthy up until that point, I never had to think about treating them with herbs and natural healing. Since the Vets had given me no hope for Tom and actually told me flat out ''there is no cure for heart disease'' I felt I had no choice but to take matters into my own hands...

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