Blackcurrant, or Ribes nigrum, can be taken as an anti-inflammatory, natural antihistamine and blood cleansing agent. It is considered a cortisol-like because it stimulates the production of cortisol by the adrenal glands. It is used as glyceric macerate, mother tincture, extract. For our animals it is preferable to buy non-alcoholic ribes nigrum (total extract) or the hydroenzymatic extract, or the alcohol-free
Blackcurrant alcohol-free for cat and dog
BlackCurrant cat dog Properties
Ribes nigrum has a high concentration of antioxidants and vitamins. Its gemmoderivate instead is one of the most powerful natural antihistamines, blocks the action of histamine, so it is used more in allergies and dermatitis.
Blackcurrant What’s in it?
- Vitamin C (approx. 2mg/100g)
- Polyphenols: improve microcirculation and blood circulation
- Flavonoids: antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- Anthocyanins: powerful antioxidants protect blood vessels
- Minerals: potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, zinc, manganese, copper
- Vitamins: in addition to C, there are vitamins of the B group and vitamin E
- Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids
BlackCurrant for dog cat cortison-like, the anti-inflammatory properties of blackcurrant are similar to that of cortison, it is an excellent remedy for alleviating
- Joint pain
- Eosinophilic cat granuloma
- Coughs/Coughs in kennels
- Otitis cat
- Otitis dog
- Insect bites
- Skin irritations
- Allergic conjunctivitis
- Bronchial asthma
Ribes nigrum is also an antibacterial and antiviral, useful in case of fever.
Therapeutic use of Ribes nigrum cat dog
As a natural antihistamine: the glyceric macerate of ribes nigrum without alcohol is used in case of
- Asthma (useful in cats FIV+)
Blackcurrant oil for dog dermatitis
The mother tincture of blackcurrants and herbal teas are indicated for preventing kidney stones, blackcurrant oil is applied locally for dog dermatitis, in case of rashes, insect bites, urticaria. Blackcurrant oil can also be used for internal use as a complementary feed for dog dermatitis as suggested by this study.
Blackcurrant allergy cat dog
In case of allergies and dermatitis use alcohol free products or the RIBESPHYTO SUPPORT OF THE DERMAL FUNCTION IN CASE OF DERMATOSIS AND EXCESSIVE LOSS OF SKIN, WITH VIT. E – Parnut – COMPLEMENT MANGEMENT FOR DOGS AND CATS FOR PARTICULAR NUTRITIONAL PURPOSES.
Dosage Blackcurrant in dog and cat
The dosage of ribes nigrum in dogs and cats must be determined by the vet based on the weight and pathology of our friend.
Blackcurrant cat dog contraindications
The contraindications of the cat and dog ribes nigrum are as follows: do not take together with anticoagulants, the ribes makes the blood more fluid and blood avoids the formation of clots, suspend before surgery. Its use is not recommended in case of reduced renal function, in case of low pressure and epilepsy. It can cause allergic reactions in predisposed subjects, its use always under strict veterinary control is recommended.
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