Ingraham Applied Zoopharmacognosy

Ingraham Applied Zoopharmacognosy enables self-medicative behaviour in domesticated and captive animals by offering plant extracts that would contain the same, or similar constituents to those found in an animal’s evolutionary history. The practice encourages and allows an animal to guide its own health, since unlike their wild counterparts, captive and domesticated animals rarely have the opportunity to forage on medicinal plants. The extracts offered include a variety of essential oils, absolutes, plant extracts, macerated oils, tubers, clays, algae, seaweeds and minerals.

Free Educational Resources

Below is a selection of resources we give to you for free! Please, take the time to absorb the material to expand your knowledge of Animal Self-Medication and the many amazing natural properties it has. 

If you are interested in further education and a deeper understanding in Self-Medication, we offer Webinars, Workshops and, in the near future, our Online Courses

Working With Your Cat

Here you’ll gain a greater understanding in how to offer remedies, see how essential oils can be used to help calm and reduce anxiety, as well as what signs to look for when working with your cat.

Working With Your Dog

Learn more with Canines, from offering nutritional and herbal powders to essential oils. Watch and listen to how Self-Medication can be used in healing with emotional trauma and help rehome rescue animals. 

Working With Your Horse

Take a look into how horses respond to herbs, powders and essential oils. Watch and read on various methods to help identify your horses needs and understand their selections.

What You Should Know

Here we teach you some of the fundamentals on Self-Medication such as the importance of quality of the remedies, what are Essential Oils, CO2 Extracts & Absolutes, Safety and much more.

Selecting Aromatic Waters

Learn more about Aromatic waters from how they’re made, what types there are and how they are selected by different species with different behaviours.

The Difference Between Food & Medicine

Knowing the difference between food & medicine is important in order to have a better understanding of Animal Self-Medication. Read up on the differences here!


Online & Workshops

Caroline Ingraham Canine Workshops
Equine consultation Kit

Caroline trains both professionals and non-professionals in this new field of science and animal welfare. She teaches how to recognise and understand self-medicative behaviour, while explaining the mechanisms that under-pin the science of this innate behaviour, a behaviour animals evolved to cope with potential threats including disease and injury. Caroline’s research is on going and so the subject is constantly evolving. Each workshop, whether online or in person, shares her latest knowledge enabling you to reach the best possible outcomes.


Essential Oils, Books and other Herbal Extracts

Dog Choosing Essential Oils At Ingraham Biotics In Tetbury
Animal Self-Medication By Caroline Ingraham - ISBN 9780952482765
Green Clay Powder

We are a bespoke company offering a range of quality products, sourced directly where possible from the artisan grower. Our philosophy is to create a pharmacy for animals, whereby they can choose the plant extracts they need to heal themselves, as they would in the wild. To achieve the maximum healing potential it is important to use the highest quality essential oils and extracts. We only use recyclable materials.

Caroline Ingraham Podcast

Listen to Caroline’s Podcast

"It's time to re-evaluate our relationship with animals and start perceiving them as active, rather than passive beings."

Caroline Ingraham

Caroline's interview with Rosie Irving April 2021

Interview with Rosie Irving, T.V producer (BBC Gardeners World)


Enjoy reading and listening as well as learning from Caroline’s chronicles. These fascinating stories range from companion animals to the elephant, tiger and primate, not of course forgetting the brown and polar bears.