Artemisia Combination is a TCM herbal blend that helps dogs, cats, and horses with hepatitis and icterus.
The Western Medical indications for this herbal blend are hepatitis, icterus, and jaundice. The Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine indications are having a bright yellow color (like an orange peel), depression, dry feces or diarrhea, fever, jaundice due to Damp-heat, loss of appetite, a pulse that is wiry and fast, sudden development of jaundice/icterus, a tongue that is yellow with a greasy coating, yellow mucous membranes of the mouth, eye and nostrils.
At our clinic, pets often receive an Eastern exam (Traditional Chinese Medicine) in combination with the standard veterinary exam. Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy is very different than our standard Western medical philosophy. Traditional Chinese Medicine focuses on balance and finding the cause of the problem rather than simply masking symptoms with prescription medicines. Through Eastern examination techniques, we can choose herbal blends that will both treat symptoms and at the same time correct the imbalances in your pet’s body that are causing the symptoms. This herbal blend is only one of the many TCM herbal blends available for our doctors to choose from based on the results of the Eastern exam.
Artemisia Combination is an herbal blend specially formulated with herbs specifically chosen to work synergistically to relieve the symptoms of hepatitis, icterus, and jaundice while at the same time addressing the underlying causes of these symptoms. The Chinese principles of treatment for this herbal blend are to eliminate damp and clear Damp Heat.
The main ingredients in the Artemisia Combination are:
- Chi Shao (Paeonia) to cool Blood
- Da Huang (Rheum) to clear Heat
- Fu Ling (Poria) to drain Damp and strengthen Spleen
- Huang Lian (Coptis) to clear Damp-Heat
- Mu Dan Pi (Moutan) to cool Liver and resolve stagnation
- Sheng Di Huang (Rehmannia) to clear Heat and nourish Yin
- Yin Chen Hao (Artemisia) to clear Damp-Heat in Liver
- Ze Xie (Alisma) to drain Damp
- Zhi Zi (Gardenia) to clear Damp-Heat in San-jiaos
- Zhu Ling (Polyporus) to drain Damp
This herbal blend is based on the ancient formula Yin Chen Hao Tang (Artemisia Combination)
Our clients have seen wonderful improvements in the health conditions of their pets using herbal blends to take care of a variety of health issues. Please contact our clinic at any time if you have questions about herbal remedies!
Source: Dr. Xie’s Jing Tang Herbal
Written by: Becki Baumgartner