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What You Need to Know about Sheep’s Sorrel for Pets

Herbs For Pets 3 min read
Sheep's Sorrel for Pets

You might have noticed that Sheep’s Sorrel is listed among our main cancer support ingredients, NHV ES Clear. But what exactly is this herb, and how does it affect pet health?

Let’s learn more!

What is Sheep’s Sorrel?

Sheep's Sorrel for Pets (Rumex acetosella)

Sheep’s Sorrel, also known as Red Sorrel, Sour Weed, and Rumex acetosella, is a small, perennial flowering plant belonging to the buckwheat family (Polygonaceae). It’s native to Eurasia and the British Isles but has spread worldwide. Here’s a closer look at its characteristics:

Leaves: The hallmark feature is its bright green, arrowhead-shaped leaves with pointed lobes at the base.
Flowers: Tiny greenish-yellow or reddish flowers appear on separate plants at the apex of the stem during spring and summer.
Habitat: This adaptable plant thrives in various conditions, including meadows, fields, roadsides, and even sandy, acidic soils.

What are the benefits of Sheep’s Sorrel for pets?

Traditionally, Red Sorrel has been used for various health concerns, including cancer and degenerative diseases. This medicinal herb is rich in essential vitamins including A, B complex, C, D, E, and K, as well as minerals (e.g., calcium & iron).

Additionally, the herb contains beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that supports white blood cells and T-cells production, improving immune function. Last but not least, Sheep’s Sorrel’s diuretic and astringent properties might be beneficial in addressing stomach hemorrhages and potentially easing pain and inflammation in the respiratory tract.

smiling male vet in blue uniform cuddling boston terrier breed dog after sheep's sorrel for pets

With all that in mind, our veterinarian and master herbalist added Sheep’s Sorrel when formulating ES Clear. This natural formula contains herbs that may help slow tumor growth, purify blood, and help detoxify vital organs. Additionally, it also may help strengthen the immune system and improve quality of life, vitality, and energy levels. Overall, it is a great cancer support!

Risk of Sheep’s Sorrel for pets

Sheep’s Sorrel contains oxalates, which can be harmful to furkids in large quantities or if ingested alone. They disrupt metabolic functions, setting off a chain of health issues that may include nutrient deficiencies. Reactions to swallowing the Sheep’s Sorrel plant can vary and escalate. If you notice symptoms like convulsions, please take them to an emergency vet visit.

Remember to keep your little one far away from Sheep’s Sorrel in your yard or other green spaces!

NHV’s commitment to safe supplements

At NHV, your little one’s safety is always our top priority. We understand the potential harm of Sheep’s Sorrel. That’s why we only use this plant in a highly diluted, vet-formulated blend. When it is administered as recommended, the dosage is completely safe!

Furthermore, all ingredients in our supplements, including Sheep’s Sorrel, are on Health Canada’s List C, which signifies their safety in pet supplements. These ingredients are also listed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

When used responsibly within a safe and vet-formulated blend like NHV ES Clear, sheep’s Sorrel can be a valuable addition to your little one’s overall health and well-being. By understanding its potential risks and benefits and prioritizing safety through expert formulation, NHV creates natural supplements you can trust for our furriends.

If you have any questions or concerns about our herbs, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We are always here to help.

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Published: April 5, 2024

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