Your dog will love the relief that Trauma Ointment provides for a variety of symptoms of rheumatic conditions including:
- muscle sprains/strains
- damaged cartilage
- achy joints/symptoms of arthritis
The herbs in this formula work together to promote tissue regeneration and speed up the healing process.
This ointment is also useful in treating skin conditions such as ringworm. Ringworm is not a "worm" but a fungal condition. In dogs, symptoms include circular rings on the skin.
Symptoms of allergic skin reactions to Poison Oak and Poison Ivy are soothed and calmed by Trauma Ointment.
Apply to affected area 3 or 4 times per day until dog's symptoms are healed. Covering the affected area with a light gauze wrap may help promote absorption of the ointment and keep the area clean.
For best results use with Trauma Recovery.
Trauma Ointment does contain olive oil in the base so until the ointment is absorbed you may want to consider placing a towel or blanket over your pet's resting areas OR, if tolerated, cover the affected area wtih a light gauze or tensor.
We know that ointment can be a little messy but it does contain calcium and is wonderful for your pet's coat.
White Oak bark (Quercus alba)
The tannins and saponins found in a White Oak, especially ellagitannin, have powerful astringent actions which help to both reduce swelling and control bleeding or hemorrhaging. It can be used successfully on skin inflammations such as psoriasis, mange and eczema. Tannins bind liquids, absorb toxins, and soothe inflamed tissues.
Lobelia aerial parts (Lobelia inflata)
Early North American herbal physicians from the turn-of-the-century considered Lobelia to be one of the most important medicinal plants. Used to soothe inflammation in skin conditions and external wounds.
Comfrey root (Symphytum officinale)
Comfrey contains Allantoin which increases the speed that cells are created; this helps to decrease the healing time of wounds. Comfrey has a long history of topical use as a treatment for wounds, skin ulcers, bruises, sprains, and broken bones. Its other common names are Knitbone and Boneset which gives an indication of how valuable it is in treating broken bones or dislocations.
Marshmallow root (Althea officinalis)
This root has been used traditionally to sooth inflamed areas. The major active constituent is mucilage, a slippery substance made of polysaccharides, which is thought to protect irritated or inflamed mucous membranes. It has the ability to shorten healing time because of its great drawing capabilities; it cleanses the wound by drawing out the abscess. Marshmallow is also used by herbalists to soothe chapped skin, chilblains (sores caused by exposure to cold), and minor wounds.
Mullein leaf (Verbascum thapsus)
Traditionally relieves pain and helps to reduce swelling and inflammation.
Gravel root (Eupatorium purpureum)
This herb is traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory. It relaxes and tones; as a result, it helps to restore energy levels.
Wormwood aerial parts (Artemisia absinthium)
A herb is very effective in helping to stop bleeding, reduce swelling and relieve pain.
Skullcap aerial parts (Scutellaria lateriflora)
A powerful relaxant which calms, soothes and helps to alleviate pain.
Black walnut hulls (Juglans nigra)
Traditionally used as an antiseptic for helping heal wounds. Black Walnut hulls also help to speed up the healing process. This herb is also used traditionally to aid in the elimination of parasites.
Tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Used for hundreds of years to fight against bacteria, fungi and viruses, Tea tree oil is also an immune stimulant that prompts the body to fight infection.
Eucalyptus essential oil (Eucalyptus globulus)
Helps relieve pain and muscular aches. Eucaplyptus also helps to heal cuts, sores and insect bites.