Being the Gramigna much loved by dogs and cats I decided to present it to you as rightly so Agropyrum repens belongs to the Graminaceae family and is considered a weed to be eradicated to avoid damage to agriculture (in my house it is not touched, for my animals (excellent herbalists) it must always be available.
Let’s find out all together the properties of the weeds for dog, cat, and for us.
Gramigna (Agropyrum repens) property
“Nature does nothing useless” (Aristotle)
The weeds it was used in phytotherapy in classical Greece, sick dogs are known to dig up and eat its roots and medieval herbalists used it to treat inflammation of the bladder, in case of painful urination and water retention.
It is still used as a diuretic, anti-inflammatory and in the treatment of cystitis.
Gramigna for dog cat
The weeds for dogs and cats it can be used to treat various urinary tract disorders have anti-inflammatory properties and is a disinfectant of the urinary tract.
If the Stonebraker grass is renowned for controlling and dissolving struvite crystals, the gramigna not only fights urinary tract infections but importantly it is highly effective in dissolving oxalate kidney stones!
Struvite cat grass splitter Natural Remedies Intervention and Post-I.
Administer the grass to the dog or cat in case of
- Cystitis (prevents and cures)
- Oxalate stones also as a prevention
- In case of dysuria (painful or uncomfortable urination)
Pharmacological effects of Gramigna
1. Hypoglycemic effects
Reduces blood glucose levels after 2 weeks of daily oral administration of the aqueous extract (20 mg/kg) (p <0.001).
2. Hypolipemic effects
The effect of oral administration of a lyophilized aqueous extract of Agropyron repens rhizomes (20 mg/kg) on lipid metabolism occurs after one week, with a significant decrease in plasma cholesterol levels and a decrease in body weight.
3. Diuresis and treatment of urinary tract infections
Mannitol, present in large quantities, is an osmotic diuretic that means it increases the volume of urine, moreover the grass is a diuretic herb with antimicrobial effects (fluid extract of grass) useful in case of urinary tract infections and irritable bladder.
Traditional use is generally well tolerated. Excessive and prolonged use of the herb should be
avoided in case of low potassium, electrolyte imbalances, caution in subjects with chronic renal failure.
Do not exceed 4 weeks of administration, for dosages ask the holistic veterinarian for advice.
In Great Britain, Colombia and Canada, Gramigna was one of the most used medicinal plants against intestinal parasites in dogs, cats and pigs.
Renalof for dogs and cats
Are you looking for a safe and natural remedy? do not know how to get rid of oxalate stones in cats? you want to ward off relapses because your dog had a urinary obstruction by oxalates?
I advise you
of the integration of weeds in cycles!
the supplement I have chosen is RENALOF for dogs and cats
Weed supplement for dogs and cats: Renalof
A dietary supplement formulated based on extracts of Agropyron repens (gramigna) indicated to promote diuresis and control the symptoms associated with calcium oxalate kidney stones.
The individual components of Renalof®they are subjected to a physicochemical molecular activation process which considerably enhances their properties.
For the properties of its components, Renalof®can be taken as an adjuvant in cases of:
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR USE:
DOGS and CATS: 1 ml per 5 kg of weight every 12 hours.
OTHER PETS: 1 ml every 12 hours.
Another phytotherapeutic that contains the gramigna is Reni Vital for Dogs and Cats
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