Welcome Home Mama And Boris: Book Review

Cover of Welcome Home Mama and Boris

The Internet is full off heartwarming reunions between dogs and veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. They make us feel good about an unfortunate situation and also demonstrate how much our dogs add to our lives.

Welcome Home Mama and Boris: How a Sister’s Love Saved a Fallen Soldier’s Beloved Dogs provides us with a view of a different, but no less uplifting, meeting. A meeting between a fall soldier’s sister (co-author Carey Neesley) and the dogs he rescued before he lost his life in Iraq.

I received a preview copy of this book a few weeks ago and enjoyed it immensely. This isn’t a book I would normally buy on my own — I tend to gravitate toward either fiction (mostly Sci-Fi and Fantasy) or science (math, physics, and surprise! behavior and training,) but I had heard of this story back when Carey was trying to rescue the dogs from Iraq and my curiosity was piqued. The book did not disappoint. As a matter of fact it was difficult to put it down after I started reading it.

Carey writes in both the first person and in the present tense which took me a few pages to get used to, but eventually her direct style and internal dialog grabbed me and brought me right into the story. She starts out showing you how close she was with Peter (her brother) as well as how close he was to her young son Patrick. How and why Peter served not just one tour in Iraq but two provides insight into his character and helps make it obvious why Carey worked so hard to save his dogs.

While most of us are familiar with Carey’s success bringing Mama and Boris home, there is a lot more to the story, both before and after she worked the miracle of getting them back to the U.S. How did Peter find the dogs? Why did his unit in Iraq work so hard to help her save them? Who helped her stateside? What bureaucratic hoops must one jump through to get 2 dogs from Baghdad to the midwest? It’s a great read.

THis is a really a book for anyone, but dog people will find it especially interesting and rewarding. Preorder it now!

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Dogs Do Not Learn By Dominance And Submission


Dogs Do Not Learn By Dominance And Submission

 

dog trainingMany people believe that dogs learn by dominance and/or submission. This is an interesting theory that appeals to our sense of logic and the way nature appears to be ordered from the point of view of the human ego. Supposedly, dogs can learn to respect another individual through dominance. This presupposes that they can perceive another being’s point of view. Humans can indeed entertain others’ points of view, yet we know that no one learns to work effectively through the dominance/submissive model.

 

No matter how much employees respect their boss or how submissive they may act around him, they expect to be paid fairly. Not enough pay and the attraction turns to resentment and a poor working attitude. Since humans reject and resist such an approach whenever they experience it, how can we expect the dog, with his more limited view, to work on this basis?

 

Not only does dominating a dog make him resistant to cooperation, but dominance has nothing to do with the smooth operation of wolf society. While it may appear that the leader is the most dominant in a pack of wolves, and that the inferiors have a profound respect for this “alpha” wolf because he is so dominant, that is a surface misreading of their lives.

 


Supposedly, this dominant individual teaches the other members of the pack what their lesser stations are, bringing order and stability into the group. However, the reason this individual is superior is because, within the group mood, he is endowed with the most uninhibited temperament and perceives order when the others sense disorder.

 

This produces an emotional balance, a self-confidence level that makes him active and direct in his behavior when the others are reactive and indirect. This confidence is then broadcast through his body language and probably through an internal chemistry revealed when he eliminates.

 

Given the pack leader’s internal balance, he will experience the least amount of stress when passing on to less familiar ground, as negatives are smaller in his sense of order. In addition, the pack leader will feel the strongest compulsion to be first on any path that leads outward to the hunt as he acts in the most straightforward manner.

 

The inferiors will depend on the pack leader’s enthusiasm to draw them across a threshold that may have a stronger inhibiting effect on them. An individual doesn’t become superior by being dominant; the leader, to feel complete, needs the group behind him. Only by guiding the hunt does one becomes a leader.


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Would You Foster a Dog Who Got a Death Threat on Craigslist?

On Saturday, Missouri resident Liz Pendleton came across a bizarre Craigslist ad. It had a picture of a dog, probably a German Shepherd mix, looking very sad. Above the dog, the text: “Dog needs gone or shot.”

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"In the description for the dog it said they had no use for a dog and if it wasn't gone by the end of the day they were going to shoot it," Pendleton told KTVI. "It brought me to tears."

Most people, upon reading such a thing, might shudder and move on, hoping it's a joke. Some would post it on Facebook or try to contact authorities. But only Liz got in the car and went to get the dog, despite the fact that the trip was more than one and a half hours away, in Illinois. 

"We had to pick him up, no question about it." 

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“I couldn’t leave him," she told KMOV. "The ad had only been up for an hour and a half, but I didn’t want to take any chances of him getting hurt so I left within the half hour of seeing the ad myself.”

After driving nonstop, Liz got to the house in time. She said she was given the dog "no questions asked or answered," according to Gawker. She later contacted police but doesn't know whether any charges will be filed.

"He's about four years old right now," she said, petting the dog, who she named Buck, commenting on his thin appearance. "You can just see his ribs all right here." 

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"He just wants love, that's all he wants," she said. "And he deserves so much better than what he's had."

What Buck also still needs is a forever home. Unfortunately, according to KTVI, Pendleton doesn't have the room and can't care for Buck indefinitely. If you're interesting in helping Buck, email Pendleton at lizzy314314@gmail.com.

Via KMOV and KTVI


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Why have I just found three fleas in my bed? I have no pets and wash my sheets every week?

Question by catrox@btopenworld.com: Why have I just found three fleas in my bed? I have no pets and wash my sheets every week?
Fleas, human bites,why? where .how they start?

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Answer by Shanika
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Domino and Nellie

Meet 5-year old Domino and Nellie.  Domino is wearing the collar, and Nellie, the harness.

The adorable Westies were having fun with a tennis ball near Larvotto Beach in Monaco.

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MOTHER CAT WELCOMES ORPHANED PUPPY INTO HER LITTER

orphanpupWhen a week-old pit bull puppy needed a mother, an unlikely volunteer stepped in. Lurlene the cat, who was already nursing four newborns of her own, apparently figured one more “kitten” couldn’t hurt and welcomed the puppy into her fold.

The puppy, Noland, happily snuggled in beside the four kittens and made himself right at home. “Lurlene loves him,” said Sharon Harvey, the president and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL) told local ABC station, Newsnet 5. “It’s so cute!”

Noland was dropped off, motherless, at the APL when he was just one day old, reports the news station. Once he met his new family, Noland began spending all day snuggling, eating and sleeping with them. At night, a team member would take Noland home to bottle feed and monitor him overnight. In the morning, he would rejoin the kittens and his new mama.

Click here to read the complete story.

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Nice Skin Allergies photos

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Mabel -
skin allergies

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Well… I’m gassing the lawnmower on the driveway and 3 of my neighbor’s charming children walk up with this dog carried by the little girl. "Mz Mary, we found this dog and she almost got run over by a car. Would you take…" Holding up my hand I look at 3 flushed faces and the elderly spotted miniature Dachshund mix. Sighing, I unlock my van and we put her into the crate. They will go copy a phone # they saw on a dog sign and bring it to me. Of course, it wasn’t that dog. So now I temporarily have Mabel. Quite old, partially blind and deaf with skin allergies, serious lower spine and pelvic arthritis and overgrown toenails almost making a circle. Chopped off the nails and went to the vet’s to see if she had a microchip. No luck. Late late that night, I discovered she has been debarked and makes a weird moaning sound instead. My dogs are going nuts in the dark, convinced she is possessed and must die. I’ve contacted Dachschund Rescue and they will take her if I can’t find the owner in the next few days. She couldn’t have gone far from home in her condition and she is definately a house dog.

Chuck is really unhappy about this adventure. June 2013

ella pod
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UPDATE
So ipodmybaby was very responsive to handling this problem. It seems that it was a combination of how long we kept Ella in the tshirt (overnight for sleeping) plus the breathability of the garment. I was in contact with the owner of the company about this issue and as a result of our discussion ipodmybaby has updated their website and information that is sent with the onsie to include a statement saying that the garment is not intended for overnight sleeping. I still think the onsie is cute, but please, please follow the advice on their website and not put your child in the outfit for an extended time.

Thanks to everyone for their concern and suggestions on helping to track down this problem. Ella is doing much better and hopefully her skin will fully heal from the irritation.

Coleus aromaticus…..Rau Tần dầy lá, Húng chanh, Húng lông….#2
skin allergies

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Chụp hình trong vườn nhà ngày 13-5-2011 , thành phố Hồ chí Minh, miền Nam Việt-Nam

Taken in my garden May, 13, 2011 , in Ho chi Minh city , Southern of Vietnam.

Vietnamese named : Húng chanh, Tần dày lá, Rau thơm lông, Rau thơm lùn, Dương tử tô
Common names : Zuo shou xiang (Chin.), Torongil de Limon (Span.) , French Thyme, Indian borage, Mexican thyme, Queen of herbs….
Scientist name : Coleus aromaticus Benth.
Synonyms : Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng. , Coleus amboinicus Lour., Plectranthus aromaticus (Benth.) Roxb..
Family : Lamiaceae

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Phân bố, sinh học và sinh thái:
Trồng ở nhiều tỉnh và thành phố nước ta. Còn có ở Ấn Độ, Indonexia, Philippin.
Mùa hoa tháng 7-9, mùa quả tháng 10-12. Cây ưa sáng và ẩm.

Bộ phận dùng:
Lá (Folium Plectranthi amboinici) hoặc lá có lẫn nhánh non.

Thu hái và chế biến:
Thu hái quanh năm, lúc trời khô ráo hái những lá bánh tẻ, loại bỏ lá sâu và lá già, phơi âm can cho khô.

Thành phần hóa học:
Lá chứa tinh dầu, thành phần chính là carvacrol: 40-60%. Tuy nhiên cũng có tác giả cho rằng thành phần chính trong tinh dầu là thymol 41,30%. Lá Húng chanh mọc ở Hà Nội chứa 0,002-0,003% tinh dầu trong đó có carvacrol 39,5%, γ-terpinen 19%, α-terpinen 16,8%.

Tác dụng dược lý – Công dụng:
Tinh dầu có tác dụng ức chế mạnh các vi khuẩn. Cao nước có tác dụng ức chế sự phát triển của phế cầu khuẩn và tụ cầu vàng. Thường dùng trị cảm cúm, ho sốt do phong hàn, ho, hen, viêm họng, ho ra máu, nôn ra máu, chảy máu cam, ho gà, khản tiếng, côn trùng cắn. Ngày dùng 10-16 g, dạng thuốc sắc, thuốc xông, thường dùng lá tươi.

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Tên khác: Dương tử tô, Rau thơm lông, Rau tần lá dày.

Tên khoa học: Coleus aromaticus Benth. (Tên đồng nghĩa: Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng), họ Bạc hà (Lamiaceae).

Mô tả: Cây thảo có thể sống nhiều năm, cao 20-50cm, phần thân sát gốc hoá gỗ. Lá mọc đối dày mọng nước, hình trái xoan rộng, dài 3-6cm, rộng, mọc thành bông ở ngọn thân và đầu cành, gồm những vòng hoa dày đặc, cách quãng nhau. Quả nhỏ, tròn, màu nâu, chứa 1 hạt. Toàn cây có lông rất nhỏ và có mùi thơm như mùi chanh. Mùa hoa quả tháng 4-5.

Bộ phận dùng: Lá tươi (Folium Colei) hoặc cất lấy tinh dầu.

Phân bố: Cây được trồng làm thuốc và làm rau ăn nhiều nơi ở Việt Nam.

Thu hái: Có thể thu hái lá quanh năm, thường dùng tươi, dùng đến đâu hái đến đó. Lúc trời khô ráo, hái lá bánh tẻ, loại bỏ các lá sâu hay lá già úa vàng, đem phơi nắng nhẹ hay sấy ở 40-45oC đến khô.

Thành phần hoá học: Lá chứa ít tinh dầu (0,05-0,12%), trong tinh dầu có đến 65,2% các hợp chất phenolic trong đó có carvacrol, thymol, eugenol, salicylat và chavicol. Đặc biệt, trong lá có chất màu đỏ là colein.

Công năng: Lợi phế, trừ đờm, giải cảm, làm ra mồ hôi, làm thông hơi, giải độc. Colein trong lá có tác dụng kháng sinh mạnh đối với một số vi trùng, nhất là ở vùng họng, mũi, miệng và cả ở đường ruột.

Công dụng: Chữa cảm cúm, chữa ho, thổ huyết, chảy máu cam. Dùng ngoài giã đắp lên những vết do rết và bọ cạp cắn.

Cách dùng, liều lượng: 10 – 16g lá tươi một ngày. Dạng thuốc sắc, xông, dầu xoa hoặc vắt lấy nước uống.

Bài thuốc:

1. Chữa ho, viêm họng, khản tiếng: Lá Húng chanh non 5-10g giã nát vắt lấy nước cốt nóng. Hoặc đem giã nhỏ một nắm lá (15-20g), thêm nước, vắt lấy nước uống làm hai lần trong ngày. Đối với trẻ em, thêm ít đường, đem hấp cơm cho uống làm 2-3 lần.

2. Chữa đau bụng: Lá húng chanh non rửa sạch, 1-2 lá nhai với một ít muối, ngậm nuốt dần dần.

3. Chữa sốt cao, không ra mồ hôi: húng chanh 20g, lá tía tô 15g, gừng tươi 5g cắt lát mỏng, cam thảo đất 15g. Sắc uống nóng cho ra mồ hôi.

4. Chữa chảy máu cam: húng chanh 20g, lá trắc bá sao đen 15g, hoa hòe sao đen 10g, cam thảo đất 15g. Sắc uống ngày một thang. Lá húng chanh đem vò nát, nhét vào bên mũi chảy máu.

5. Chữa hôi miệng: Húng chanh khô một nắm đem sắc lấy nước, thường xuyên ngậm và súc miệng rồi nhổ ra. Cần làm 5-7 lần.

6. Chữa ong đốt sinh đau nhức: húng chanh 20g, muối ăn vài hạt, tất cả đem giã nhỏ hoặc nhai kỹ, nuốt nước, bã đắp vào chỗ ong đốt.

7. Chữa dị ứng nổi mề đay: lá húng chanh nhai nuốt nước, bã thì đắp hay xoa xát.

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**** en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plectranthus_amboinicus
Plectranthus amboinicus is a tender fleshy perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with an oregano-like flavor and odor, native to Southern and Eastern Africa, from South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal) and Swaziland to Angola and Mozambique and north to Kenya and Tanzania.[1] It is widely cultivated and naturalised elsewhere in the Old and New World Tropics.

Common names : click on link to read, please.

Description

Plectranthus amboinicus is a large succulent herb, fleshy and highly aromatic, much branched, possessing short soft erect hairs, with distinctive smelling leaves.[2] The stem is fleshy, about 30–90 cm, either with long rigid hairs (hispidly villous) or tomentose (densely covered with soft, short and erect hairs, pubescent). Leaves are undivided (simple), broad, egg/oval-shaped with a tapering tip (ovate) and very thick, they are pubescent (thickly studded with hairs), with the lower surface possessing the most numerous glandular hairs, giving a frosted appearance. The taste of this leaf is pleasantly aromatic with agreeable and refreshing odour. Flowers are on a short stem (shortly pedicelled), pale purplish in dense whorls at distant intervals in a long slender raceme.

Uses

The leaves are strongly flavoured and make an excellent addition to stuffings for meat and poultry. Finely chopped, they can also be used to flavour meat dishes, especially beef, lamb and game. Such use as a flavouring and its geographic spread is indicated by some of the common names, and documented for Cambodia[5] and South Africa[1] It is also used as a vegetable, for example in South East Asia.[1] The herb is used as a substitute for oregano in the food trade and food labelled "oregano-flavoured" may well contain this herb.
The leaves have also had many traditional medicinal uses, especially for the treatment of coughs, sore throats and nasal congestion, but also for a range of other problems such as infections, rheumatism and flatulence. The plant is cultivated in home-gardens throughout India for use in traditional medicine, being used to treat malarial fever, hepatopathy, renal and vesical calculi, cough, chronic asthma, hiccough, bronchitis, helminthiasis, colic, convulsions, and epilepsy,[2] Shenoy and others[9] refer to further Indian traditional medicinal uses such as for skin ulcerations, scorpion bite, skin allergy, wounds, diarrhoea, with emphasis on the leaves being used as a hepatoprotective, to promote liver health. In Indonesia Plectranthus amboinicus is a traditional food used in soup to stimulate lactation for the month or so following childbirth. In Cambodia[5] 2 uses are recorded: juice from the leaves is sweetened and then given to children as protection from colds; and leaves are applied to the lips. In Bahia, Brasil, people use the plant to treat skin lesions caused by Leishmania braziliensis.[10] Just to the north, in Paraiba of the same country, the plant was extremely commonly known for use in home medication.[6] As noted above, medicinal use also occurs in Southern India, it also documented[1] in other parts of South East Asia and South Africa.
Other uses[1] include as an ornamental, and for its essential oils

Cultivation

Indian Borage is very commonly grown as a potted plant. Indian Borage is a fast growing plant. Propagation is via stem cuttings. To encourage a bushy plant, cut the tip of the top, insert into the soil and instantly, you have another plant as the cutting will grow within days. Indian Borage ideally should be grown in a semi-shaded and moist location as the leaves will remain a beautiful jade-green colour. If it is getting too much sun, the leaves turn yellow, start curling and look unsightly; if not enough sun, the leaves turn a dark shade of green and space out.
The herb grows easily in a well-drained, semi-shaded position. It is frost tender (Hardiness USDA Zones 10-11) [11] and grows well in sub-tropical and tropical locations, but will do well in cooler climates if grown in a pot and brought indoors, or moved to a warm sheltered position in winter. Water only sparingly.

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Suganda
Coleus aromaticus Benth.
OREGANO
Zuo shou xiang

Botany
Suganda is an erect, spreading, branched, rather coarse, strongly aromatic, green herb, with fleshy stems. Leaves are fleshy, broadly ovate, 4 to 9 centimeters long, often heart-shaped, and somewhat hairy, with rounded toothed margins, with the tip and base decurrent. Flowers are small, and occur in distant whorls. Calyx is bell-shaped; the throat is smooth inside, with two lips, the upper lip being ovate and thin, the lower lip having four narrow teeth. Corolla is pale purplish and 5 times longer than the calyx, with a short tube, inflated throat, and short lips.

Distribution
- Cultivated for its aromatic leaves.
- Certainly introduced.
- Also occurring in India to Malaya.

Constituents
- Fresh leaves yield 0.055 volatile oil, largely carvacrol.
- Phytochemical screening yielded carbohydrates, proteins, phenols, tannins, flavanoids, saponins, glycosides.

Properties
- Aromatic, carminative, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, tonic, stimulant.
- In India, considered antilithiotic, chemopreventive, antiepileptic, antioxidant.

Parts utilized
Leaves

Uses
Edibility / Culinary
· As condiment, provides fragrance to salads and strong-smelling meat dishes.
· Sometimes, used as flavoring for drinks.
Folkloric
· In the Philippines, macerated fresh leaves applied externally to burns.
· Leaves are bruised and applied to centipede and scorpion bites. Also, applied to temples and forehead for headache, help in place by a bandage.
· Leaves in infusion or as syrup used as aromatic and carminative; used for dyspepsia and also as a cure for asthma.
· The Malays used the plant juice or decoction for pains around the areas of the heart or abdomen.
· Decoction of leaves given after childbirth.
· In Indo-China, given for asthma and bronchitis.
· The juice of the leaves for dyspepsia, asthma, chronic coughs, bronchitis, colic, flatulence, rheumatism. The dose is one tablespoonful of the fresh juice every hour for adults and one teaspoonful every two hours, four times daily, for children. As an infusion, 50 to 60 grams to a pint of boiling water, and drink the tea, 4 to 5 glasses a day. For children, 1/2 cup 4 times daily.
· For otalgia (ear aches), pour the fresh, pure juice into the ear for 10 minutes.
· For carbuncles, boils, sprains, felons, painful swellings: Apply the poultice of leaves to the affected area, four times daily.
· For sore throats, a decoction of two tablespoonfuls of dried leaves to a pint of boiling water, taken one hour before or after meals.
· In India, leaves are used traditionally for bronchitis, asthma, diarrhea, epilepsy, nephro-cystolithiasis, fever, indigestion and cough. Also used for malarial fever, hepatopathy, renal and vesicle calculi, hiccup, helminthiasis, colic, and convulsions.
· The Chinese used the juice of leaves with sugar, for cough in children, asthma and bronchitis, epilepsy and convulsive disorders.
· Leaves are applied to cracks at the corners of the mouth, for thrush, headaches; against fever as a massage or as a wash.
· Used for bladder and urinary afflictions, and vaginal discharges.
· Used as carminative, given to children for colic.
· In Bengal, used for coli and dyspepsia.
· Expressed juice applied around the orbit to relieve conjunctival pain.
Others
· Fresh leaves rubbed on clothing or hair at the time of bathing for its scent.
Recent uses and preparations
Respiratory ailments like cough, asthma and bronchitis: Squeeze juice of the leaves. Take one teaspoon every hour for adults. For children above 2 years old, 3 to 4 teaspoons a day.

Studies
• Antioxidant / Anticlastogenic / Radioprotective: Antioxidant, anticlastogenic and radioprotective effect of Coleus aromaticus on Chinese hamster fibroblast cells (V79) exposed to gamma radiation: The hydroalcoholic extract of CA showed dose-dependent radical scavenging against free radicals, rendered radioprotection against radiation induced DNA damage. Study results established antioxidant, anticlastogenic and radioprotective activities and suggests a potential for chemoprevention.
• Antioxidant: Study of freeze-dried aqueous extract of Ca clearly established the antioxidant potency of freeze-dried extract of C aromaticus.
• Mast cell stabilization property: Study showed stabilization of mast cells in rat mesenteric tissue and suggests further studies into mast cells with its role in Type 1 hypersensitivity-mediated diseases like asthma and rhinitis.
• Antimicrobial: (1) Antimicrobial Activity Of Coleus aromaticus (Benth) Against Microbes Of Reproductive Tract Infections Among Women : Results suggests the herb could be an ideal choice for treating reproductive tract infections. (2) Study showed the antimicrobial effect of Coleus amboinicus, Lour folium infuum toward C albicans and Strep mutans.
• Anticlastogenicity: Study of ethanolic extract of C aromaticus showed a protective effect against cyclophophamide and mitomycin-C induced cytogenetic damage.
• Anti-Inflammatory: In a carrageenan-induced rat paw edema model, the aqueous extract of Coleus aromaticus exhibited potent anti-inflammatory activity, attributed to the inhibition of mediators released from the 2nd phase of inflammation.
• Antibacterial: Study showed both ethanol and hot water leaf extracts of Coleus aromaticus to possess potent antibacterial activity, the ethanol extract showing greater activity. Results provide scientific support for the centuries-old use of the plant as a medicinal herb.
• Forskolin / Antioxidant / Anti-Asthma / Pulmo-protective: Study isolated forskolin, a diterpenoid, from a methanolic extract of C aromaticus. C aromaticus has been used to treat asthma. Forskolin has been thought to be responsible for its pharmaceutical activity through restoration of antioxidant enzyme activity with its ability to scavenge free radicals. The results validate the use of forskolin as an anti-asthmatic agent.
• Insecticidal / Anti-Termite: Study investigating the leaf essential oil of C. amboinicus yielded six components. The major component was thymol (94.3%), followed by carvacrol, 1,8-cineole, p-cymene, spathuylenol, terpinen-4-ol. The oil was insecticidal to white termites (Odontotermes obesus Rhamb). It was more active than synthetic insecticides, Thiodan and Primoban-20 against termites, although it was ineffective against Tribolium castaneum, a stored product pest.
• Galactagogue / Bangun-bangun Leaves: Participants in an Indonesian of study of Batakneese women were given bangun-bangun soup during their nursing period, most consuming a bowl of soup three times daily for 30-40 days. The study aimed to gather information about the women’s beliefs and experiences in the use of the herb. The participants felt their breasts become full with breast milk. Most felt consuming CA leaves helped control postpartum bleeding and help "uterine cleansing."
• Anthelmintic / Antimicrobial: A chloroform and methanol extract of leaf and leaf oil showed significant anthelmintic activity. The plant extracts also showed antibacterial activity against test organisms, with very poor antifungal activity.

Availability
Wild-crafted.
Cultivated for condiment and culinary use.

**** www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3336299/
Anc Sci Life. 2009 Jul-Sep; 29(1): 20–21.
PMCID: PMC3336299
Diuretic activity of the leaves of Coleus aromaticus Benth
G.P. Choudhary1
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The aqueous and ethanolic extract of leaves of Coleus aromaticus was evaluated for diuretic activity. Both extracts were evaluated by determination of urine volume and electrolyte concentration in albino rats. Results revealed that both the aqueous and ethanolic extract at dose 500mgl kg showed significant diuretic activity by increasing the total volume of urine and concentration electrolyte. Furosamide (10 mg/kg) was used as reference drug while normal saline (0.9%) solution was used as control.

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Why Everyone Should Experience A Baby Goat Love Pile [VIDEO]

A New Cure All!

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If you are suffering from lonliness, boredom, mild depression or simply need a mid-day pick me up, look no further than a baby goat love pile to give you just the energy boost you need to get through the day.

Side effects of the baby goat love pile might include hoof bruising and grass stains! 

 



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Pet Food Recall: Iams and Eukanuba Products

Below is the official FDA statement about the recent pet food recall by Proctor & Gamble Co due to a salmonella risk.  You can find the statement here.  You can also find additional information at the Iams and Eukanuba websites: Iams Dog Food, Iams Cat Food, Eukanuba Dog Food.  These links provide pictures of the products listed below.

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10 day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST), or via website at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com. Media Contact: Jason Taylor 513-622-1111.

Products affected by this announcement:

EUKANUBA DRY DOG FOODS

Description Size Lot Code UPC Code Best-by Date
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Large Breed Mature Adult 15 LB 31874177 19014270156 6Nov14
30 LB 31874177 19014270309 6Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Mature Adult 30 LB 31954177 19014149308 14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Puppy 16.5 LB 31884177 19014042234 7Nov14
33 LB 31884177 19014609468 7Nov14
5 LB 31884177 19014039852 7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Adult 16 LB 31904177 19014010516 9Nov14
4 LB 31904177 19014039722 9Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Puppy 16 LB 31944177 19014010509 13Nov14
4 LB 31874177 19014039678 6Nov14
40 LB 31874177 19014011070 6Nov14
31944177 19014011070 13Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Boxer Adult 36 LB 31944177 19014019588 13Nov14
31954177 19014019588 14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Chihuahua Adult 4 LB 31884177 19014607037 7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Labrador Retriever Adult 36 LB 31954177 19014019564 14Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Premium Performance 30/20 Adult 33 LB 31884177 19014609475 7Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Professional Feeding Bag Small Breed Puppy 44 LB 31874177 19014113194 6Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Weight Control Large Breed Adult 30 LB 31894177 19014269303 8Nov14
31924177 19014269303 11Nov14

IAMS DRY DOG FOODS

Description Size Lot Code UPC Code Best-by Date
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult 13.3 LB 31884177 19014612017 7Nov14
31904177 19014612017 9Nov14
31924177 19014612017 11Nov14
31934177 19014612017 12Nov14
31944177 19014612017 13Nov14
2.9 LB 31944177 19014700165 13Nov14
25.7 LB 31884177 19014700646 7Nov14
31894177 19014700646 8Nov14
31904177 19014700646 9Nov14
31914177 19014700646 10Nov14
31934177 19014700646 12Nov14
5 LB 31904177 19014612635 9Nov14
31914177 19014612635 10Nov14
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult 13.3 LB 31894177 19014612024 8Nov14
Iams Dog Food Premium Protection Chicken Adult 12.1 LB 31894177 19014611362 8Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Mature Adult 30 LB 31884177 19014611331 7Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Senior Plus 13.3 LB 31934177 19014612000 12Nov14
26.2 LB 31934177 19014700615 12Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Chunks Adult 15 LB 31944177 19014610815 13Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Adult 13.3 LB 31874177 19014610990 6Nov14
31894177 19014610990 8Nov14
31924177 19014610990 11Nov14
3.1 LB 31874177 19014700110 6Nov14
31894177 19014700110 8Nov14
5 LB 31874177 19014612055 6Nov14
31894177 19014612055 8Nov14
31924177 19014612055 11Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Puppy 5 LB 31904177 19014700943 9Nov14

IAMS DRY CAT FOODS

Description Size Lot Code UPC Code Best-by Date
Iams Cat Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult 16 LB 31874177 19014611881 6Nov14
31944177 19014611881 13Nov14
5 LB 31874177 19014612697 6Nov14
31944177 19014612697 13Nov14
Iams Cat Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult 5 LB 31894177 19014612703 8Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Chicken Adult 10.8 LB 31864177 19014612086 5Nov14
31904177 19014612086 9Nov14
31914177 19014612086 10Nov14
31924177 19014612086 11Nov14
31944177 19014612086 13Nov14
17.4 LB 31864177 19014611836 5Nov14
31864177 19014611836 5Nov14
31914177 19014611836 10Nov14
31924177 19014611836 11Nov14
31944177 19014611836 13Nov14
3.2 LB 31904177 19014612659 9Nov14
31924177 19014612659 11Nov14
31934177 19014612659 12Nov14
31944177 19014612659 13Nov14
5.7 LB 31864177 19014612499 5Nov14
31914177 19014612499 10Nov14
31924177 19014612499 11Nov14
31944177 19014612499 13Nov14
6.3 LB 31944177 19014611621 13Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Chicken Kitten 17.4 LB 31904177 19014611867 9Nov14
3.2 LB 31904177 19014612628 9Nov14
31954177 19014612628 14Nov14
5.7 LB 31904177 19014612505 9Nov14
31904177 19014612505 9Nov14
31954177 19014612505 14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Digestive Care Adult 16 LB 31904177 19014611904 9Nov14
31954177 19014611904 14Nov14
3 LB 31904177 19014700202 9Nov14
31954177 19014700202 14Nov14
5 LB 31904177 19014612451 9Nov14
31954177 19014612451 14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Hairball Adult 16 LB 31874177 19014611911 6Nov14
31954177 19014611911 14Nov14
3.1 LB 31884177 19014700219 7Nov14
31914177 19014700219 10Nov14
31954177 19014700219 14Nov14
5 LB 31874177 19014612420 6Nov14
31884177 19014612420 7Nov14
31914177 19014612420 10Nov14
31934177 19014612420 12Nov14
31954177 19014612420 14Nov14
9.8 LB 31894177 19014612161 8Nov14
31914177 19014612161 10Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Hairball Mature Adult 5 LB 31954177 19014612604 14Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Weight Control & Hairball Adult 16 LB 31884177 19014612147 7Nov14
31914177 19014612147 10Nov14
31924177 19014612147 11Nov14
31934177 19014612147 12Nov14
31944177 19014612147 13Nov14
2.9 LB 31914177 19014700240 10Nov14
31924177 19014700240 11Nov14
31934177 19014700240 12Nov14
31944177 19014700240 13Nov14
31954177 19014700257 14Nov14
5 LB 31884177 19014612789 7Nov14
31914177 19014612789 10Nov14
31924177 19014612789 11Nov14
31934177 19014612789 12Nov14
31954177 19014612789 14Nov14
5.5 LB 31924177 19014611652 11Nov14
9.8 LB 31884177 19014612130 7Nov14
31914177 19014612130 10Nov14
31924177 19014612130 11Nov14
31934177 19014612130 12Nov14
31944177 19014612130 13Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Weight Control Adult 16 LB 31874177 19014612178 6Nov14
31934177 19014612178 12Nov14
5 LB 31874177 19014612680 6Nov14
31934177 19014612680 12Nov14
9.8 LB 31874177 19014612123 6Nov14
Iams Cat Food Professional Feeding Bag Chicken Adult 33 LB 31914177 19014105458 10Nov14
31944177 19014105458 13Nov14


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