What's in Skin-eze?
Skin-eze is a combination of herbs that is available in capsule or tablet form (tablets can be cut into smaller pieces with a pill cutter and are a better choice for small pets 12 pounds or under). The herbal ingredients have specific functions in herbal medicine (see below).
Angelica; Arctium; Calamus Gum; Salvia; Rehmannia; Forsythia; Sophora Root; Cicada; Kochia; Schizonepeta; Siler; Licorice in a vegetable capsule.
Angelica, Arctium, Calamus Gum, Salvia, Rehmannia, Forsythia, Sophora Root, Cicada, Kochia, Schizonepeta, Siler, Licorice. Other (binding) ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, Stearic acid, Hydroxypropyl cellulose, Croscarmellose sodium, Magnesium stearate, Silicon dioxide
About the herbs:
Here is information on the herbs, from Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Eastland Press, Seattle, WA, 1986). Each herb is listed with a reference in herbal literature, the active chemical compounds, and the type of activity the herb has on the body. All of our herbal formulas are comprised of human grade herbs which are processed and bottled in the United States in approved FDA bottling facilities that must adhere to stringent regulations governing laboratory testing for purity.
Angelica (Angelica root: Angelica sinensis): Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica.
Vitamin B-12, carotene, beta-sitoserol. - Antibiotic effects
Arctium (Great Burdock Fruit). Illustrated Classic of the Materia Medica.
Calamus Gum (Dragonsblood, Acorus calamus): Grandfather Lei's Discussion of Herb Preparation.
Dracorresinotannol. - Antibiotic effects
Cicada (Moulting): Materia Medica of Medicinal Properties.
Chitin and chlorine - Decrease nervous spasms
Forsythia Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica.
Forsythin (phillyrin), matairesinoside, and oleanolic acid - Antimicrobial effects
Kochia (seeds from the Broom Cypress tree): Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica.
Triterpenoid saponins, oil, alkaloids - Antifungal effects
Licorice Root Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica.
Glycyrrhetinic acid (GA), glycyrrhizin, uralenic acid: Mineralocorticoid effect and glucocorticoid effect - Increases both duration and strength of the effects of cortisone
Rehmannia Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica.
B-sitosterol, mannitol, stigmasterol, campesterol, rehmannin, catalpol, arginine, glucose - Prevents depletion of hepatic glycogen stores and Antifungal effects
Salvia (Sage): Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica.
tanshinone, miltirone, tanshinol, vitamin E - Mild vasodilation and antibiotic effects
Schizonepeta (Japanese catnip stem, Schizonepeta tenuifolia): Wu Pu's Materia Medica.
d-menthone, menthone, d-limonene - Shown to shorten coagulation times, increases circulation in the subcutaneous areas
Siler (Ledebouirella seseloites): Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica.
mannitol, phenols - Antimicrobial effects
Sophora (Bitter Root): Divine Husbandman's Classic of the Materia Medica.
d-matrine, l-methylcysteine, d-sophoranol - Antifungal effect