Hemp for Dogs and Horses

Now that cannabis is being legalized in many US states, hemp is starting to get a good reputation as a horse and dog supplement. 'Hemp' refers to the whole of the industrial herb plant - stalks, stems, roots - while the term 'Marijuana' is used only for the resinous flowers, buds and leaves of the... 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 →

Licorice Root

This herbal medicine it has an impressive list of well documented uses and is probably one of the most over-looked of all herbal wonders. Licorice promotes the healing of ulcers, it can lower stomach acid levels, relieve heartburn and indigestion and acts as a mild laxative. It can soothe irritation, inflammation and spasms in the digestive tract.... Continue Reading →

Dandelion

For acne and skin care: like burdock, dandelion root helps the body dispose of unwanted skin bacteria. It also stimulates digestion and supports the liver - the major organ that helps rid the body of toxins and excess hormones, including the androgens that trigger acne breakouts. As a specific herb for the liver, it also benefits... Continue Reading →

Burdock Root

Has a long list of health benefits such as detoxifying the body, healing the liver, preventing chronic disease, reducing inflammation, boosting the immune system, healing respiratory infections, improving hair health and soothing stomach disorders. This herb should be avoided by those living with diabetes. Found in: Daily Health, Daily Plus Liver Support, Healthy Coat, Immune... Continue Reading →

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