Litteroma -Liver Cat
Part of the Litteroma series - LiverCat provides additional support for those cats who need additional support for their liver and structures related to the Hepatic System (Gall Bladder, etc...) A wonderful and easy way to layer additional benefits to your existing health regimen!
Essential oils that support the Liver are key in this blend. In our veterinary hospital, we have noted Helichrysum to support the Liver and help to return abnormal liver values to more normal ranges. Ledum has long been used for Liver support. Geranium is known for supporting normal hemostasis (blood clotting) which can be compromised with Liver disease, as well as for the treatment of jaundice, gall stones, and other issues that surround Liver function and health. Laurus nobilis is known as a Liver and Kidney tonic. Rosemary Verbenone Chemotype is a milder form of Rosemary but still carries Rosemary's benefits of aiding in the elimination from the Liver and with gall bladder inflammation. Carrot Seed (please see the comments regarding Carrot Seed on our Pregnant & Breeding Page) has been known to aid in balancing cholesterol levels, increase red blood cells, aid in weakness and exhaustion, purify the blood, detoxify the liver, and many other actions. Frankincense lends magnifying properties to other oils, while hopefully providing some of the anti-cancer benefits that are so hotly researched. Lavender has so many actions, it is impossible to list them all - however for LiverCat eliminating stress, balancing the entire body, and basically being "good for everything" - fits accurately! Spearmint has often been indicated to ease nausea, constipation, diarrhea, and all sorts of digestive issues that are common with Liver disease, but also is likely to be Hepatoprotective as it has been shown to increase Glutathione S-transferase levels. Used in the correct ratios, cats really enjoy Spearmint - but if overwhelming - they are not as likely to gather the many benefits. German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile also fit into the Hepatoprotective category by increasing Glutathione S-transferase along with Celery Seed and Fennel. Catnip is likewise included in LiverCat in small quantities, as encouragement for cats to "use the box".
Ingredients: Essential Oils of Helichrysum (H. italicum), Ledum (Ledum groenlandicum), Copaiba (Copaifera officinalis), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi), Laurus nobilis, Rosemary-V (Rosmarinus officinalis), Carrot Seed (Daucus carota), Frankincense (Boswellia carterii), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Spearmint (Mentha spicata), German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita), Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Celery Seed (Apium graveolens), Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), Catnip (Nepeta cataria).