Calendula is commonly used for treating cuts and wounds of all kinds. It is anti-inflammatory as well as being anti-fungal and anti-bacterial . Traditionally it has been used as a Blood Tonic and good for circulation problems. It is very high in sulphur so will aid all skin problems if used internally or externally. Calendula is a valuable herb for digestive inflammation and may be used in the treatment of gastric ulcers.
Celery is a good cleansing, mildly diuretic herb, useful in ridding the system of an accumulation of waste products. Other uses are to treat arthritic and rheumatic conditions. Celery can also improve the circulation of fluids and encourages a horse to drink and sweat more easily.
Chamomile is an important digestive, nervine, anti-arthritic, anti-spasmodic and anti-allergy herb, used most widely for its calming and relaxing effect on horses, especially those prone to loose manure or scouring. It is an anti-inflammatory and may help in reducing allergic responses. It is rich in Calcium and supports the body’s skeletal structure. Chamomile is also recognized as being ulcer-protective through its healing effect on the mucosa of the gastro-intestinal tract. It may also be applied externally as a wash to soothe allergic skin conditions.
Some herbs may swab
Chaste Tree Berry is primarily used to help balance hormonal irregularities in mares that may be displaying discomfort, erratic or “bitchy” behavior when they are in season. May be used in conjunction with Chamomile. Chaste Tree Berry has also helped some horses suffering with Cushings Disease.
Some of the benefits that have been documented are: improvement of the Immune System, reducing joint inflammation, having a calming effect on horses and also being beneficial for weight gain. Also noted is its capacity to improve healthy strong hoof growth, skin and coat condition. Chia is one of the highest plant sources of Omega 3, also containing Omega 6, is high in Calcium and Magnesium along with Iron, Potassium, Vit C,A,B12 and many Amino Acids.
Clivers is most beneficial for skin complaints. It is used for greasy heel, eczema but may also help with horses prone to tying-up. It helps the body eliminate toxins and is also useful for horses with allergies. Clivers may also be given to horses with hoof abscesses or to improve a dull coat or promote regrowth of the name and tail.
Cod Liver Oil contains Vitamins A & D and is very useful in preventing and lessening the effects of arthritis. Vitamin A is important for the nervous system, reproduction, respiration and healthy vision. Vitamin D is essential for Phosphorous and Calcium utilization in bone formation.
This is a unique blend of supplements to help horses experiencing pain and some soundness issues, gain quick relief and comfort. The combination of Devils Claw, MSM and Rosehips works as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory, along with boosting the immune system and circulation. Equine Comfort Blend can be used safely as an alternative to ‘bute’ and is far less likely to cause gastric ulceration.
Not for pregnant mares.
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Just five ingredients may help your horse not only gain quick acting comfort but also maintain body support and prevent further inflammatory problems or soundness issues.This is a perfect blend to help not only relieve pain but may also improve the quality of connective tissue, cartilage, bones, and hooves.Ingredients: MSM, White Willow, Rosehip granules, Turmeric & Linseed Meal – all human grade.
Not for pregnant mares.
Comfrey has many useful qualities. It encourages cell growth after an injury, will help the body heal broken bones, hence the name “knit bone’. It also helps heal cartilage and connective tissue. Also useful in assisting soothing internal ulcers, horses suffering from respiratory congestion, and recovery from a bout of colic.