The herbs in Soothing Solution have been used in ancient healing remedies for hundreds of years. They are known to not only be calming, but also safe and effective, perfect to help cats with anxiety. The tincture is balanced by the Licorice, used often in Chinese remedies as a harmonizing herb.
Nepeta cataria (Catnip) Catnip tea was the most commonly consumed herbal beverage in Europe prior to the importation of teas from the orient. Consuming Catnip tea has long been used in traditional herbal medicine to quell digestive disturbances. While the smell produces a harmless high for felines, consuming the extract is beneficial for felines, and canines. Catnip contains considerable quantities of vitamins C and E, both excellent antioxidants. The primary phytochemicals, nepetalactone isomers, are mild sedatives, somewhat like the active ingredients in valerian.
Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile) is used medicinally against sore stomach, and as a gentle sleep aid.
Licorice: is known as The Great Harmonizer because of its ability to make all other herbs work more effectively. Licorice is the second most prescribed herb in China. Rhizomes in Licorice have a high mucilage content which, when mixed with water or used in cough drops, soothes irritated mucous membranes. Today, herbal preparations containing Licorice Root are used to lower acid levels and coat the stomach wall with a protective gel.