Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea)

Found in: Vitex for Dogs, Vitex for Horses, Kairos Vitex Dog Snacks Also known as woundwort and Aaron’s rod, goldenrod has diuretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and astringent actions. Goldenrod is used to treat kidney and urinary infections and stones. It can also be used to help with respiratory catarrh and arthritis and has shown in vivo anti-tumor... Continue Reading →

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Vitex (Chaste Tree Berry)

Found in: Vitex Herb Mix for Horses, Vitex Herb Mix for Dogs, Mellow Girl Herb Mix for Horses, Kairos Vitex Dog Snacks Vitex is a normalizing herb for the female reproductive system, a regulator of the hormonal balance of estrogen and progesterone. This normalizing of hormones is what makes the herb valuable in treating painful and irregular menses, PMS, menopause... Continue Reading →

Garlic

Garlic has many benefits such as anti-septic, anti-inflammatory and antibiotic effects, reducing blood pressure, improving respiratory problems in horses and acting as a fly repellent. Garlic is rich in Selenium and Sulphur. Sulphur is recognised as having blood cleansing properties that are useful in treating and preventing equine disease. Garlic is believed to contain over... Continue Reading →

Peppermint

An antispasmodic that calms nausea and aids in digestion. Most horses relish the taste of peppermint, and it can be added to unfamiliar drinking water to help horses accept it. The peppermint oil that is found in the plant has a carminative action, helping to relax sphincters and the smooth muscles of the digestive system, assist... Continue Reading →

Kelp (Seaweed)

Kelp is composed of 60 elements, 16 amino acids and 12 vitamins. Providing an antioxidant effect, it attracts heavy metals and removes them from the body. It has been shown to improve thyroid stimulation and also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. Feeding kelp is a very economical way to provide for most of the nutrients for... Continue Reading →

Milk Thistle Seed

This handsome plant has been used for liver ailments for thousands of years, but until recently was one of herbal medicine's best kept secrets. Silymarin, a constituent of milk thistle, is now listed in The Mereck Index as a liver protector and actually helps to regenerate liver cells and protects against damage by toxins and viruses. Whole... Continue Reading →

Meadowsweet

Mild, but effective anti-inflammatory herb used to treat arthritis and other aches and pains. Meadowsweet leaves and flowers contain salicylates, compounds that are converted by the body to aspirin. Meadowsweet is especially helpful for those arthritis sufferers who have gastritis, (inflammation of the stomach lining) from years of taking NSAIDs. While it may seem contradictory... Continue Reading →

Marigold (Calendula)

Calendula is a stunningly beautiful flower; the deep orange and yellow petals form a colorful contrast with the greenery in any herb garden. Is it little wonder that Calendula, called "Marygold" or "sunbride" in the herbals of the middle ages, was ascribed magical powers and healing virtues. Calendula flower oil heals the skin so well, The German Commission... Continue Reading →

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