Nature’s Sunshine Heartworm Prevention System
The prevention program consists of three Nature’s Sunshine elements, each of which plays an important part in preventing Heartworm:
1. Artemisia Combination
2. HSII Combination for Heart and Circulatory System
3. Black Walnut
In addition, it is highly recommended that you use a spray spritz of a combination of
4. Tea Tree Oil, and
5. Lavender Oil
on your dog’s fur to keep those dreaded mosquitoes (which are the cause of Heartworm) away from your dog. (Just 4 drops of each oil in 1 cup of water in a spray bottle).
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HS II is an herbal combination designed for the circulatory system, and more particularly, the heart. It is based on three herbs: hawthorn berries, capsicum and garlic.
Hawthorn berry is a “bitter” that is famous in Europe as a heart stimulant. It assists the body in strengthening all the heart tissues and is considered by herbalists to be a specific heart tonic. Hawthorn’s nutritional effects are felt very slowly, and much of its overall benefit seems to be related to certain flavonoids it contains. These help the body open up constricted blood vessels, having a general dilating effect. This in turn leads to increased blood flow to the heart.
Capsicum is an aromatic herb that promotes blood flow to the extremities. It contains valuable nutrients like vitamins A, B, and C with iron and calcium. It is a nervine herb, which is beneficial for a healthy heart rhythm.
Garlic is one of the oldest of all herbs used by man. It is an aromatic herb and is reported to have beneficial effects for both the circulatory and immune systems. It helps the body to normalize blood pressure while improving blood circulation at the same time.
Black Walnut Hulls
Black Walnut Extract (2 fl. oz.)
Price – $15.40
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) naturally contains the trace minerals chromium and iodine. The ancient Greeks used the hulls to support the intestinal system and the skin. Herbalists classify black walnut as an astringent because it is rich in tannin, a toning substance. Black walnut’s fame in folk medicine is due to its cleansing properties. The unripe hulls of the black walnut contain vitamin C.
It also has oxygenating abilities which help burn up excess toxins and fatty materials. It aids in regulating blood sugar levels, and has been used for herpes, impetigo, athlete’s foot and ringworm.
One popular use of Black Walnut has been to restore tooth enamel. it contains natural fluoride (without the side of effects of the chemical fluoride used in water supplies), and will remove placque and restore tooth enamel if applied directly to the teeth.
In terms of preventing Heartworm, Black Walnut is a great nutrition booster which assists the metabolism and keeps your dog less desirable to parasites of all types (fleas, ticks, and the dreaded mosquitoes which cause Heartworm).
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil – (1/2 fl. oz.)
Price – $17.80
Tea Tree Oil comes from the Melaleuca tree, native to Australia. It has long been used in skin products, both for cosmetic applications and as an antiseptic agent.
Lavender oil has traditionally been used for its soothing properties. The Ancient Egyptians and Romans believed Lavender oil to have purifying effects. It can assist sleep. It is perhaps the most versatile of all essential oils.