Rehmannia 8 is also known as the “Kidney qi (pronounced “chee”) pill”. Chinese herb known for it’s ability to restore kidney function in dogs and people of course. According to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), the responsibility of the kidneys involves more than just regulating urination. Rehmannia 8 is also known for its ability to relieve lower back discomfort, knee soreness, regulate hearing quality and bone density, because all are believed to rely on healthy kidney function.
In fact, some holistic vets feel that Rehmannia 8 increases renal blood flow even when a large percentage of the kidneys are no longer functioning at all. It contains different herbs that help eliminate excess water through urinating, curb the need for constant urination and herbs for warming do to a hidden deficiency.
Rehmannia Eight still remains one of the leading remedies for renal issues from those who practice Traditional Chinese Medicine today.
Use: Excessive thirst and urination, loss of weight, appetite loss, vomiting, feels cold and seeking out warmth, controls urinary output, regulates body fluid volume, assists with bladder health, rejuvenates weak legs, knees and lower back.
Ingredients: Rehmannia Glutinosa Root-Prep, Dioscorea Opposita Rhizome, Cornus Officinalis Fruit, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root-Bark, Poria Cocos Fungus, Alisma Plantago Aquatica Rhizome, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark, Aconitum Carmichaeli Root-Prep. – Shu di huang, Shan yao, Shan zhu yu, Mu dan pi, Fu ling, Ze xie, Rou gui, Fu zi
Dosage: 2-3 three times daily with food or between meals.*
*Note: This particular brand is a human formula, but considered safe for pets. Start with half of the recommended dosage, then increase over the next 3-5 days.
Under 20 pounds – 3 pills twice daily
20-49 pounds – 5 pills twice daily
Over 50 pounds – 6-10 pills twice daily
Under 7 pounds – 1 pill twice daily
8-11 pounds – 2 pills twice daily
Over 11 pounds – 3 pills twice daily