Homeopathic First-Aid for Animals

Our series of first-aid medicines is growing, over at www.facebook.com/AVMC.UK.

We have now reached medicine number 24 out of the planned 40.

HOMEOPATHIC FIRST-AID MEDICINES

24 – HYPERICUM (Hypericum perforatum)

(2nd Edition)

Prepared from the St Johns Wort plant.

Hypericum perforatum - St Johns WortHypericum’s main claim to fame, in first-aid application, is in the treatment of injury to nerves or injury to regions of the body rich in nerve endings (e.g. tail, digits, ear flaps). Typically, the pain is very intense and responds rapidly to a few doses of Hypericum. The medicine also appears to stimulate the healing of nerve damage. Typical veterinary scenarios are someone stepping upon a puppy’s toes, shutting a dog’s tail in a car door or injury to toes by abrasion.

Painful lacerations, grazes and excoriations also appear to become less painful almost immediately upon dosing with Hypericum.

In herbivore’s eating live St Johns Wort can damage the liver, leading to a condition called photosensitisation, in which white or pink skin can be burned (sometimes severely) even in subdued sunlight. Homeopathic Hypericum can bring about rapid relief from the consequent pain and appears to stimulate more rapid healing and resolution.

Recommended homeopathic potency: 6c or 30c. The frequency of dosing will depend upon the situation and upon the responses. Hypericum lotion is also available, to enable topical bathing of affected areas. The lotion is sometimes mixed with Calendula lotion.

Christopher Day MRCVS – http://www.alternativevet.org/homeopathy.htm#first-aid – August 2012