Buchu is a fynbos shrub and is native to the Cape region of South Africa where it was used as a general stimulant and diuretic by the Khoisan people for centuries.
The medicinal leaves of the Buchu plant can be used as an antiseptic on open wounds and blisters, as well as a potent, natural anti-inflammatory to help alleviate swollen and painful joints.
Reports cataloging the medicinal use of buchu have been recorded as far back as the early nineteenth century, with Dr. George G. Sigmond’s article first documenting the plant’s powerful healing properties appearing in Volume 30, Issue 784 (8 September 1838) of the Lancet- a leading, international medical journal.
Since then numerous medical journals have published articles citing the powerful effects of this little plant, including the American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898; the Scottish Medical Journal, 1998 and the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis, 2002.
Buchu contains the potent bioflavonoids quercetin, rutin, hesperidin, diosmin as well as diosphenol and Vitamins A, B and E.
Scientific literature has shown that these compounds reduce pain and inflammation in a wide range of conditions.
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The scientifically formulated buchu extract used in Ricky Litchfield products also aid in the maintenance of a healthy digestive tract, making Ricky Litchfield a highly recommended alternative to traditionally used pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs.
It offers your pet an all-natural way of reducing pain and inflammation related to conditions like rheumatism, arthritis, hip dysplasia, skin disorders, bladder infection and general injuries.
In addition to treating inflammation, the products cause no harmful side effects associated with traditional pain killers and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Products in the Ricky Litchfield range include: Anti-Inflammatory Capsules, Antiseptic/Anti-Inflammatory Gel, Good Dog Treats, Hot Spot Spray, Shampoo, Smart Health Supplement and Equestrian Infla-Active.
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