Date: 2001-04-30 03:00:00 UTC
Subject: Devil's Club Supreme
According to the literature on Devil's Club available
(http://www.natmedpro.com/nmp/Oplopanax.htm among others) this
product is "indicated" for diabetes due to it's hypoglycemic
effect. This would make it directly contraindicated for
insulinoma, by making the blood sugar even LOWER.
This product, provided that it exerts the effects that it
claims to, would actually be DANGEROUS with ferrets with
insulinoma and I must warn against its use.
With kindest regards,
Bruce Williams, DVM, DACVP
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From: James L. Myers [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, April 27, 2001 12:35 AM
To: Bruce Williams
Hi Dr. Williams,
Thank you for your reply to my e-mail about Devil's Club
Supreme. I had read about this product on either the FML or
FHL (can't remember which).
They gave a site called: The New Rainbow Bridge which can
be found at: http://www.newrainbowbridge.com/htm
Once there the info about the Devil's Club is under the
"Other Products" heading when you click on "Supplements".
They call this product an herbal treatment for Insulinomas
and they preface it by saying that they are not
but are speaking about this product after their personal
experiences with it in their ferrets. (they run a ferret
The instructions are to add five drops of the product to a
mixture of whatever mush type food you are feeding
your ferret. They mention using 50% Hill's A/D and 50%
water. Or, you can make a soup from chicken baby food
or even Nutrical and water. They say to give it every 12
hours and that in most cases the ferret's blood sugar
balances out within the first week or so. Of course, the
word "Most" is something to remember when using
it with your precious ferret. But to me, when you have tried
the conventional type medicine's such as Pedia Pred
and Proglycem and the numbers stay low (in my ferrets case
in the low 60's) I feel it is worth a try.
I am going to give you the ingredients as listed on the
bottle that I have ordered from this place. They are as
Extracts from /DEVIL'S CLUB ROOT
BARK (Oplopanax horridum), INDIAN JAMBUL
SEED (Syzygium jambolanum), FRESH
AND ROOT (Taraxacum officinalis), UVA URSI
LEAF (Arctostaphylos uva
ursi), TURMERIC RHIZOME (Curcuma longa),
SPRING WATER and
45-55% pure GRAIN ALCOHOL USP.
AVERAGE HERB STRENGTH RATIO: 1:1.5
*Daily Value Not Established
Then they tell you that the: Fresh Dandelion Leaf and Root
is :Certified Organic
Devils Club Root
Bark and the Uva Ursi Leaf are: Ecologically Wildcrafted
Indian Jambul Seed
is: Ayurvedically Cultivated
is: Jamaican Origin
I hope this is not too much information Dr. Williams. :):):)
This product is also used on human's.
Thank you for sharing your opinion with me after you have
read this info. I truly respect and value your knowledge
about these wonderful critters!!!!!!!!!!
Jeri (Mom to three precious furkids)