Achiote Powder Urinary, Bladder & Probiotic Digestive Support* – Cats and Dogs


Achiote: A Versatile Rainforest Wonder

From Rainforest Canopy to Superfood Stardom

Deep within the South American rainforests thrives the achiote tree.

This low-growing marvel produces distinctive red-orange pods containing achiote fruits and seeds.

These are prized for their nutritional value, earning them the status of superfoods, superfruits, and adaptogens.

Achiote, also known as annatto, is a popular herb deeply woven into the fabric of traditional Peruvian medicine.

Multifaceted Uses in Traditional Medicine

South American traditions recognize achiote’s potential for promoting overall well-being.

It’s used to support wound healing, manage inflammation and inflammatory diseases, combat skin infections, and even aid with digestive disorders.

Achiote’s unique property of being both water and fat-soluble allows it to be used both internally and externally.

A Global Presence Beyond Medicine

Achiote’s reach extends far beyond traditional medicine.

This versatile ingredient finds its way into numerous products across North America and worldwide.

It’s used for its:

  • Food Flavoring: Achiote adds a unique depth of flavor to culinary creations.
  • Food Coloring: The vibrant red hue of achiote naturally enhances the visual appeal of food.
  • Food Preservative: Achiote’s properties help extend the shelf life of food products.
  • Fermentation Aid: Achiote plays a role in the fermentation process of certain foods.
  • Body Care Emollient: Achiote’s soothing properties make it a valuable ingredient in skincare products.
  • Antioxidant Oil: Achiote oil offers antioxidant benefits for potential health and wellness applications.

A Subject of Extensive Research

Given its widespread use in food and body care products, achiote has been extensively studied for its potential health and wellness benefits, making it a subject of ongoing research and exploration.


Achiote: A South American Superfood with Diverse Benefits

ACHIOTE is used therapeutically in South American traditional medical system for a wide variety of wellness applications including:

  • Prostate,
  • Bladder,
  • Kidney and urogenital infections and disorders (acute cystitis, prostatitis, etc.),
  • Heart burn, acid reflux, GERD and all types of ulcers (both inflammation and wound healing),
  • As a topical anti-septic and anti-inflammatory for skin,
  • Ear and eye infections of all types.

The roots are used for:

  • Digestive dysfunction, including stomach ache, constipation and diarrhea,
  • As a diuretic for urinary retention (straining, inability to urinate),
  • Bladder tissue integrity (incontinence),
  • Liver inflammation and dysfunction including liver disease and hepatitis,
  • Kidney dysfunction,
  • Some help to eliminate uric acid,
  • High blood pressure and cholesterol.

The seeds are used:

  • As an expectorant for phlegm and colic and to reduce fever,
  • For bone health and strength (may help re-mineralize and strengthen bones),
  • For conditional needs related to Candida,
  • As a natural plant-based antibiotic and steroid for:
    • Fever,
    • Epilepsy,
    • Burns and scars (old or new potential skin reparative actions),
    • Skin and anti-aging potential benefits (for its high antioxidant and ultra-violet ray (UV) ray protective effects,
    • As a blood cleanser,
    • Parasitic infections,
    • Influenza,
    • Mouth, throat and lung disorders (sore throat, tonsillitis),
    • Pleurisy (inflammation of membranes in the lungs).

Nutritional and Phytochemical Profile

Achiote, also known as annatto, has a diverse nutritional and natural plant chemical profile.

It is rich in strongly antioxidant, mixed alpha, beta, and apoco carotenoids, as well as anti-mutagenic compounds like bixin, norbixin, and tocotrienol.

Achiote also contains a variety of natural phyto-acids, including folic, amino, ellagic, tomentosic, and salicylic acids, as well as sterols, flavonoids, probiotics, fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), digestive enzymes, glycosaminoglycans, aliphatic aromatic compounds, inulin, geraniin, and essential vitamins and minerals.

Adaptogenic Properties

Achiote is considered an adaptogen, meaning it can perform an alternative action and may help the body deal with and build resistance to stress.

Adaptogens are a highly specialized class of plants that can help carry out the “3 R Function” – read, repair, and restore – to support the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis or balance.

Holistic Health Benefits

The diverse nutritional and phytochemical composition of achiote may help the body in several ways:

  1. Reading dysfunction and deficiencies: Achiote’s nutrients and compounds may help identify and address various imbalances in the body.
  2. Repairing deficiencies: The phytochemicals and nutrients in achiote may work to help nutritionally and phytochemically repair deficiencies.
  3. Restoring homeostasis: Achiote’s adaptogenic properties may help restore overall body system balance and support the body’s natural regulatory mechanisms.

By incorporating achiote into pet diets and products, pet owners can leverage its diverse nutritional and phytochemical profile to support their furry companions’ overall health and well-being, from antioxidant protection to adaptogenic stress management and beyond.

For animal use only.


  • Do NOT give to pregnant or nursing dogs and cats.


  • None reported.
  • May interact with cardiovascular, hypotensive, hypoglycemic and blood pressure lowering medications.


  • Cautioned for pets diagnosed with hyperkalemia (rare) and hypoglycemia as it might raise blood sugar levels and may potentiate medications used to treat hypertension.

Consult your Veterinary.


    • 1-10 lbs   …………………….. 1/8 tsp
    • 11-25 lbs   …………………….. 1/4 tsp
    • 26-50 lbs  …………………….. 1/2 tsp
    • 51-75 lbs   …………………….. 3/4 tsp
    • 76+ lbs      …………………….. 1 tsp


  • Add powder to your dog or cat’s meal daily.
  • Best if added to canned wet food, home prepared meals and treats, raw, dehydrated or hybrid diets.
  • Use for at least 30 days to see initial results.

Our prebiotics and probiotics are cold processed to help protect shelf stability and efficacy.

* The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements refer to holistic uses only and are not supported by medical research. The information contained in this plant file is intended for education, entertainment and information purposes only. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, prescribe or replace proper medical care. The plant described herein is not intended to treat, cure, diagnose, mitigate or prevent any disease or condition.
* As indicated by holistic veterinarians.

All products are free of gluten, artificial flavors, colorants and preservatives.

In accordance with the ‘Do No Harm’ policy, no animal testing is carried out whatsoever.

Achiote Powder

Achiote has a bitter taste, and your pet may not consume if it is not mixed with other foods.