Harry Hoxsey’s formula, developed in the 1920’s and still controversial, contained many of the same ingredients as a formula produced by Parke Davies and Co., their ‘Trifolium Compound’.
Another famous formula sharing some of the same herbs is a formula developed by Rene Caisse. Her last name spelled backwords, ‘essiac’, is the name given to her herbal formula and is also a popular alternative . These formulas, using similar herbs, share a rich history .
According to renowned botanist and herbal researcher, James Duke, Ph.D., this formula has some impressive chemical compounds of considerable interest to the health research organisation.. In his article, “Herbal Shotgun Shell”, HerbalGram (1988), he wrote, ‘Eight of the herbs in the internal tonic showed considerable immune system support in controlled laboratory tests.
The Hoxsey formula endures probably due to these actions and is an ideal application to try to shift an animal’s constitutional tendency from a negative to a supporting one. Steven Marsden, D.V.M. has justly brought this formula back into focus with his recent paper he presented at the American Holistic Vet (AHVMA) Conference in 2000.
Oregon grape root, burdock root, red clover flowers, alfalfa leaf, prickly ash bark, stillingia root, cascara sagrada bark, poke root, licorice root.
Harry Hoxsey’s classic formula.
Small cats & dogs: 1/2-1 small spoonful mixed in with food.
Medium dogs: 1-2 small spoonfuls mixed in with food.
Large dogs: 2-3 small spoonfuls mixed in with food.