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Arnica External use only. Used for closed tissue injuries, including, fractures, sprains and contusions. It acts to open capillaries and increase circulation. Not for use on open wounds.
Astragalus Useful for strengthening the body against viral infections of the respiratory tract and heart. Helps strengthen energy levels in the debilitated horse.
Barley grass powder Contains vitamins and minerals that are easily assimilated throughout the digestive tract. High in iron, zinc, carotene and calcium. Rich in B vitamins and folic acid.
Bee pollen Rich in vitamins A,B,C,D,E and contains almost all known minerals, enzymes and amino acids.
Bladderwrack Rich in calcium, iodine and potassium. It is useful for horses that are or have been on poor grazing.
Calendula Treats inflammation or ulceration of the digestive or urinary tract, where it serves in the drainage of lymph tissues.
Chamomile This herb is used for its sedative properties. It can be fed before competition to calm nerves, without affecting performance.
Chickweed Acts to sooth, protect and mildly lubricate the upper digestive tract. Useful for treating irritated stomach lining or a mild case of colitis.
Cleaver Works to speed the healing of gastric ulcers through dilation of the capillaries. Aids in drainage of inflamed tissue of the urinary and digestive tract.
Coltsfoot The first choice for relieving the rawness and pain of unproductive spasmodic coughs.
Comfrey For external use. As a poultice or compress the leaves can be used on arthritic joints, sprains and tendon injuries. Not for use on open wounds.
Dandelion The leaves are rich in potassium. They stimulate excretion of water via the kidneys and also act as a liver and digstive tonic.
Devils claw This root plant has proven anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Do not use during pregnancy.
Echinacea Supports disease resistance by boosting the immune system. Also works as a antimicrobial for the mouth and urinary tract.
Eyebright For external use, most useful for bathing the eyes, particularly when flies have irritated them.
Fennel Used in cases of flatulence or colic. The herb of choice for gastric upset and irritability.
Fenugreek A body and hoof conditioner. It is a uterine stimulant and should not be used during pregnancy. For he nursing mare it will help increase milk flow.
Feverfew This herb is useful in the proactive reduction of inflammation associated with arthritis and joint injury.
Flax Provides the essential fatty acids your horse needs. Grind the whole seed prior to feeding.
Garlic Its blood cleansing action makes it a good preventative measure for horses prone to laminitis, arthritic problems, sweet itch and skin problems. Helps keep down the worm population.
Ginko Works to improve circulation in the small capillaries. Treats navicular and laminitis.
Glucosamine Demonstrated to be effective in maintaining healthy joints and easing arthritic conditions.
Gotu kola Improves circulation to the legs. Works to promote healing of connective tissue in the joints.
Hawthorn berry Dilates blood vessels helping to increase circulation throughout the body.Excellent for treating lameness/laminitis, founder and navicular.
Kelp Rich source of iodine, magnesium, potassium, iron and vitamin A,B and C. Promotes a healthy coat and improves digestion.
Licorice Provides anti-inflammatory and immunostimulant actions, helping to relieve pain, itching and inflammation.
Marhmallow Helpful for urinary tract inflammation. Soothes the mucus membranes by lubricating.
Milk thistle Helps to protect the liver from toxins and stimulates production of new liver cells to replace damaged ones. Do not use for prolonged periods.
MSM Anti-inflammatory, it helps prevent and repair soft tissue damage. Useful for maintaining healthy joints.
Mullein Helps to ease spasmodic coughs while reducing inflammation and increase mucus production in the bronchi, making coughs more productive.
Nettle Rich in vitamin C, calcium, and potassium. Nettles cleansing effect is useful in sweet itch, laminitis and arthritis.
Peppermint Relaxes the muscles of the digestive tract and is useful for horses that are prone to colic. Encourages fussy feeders and has antifungal properties.
Psyllium A mucilage, mixed with water, it swells and bulks stool. It will effectively lessen the amount of time that toxins can assimilate in the body.
Raspberry Not to be used during pregnancy. Used during the last six weeks of pregnancy and after foaling, it has a beneficial effect by toning, pelvic and uterine muscles.
Red clover Fed to clean the blood in skin complaints, such as sweet itch. Useful for treating bronchitis and allied complaints.
Rosehips Rich in biotin content, it promotes healthy hoof growth.Valuable source of vitamins C, E and K.
Rosemary Excellent antibicrobial, useful for skin and eye rinses, and for fighting infections of the mouth, throat and digestive tracts.
Slippery elm Rich in vitamins A, B, C and K it can be used as a nutritional digestive tonic. Will assist in the elimination of waste.
Spirulina This blue green algae contains all eight essential amino acids and is rich in minerals. Heavy in B complex vitamins.
Valerian A potent sedative. This herb will calm your horse.
Wormwood A well known herb for use in quick parasite intervention and deworming.
Yarrow Acts to dilate and strenghten peripheral blood vessels and help clear away small blood clots, thus increasing circulation.can aid the bleeder.
Yellowdock Helps to eliminate toxic excesses. Will serve to quickly flush the body of systemic waste.
Yucca A therapeutic anti-inflammatory for arthritis and joint pain.
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