Herbsmith Calm Shen Dog & Cat Supplement is a combination of herbs for the dog exhibiting nervousness, hyperactivity and discontentment responding to environmentally-induced stress. It also helps to maintain contentment during separation, travel and changes in the pet's daily routine. Chinese theory considers anxious behavior to be a disharmony within the body. Herbs can be used to manage this issue. Herbsmith Calm Shen is a combination of Chinese herbs that calm the spirit and harmonize the heart and kidney while preserving the dog’s unique vitality. All Herbsmith supplements are beneficial for cats, too.
In Chinese theory the heart not only pumps blood, but also houses the spirit and provides the ability to be settled in the world. In a healthy dog, the heart, a fire element (yang), and the kidney, a water element (yin), are balanced. Excessive emotional or physical stress and aging can diminish normal kidney function, which leads to the inability to control heart shen and subsequently allows nervousness to occur. Anxious behavior may also occur due to an imbalance of the heart itself. Any depletion of heart yin or blood may exhibit signs such as heat or agitation. The herbs in Herbsmith Calm Shen are specially combined to support normal kidney function and tonify heart yin and blood, thus calming the spirit.
Chinese herbs work to address the rootcauses of underlying dis-harmonies within the animal. They have been usedsuccessfully for thousands of years to support health. Chinese herbs work usinga system of observing signs/symptoms. This is then translated into a pattern, ormore commonly, a series of patterns. These patterns correlate to specificconditions. The goal is to bring the state of the body into balance, resultingin relief. Once the body is in a balanced state, health is maintained. Typicallyyou will see the results of the herbs within a few weeks.
ThoughHerbsmith herbal blends are very palatable when mixed during mealtime,occasionally dogs are hesitant to eat the
Raw Rehmannia Root (sheng di huang) - Enriches kidney yin, clears heat and nourishes blood.
Asparagus Tuber (tian men dong) - Enriches the yin and clear heat from deficiency.
Ophiopogon Tuber (mai men dong) - Enriches the yin and clear heat from deficiency.
Angelica Tang Kuei (dang gui) - Tonifies the blood to nourish the heart without causing stasis.
Schisandra Fruit (wu wei zi) - Prevents leakage of heart Qi.
Biota Seed (bai zi ren) - Calms the spirit.
Jujube Seed (suan zao ren) - Prevents leakage of heart Qi.
Ginseng (ren shen): Assists heart Qi.
Scrophularia (xuan shen) - Enriches the yin and clears heat from deficiency.
Salvia (dan shen) - Tonifies the blood to nourish the heart without causing stasis.
Poria (fu ling): Assists heart Qi.
Polygala (yuan zhi) - Calms the spirit.
Platycodon (jie geng) - Conducts the actions of the other herbs upward to the heart spirit.
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<b>CAUTION:</b> Not to be used in pregnant pets. If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, stop product administration and consult your veterinarian. An examination from a veterinarian is recommended prior to using this product. Not for use within 48 hours of surgery/anesthesia.