Tick Recovery

Tick Recovery

  • Tick Recovery (Xiao Chai Hu Tang)

    Herbal Creatures™ Tick Recovery is a high potency formula containing herbs traditionally used during or after bacterial or viral infections to hasten recovery.

    A blend of herbs used for:

    • Intermittent fever, chest and hypochondriac discomfort, irritability, dry mouth and throat, swollen glands, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, vertigo
    • Inflammation of the uterus
    • Inflammation of the liver or gallbladder, jaundice
    • Post-viral fatigue and other signs of incomplete recovery from an initial infection
    • How it works

      How it works  

      Tick Recovery is based on a Chinese herbal formula called Xiao Chai Hu Tang, used to treat various signs and symptoms occurring as a result of an initial pathogenic influence. When a pathogen (bacteria or virus) lodges in the body at the level of ‘Shaoyang’, it is imperative to swiftly treat the infection to prevent ongoing symptoms and chronic disease.

      This formula is widely used to eliminate bacteria and viruses from the body, while simultaneously strengthening the body. Studies suggest that this formula is hepatoprotective, cholagogic (increases bile secretion), immunostimulant, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic and has regulatory effects on body temperature and gastrointestinal function. Human clinical studies and research support the use of this formula in various forms of hepatitis, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, chronic fever, allergic rhinitis and postpartum infections.

      Traditional understanding

      Bupleuri Radix fights the infection by releasing pathogens to the exterior, working closely with Scutellariae Radix which clears heat and inflammation. Pinelliae Rhizoma preparatum and Zingiberis Rhizoma recens relieve nausea and vomiting while Ginseng Radix, Glycyrrhizae Radix preparata and Jujubae Fructus replenish body fluids and strengthen the digestive function.

      The ‘Shaoyang’ stage of an infection can be short and transient, or become ongoing and chronic. The formula can be effectively applied in acute and chronic stages of infection, with just one or many of the above listed symptoms present. In Chinese Medical physiology, ‘Shaoyang’ represents a space in the body that is in between the exterior and the interior and systems commonly affected include the lymphatic system, liver and gallbladder. An infection at the level of ‘shaoyang’ produces a set of symptoms commonly seen in animal’s post tick bite, making this formula our most appropriate first-line herbal treatment for recovery from a tick bite.


      • For severe nausea and vomiting, or very low appetite, combine with Appetite Boost
    • Ingredients

      Pharmaceutical Name

      Pinyin Name

      Dosage (Gram)

      Rhizoma Pinelliae Preparatum

      Zhi Ban Xia


      Radix Bupleuri

      Chai Hu


      Fructus Jujubae

      Da Zao


      Rhizoma Zingiberis

      Gan Jiang


      Radix Scutellariae

      Huang Qin


      Radix Ginseng

      Ren Shen


      Radix Glycyrrhizae Preparatum

      Zhi Gan Cao


    • Directions for use

      • Take 3 spoons (9 grams) once daily in wet food.
        Acute symptoms: Take 3 spoons (9 grams), 3 times daily in wet food.
      • For all ages and weights, an extra dose may be taken to enhance results or as professionally advised.
      • Always consult with a qualified veterinary practitioner before taking herbal medicines and nutritional supplements.
      • Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your veterinary practitioner.


      Chen, John K et al (Chinese Herbal Formulas for Veterinarians), 2012; 132-142