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Botanical Compounds and Plant Oils

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Botanical Compounds and Plant Oils
Proper Name Common Name Parts used/preparation Conditions
Achillea millefolium Yarrow Dried aerial parts Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Aesculus hippocastanum Hippocastani seeds Tincture For topical use only
Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Allium sativum Garlic   May flavor milk of dairy cows, not for use after surgery
Aloe barbadensis Aloe Vera Gel made from filleted leaves For topical use only
Can be used internally if aloin free, not for use as a laxative or after surgery
Aloe barbadensis, Aloe capensis Barbados aloe, Cape aloe Standardized dried extract and preparations thereof  
Anethum graveolens Dill/ Dill seeds    
Angelica archangelica Angelica Dried, essential oil of roots Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Arctium lappa, A. minus Burdock Dried, standardized extract For topical use
Arnica montana (arnicae flos and arnicae planta tota) Leopard's Bane Whole plant, aerial parts, roots, dried flower heads For topical use on intact skin only
Ascophyllum nodosum Kelp Dried, standardized extract Only for use at feed levels
Beeswax     Synthetic beeswax is for topical use only
Brassica nigra Mustard Oil from seed For topical use only
Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Calendula officinalis Calendula Standardized extract, tincture, ointment from dried flowers For topical use only
Capsicum annuum Sweet pepper, cayenne Dried ripe fruits  
Capsicum frutescens Chilli pepper    
Carlinae acaulis Carlina Tincture or standardized extract from roots For topical use only
Carum carvi Caraway Dried ripe seeds, essential oil  
Cassia angustifolia Senna oil Oil from leaves or pods  
Centellae asiaticae extractum Gota kola Standardized extract from leaves or whole plant For topical use only
Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Chamaemelum nobile Chamomile, Roman, English Standardized extract, essential oil  
Cimicifuga racemosa rhizome Black cohosh Dried rhizome and roots, standardized extracts Not for use in pregnant/milk producing animals, not for long term use, not for animals with liver disease
Cinchonae pubensces Chinchona bark Standardized extract Quinidine concentration in product should not exceed 0.001%
Cinnamomi ceylanici Cinnamon oil Essential oil from leaves and bark Bark oil product should not exceed 2% oil concentration, leaf oil product should not exceed 25% oil concentration
Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Cinnamomum cassia, Cinnamomum aromaticum Cassia oil, Chinese Essential oil, standardized extract from plant, bark from the trunk without the cork Bark oil product should not exceed 2% oil concentration, leaf oil product should not exceed 25% oil concentration
Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Cinnamonum camphora Camphor Oil from wood For topical use only
In solid and semi solid preparations, the concentration must not exceed 12.5%. In liquid preparations the concentration must not exceed 2.5%
Citri aetheroleum Lemon peel Essential oil Product should not exceed 0.05% lemon oil
Citrus sinensis Orange oil    
Coriandrum sativum Coriander Essential oil from herb, fruit  
Cucurbitae peponis semen Pumpkin seed    
Cuminum cyminum Cumin Dried, or oil from herb, or seed, fruit  
Cupressi sempervirens/officinalis Cupressi oil Essential oil from cones or leaves For topical use only
Curcuma longa Tumeric Rhizome Not for use in animals with stomach ulcers
Dioscorea villosa Wild yam Rhizome, tuber Not for use in pregnant or milk producing animals
Echinacea augustifolia, purpura, pallida Echinacea Tinctures, extracts, ointment of rhizomes, dried aerial parts, whole plant Should not be used more than 10 days
Elettaria cardamomum Cardamon Dried, extract oil from fruit  
Eucalyptus globulus Eucalyptus oil Essential oil from twigs and leaves Preparation should not exceed 25% oil, not for use in horses
Eugenia caryophyllus, Sygygium aromaticum Cloves Essential oil from leaves and stems, dried flower buds Preparation should not contain more than 25% oil, not for use in fish as an anesthetic agent
Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet Dried herb, aerial parts Not for use in milk or egg producing animals
Not for use in pregnant animals
Foeniculum vulgare Fennel Essential oi from seed  
Gentianna lutea Yellow gentian Dried root, standardized extract  
Glycyrrhiza glabra Licorice Standardized extract from root or stolon If not deglycyrrhized, not for use in pregnant/milk producing animals, hypertensive animals, not for long term use or at high doses
Hamamelis virginiana Witch hazel Dried, standardized extract For topical use only
Hypericum perforatum St. John's Wort Oily extract from flower For topical use only
Illicium verum Star anise Standardized extracts of fruit and preparations thereof Not to be confused with Japanese star anise (Illicium anisatum) which is toxic
Latrix decidua Larch turpentine Balsam For topical use only
Laurus nobilis Bay laurel Dried, essential oil from dried ripe berries or leaves (not seeds) Seed oil should not be used
Lavandulae angustifolia Lavender Essential oil from fresh flowers For topical use only
Lespedeza capitata Roundheaded Bushclover Dried, standardized extract from stem  
Lini oleum Linseed oil   For topical use only
Marjorana hortensis Marjorum Oil from herb Product should not exceed 50% oil
Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Marrubium vulgare Horehound, white Herb, leaves Not for use in pregnant/milk producing animals
Marsdenia reichenbaachi Marsdenia reichenbaachi Standardized extract from bark  
Matricaria recutita German Chamomilla Dried, standardized extract, oil  
Medicago sativa Alfalfa Standardized extract, tincture from stem and leaves For topical use only
Melaleuca alternifolia Tea tree Essential oil from the leaves For topical us, product concentration should not exceed 10%
Mellisae officinalis Lemon balm Dried leaves  
Mentha spp Menthol Standardized extract from leaves  
Menthae arvensis Mint Essential oil from flowering tops Product should be dementholized
Menthae piperitae Peppermint Essential oil from leaves and twigs  
Myroxylon balsamum Balsam of Peru Bark exudates, tincture For topical use only
Myristicae fragans Nutmeg Essential oil from seeds For use in new born animals only and product should not exceed 50% oil
Nasturtium officinale Watercress Aerial parts Not for use in pregnant/milk producing animals, not for use in animals with gastric ulcers or kidney disease
Origanum vulgare Oregano Essential oil from leaves For use as a flavouring in products only
Panax quinquefolius, Panax ginseng Ginseng Standardized extract from dried root  
Petroselinum crispum Parsley Dried, essential oil from fruit, seed, herb, root For use as a flavouring in products only, oil not for use in pregnant animals or animals with kidney disease
Peumus boldus Boldo leaves   Not for animals with liver disease
Picea abies Spruce tip Standardized extract from young shoots For oral use only
Pimento dioica All spice Dried, essential oil from fruit, shell, leaf Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Pimpinella anisum Aniseed Dried ripe fruit, essential oil Preparation should not contain more than 50% essential oil
Quercus rubor Oak Dried bark of young branches Not for pregnant or lactating animals or animals with kidney disease. Not for long term use
Quillaia saponaria Quillaia saponins Standardized extract from bark  
Ramnus frangula Frangula Standardized extract from bark Not for use as a laxative
Rheum palmatum Rhubarb Standardized extract from peeled and dried root (not leaf) Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Not for use as a laxative
Ricini oleum Castor oil Oil from seeds (not extract) For use as an excipient only
Rosa canina Rosehips Fruit, petals, leaves  
Rosmarinus officinalis Rosemary Essential oil from dried leaves If used internally: safrole concentration in product should not exceed 0.1%
If used externally: safrole concentration in product should not exceed 1%
Ruscus aculeatus Butcher's Broom Standardized extract For topical use only
Salvia officinalis Sage Essential oil from dried leaves (not alcoholic extracts and tinctures) Product should not contain more than 4% thujone, tincture should not be used in horses
Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Sambucus nigra Elderberry flowers Standardized extract from dried flowers (not bark, leaves or unripe berries)  
Serenoa repens Saw palmetto Dried, standardized extract from fruit Not for pregnant or lactating animals
Sunflower oil      
Sygygium aromaticum, Eugenia caryophyllus Clove Essential oil from leaves and stems, dried flower buds Preparation should not contain more than 25% oil, not for use in fish as an anesthetic agent
Symphytum officinalis Comfrey Tincture of fresh and dried root For topical use on intact skin only
Use not to exceed 10 days
Taraxacum officinale Dandelion Dried, essential oil from leaf, root Not for use in animals with kidney disease or bile duct obstruction
Thymus vulgaris Thyme Dried, essential oil of the aerial parts of the flowering plant Product concentration should not exceed 50% oil
Tilia cordata Linden Dried flower heads  
Trifolium pratense Red Clover Dried, standardized extract of flowering tops Not for use in pregnant/milk producing animals
Trigonella foenum-graecum Fenugreek Tincture, essential oil, standardized extracts form seed For topical use
If used orally not for use in pregnant/milk producing animals, hyperthyroid animals or animals with bleeding tendencies
Ulmus fulva Slippery elm Dried bark  
Urticae dioica Stinging nettle Dried plant  
Verbascum thapsus Mullein Leaves, roots, flowers For short term use
Yucca schidigera Yucca Stalk, root  
Zingiber officinale Ginger Dried, oleoresin, oil of root Dried root not for pregnant or lactating animals
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