A great example of one of these products is a complete Good Digestion Formula a 100% herbal formula designed to promote healthy digestion in pets on a daily, ongoing basis. It works great with, any and all cat breeds who need the help of a probiotic blend to help with the symptoms that come with an imbalanced digestive system.
One of the best ways to understand what herbs are the best cure for your cat's digestive system imbalances is to know the ingredients that are best to use. We have compiles a list of the best natural herbs to use to help balance your cat's digestive system as an alternative to probiotics. These herbs are also the main ingredients in our digestive system formula and are renowned for their amazing abilities.
Alfalfa Leaf (Medicago sativa) is a nourishing, food grade herb that promotes healthy digestive function. Alfalfa contains digestive enzymes, vitamins and minerals that help reduce inflammation in the GI tract, gas and other symptoms of digestive distress.
Buckthorn Bark (Rhamnus frangula) is a gentle tonic herb that promotes digestion and relieves constipation. Also called Alder Buckthorn, the bark of this tree was traditionally prescribed in Western Herbalism to help move along the digestive process when sluggish or constipated.
Cinchona (Cinchona officinalis) originates from the Andes of South America and is used to promote healthy digestion. The bark of the Cinchona tree has been used to strengthen stomach function when weak or feeble, while relieving bloating and cramps.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is one of the world’s best digestive herbs. Traditional Chinese Medicine hails Ginger as a very effective remedy for indigestion symptoms such as nausea, gas, bloating, hyperacidity, poor appetite, sluggish digestion and excessive belching. The warming nature of this herb helps to gently stimulate the digestive process. Ginger also possesses pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.
Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is an ancient remedy that benefits digestion in many ways. Licorice has been used to reduce inflammation in the stomach and GI tract, as in cases of gastritis and ulcers. The soothing action of Licorice also helps to control spasms in the GI tract and reduce abdominal pain.
Marshmallow Root (Althaea officinalis) is a soothing, mucilaginous herb that can be helpful in cases of heartburn, acid reflux, ulcers, inflammation in the GI tract and other symptoms of indigestion. The mucilage present in Marshmallow root coats the delicate membranes of the GI tract, promoting the healing of inflamed or damaged tissue.
Milk Thistle Seed (Silybum marianum) promotes healthy liver function and digestion. Milk Thistle is known to increase bile production, while stimulating the production of enzymes, thus aiding healthy digestion. Milk Thistle also possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can be helpful in soothing digestive discomfort.
Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus rubra) comes from the Elm family of trees and is typically found growing in North America. Slippery Elm contains mucilage which is useful in soothing irritation or inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. Slippery Elm can provide significant pain relief in cases of digestive discomfort, while promoting healing of damaged or inflamed tissue.