African Elephant Eating Grass With His Trunk On The African Plains "Self-medication is about working naturally with animals - in harmony with nature"
Caroline Ingraham
Animal Self-Medication

ANIMAL SELF-MEDICATION

"Self-medication is about working naturally with animals -

in harmony with nature" Caroline Ingraham 

Sinya the Elephant Scratching Her Hind Quarters

ANIMAL SELF-MEDICATION

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.

EDUCATION

online courses, workshops & free educational resources

Just like the elephant, both wild animals and companion animals can self-medicate. Caroline will teach you how.

A Horse Eating Carrot Seed

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.

SHOP

essential oils, books and other
herbal extracts

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 Looking After A Baby Kangaroo

CAROLINE'S
Journey

Caroline has always had an enormous concern for the ethical treatment of animals and has spent the last thirty five years researching and observing how animals self-medicate. Caroline has helped thousands of animals all over the world, regain behavioural and physical health. She has had great success with orphaned elephant calves at the Sheldrick Trust in Kenya, as well as in conservation with endangered species, and rescued animals at the RSPCA in the UK.

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  • Talking to Caroline ( 0 - 10.45 )
  • Caroline’s dog bitten by rattlesnake ( 10.45 - 14.25 )
  • How to work with the remedies (including cats), and why
    do animals poison themselves ( 14.25 - 39.38 )
  • Trusting in self-medication saved a baby elephants life
    (baby elephants can die within 24 hours on cows milk,
    so when Sinya wanted garlic internally trust in self-medication was needed (39.38 - 50.56 )
  • Polar bears and brown bears ( 50.56 - 57.00 )
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  • Talking to Caroline ( 0 - 10.45 )
  • Caroline’s dog bitten by rattlesnake ( 10.45 - 14.25 )
  • How to work with the remedies (including cats), and why
    do animals poison themselves ( 14.25 - 39.38 )
  • Trusting in self-medication saved a baby elephants life
    (baby elephants can die within 24 hours on cows milk,
    so when Sinya wanted garlic internally trust in self-medication was needed (39.38 - 50.56 )
  • Polar bears and brown bears ( 50.56 - 57.00 )
Listen Here

ANIMAL
Chronicles

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.

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Baby Chimp Gazing Into The Sky
 

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