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Which are the Best Herbs Part I
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Which are the Best Herbs Part I

What are some of the remedies that can be administered to horses? These, as you may remember from my previous posts, can also be administered to any other animal and humans, too. So, if you are out there looking for them, don’t be shy about buying even if it seems expensive. You’ll make good use out of it. Now, what are the most popular ones? This list is far from complete, and I may just make this into two posts.

Aloe Vera - Aloe Vera gel is excellent for cuts and burns. It is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. Put under your bandage if you use one, or directly on the wound.

Basil – This plant has antiseptic properties. You can make an infusion with a few leaves or eat as is.

Centaury – This is not to heal actual wounds but to give a mood boost. It gives people a form of ‘courage’ for living, fighting disease or even giving birth.

Cherry Plum – This is a natural calming remedy –a type of natural Ritalin. It is also good for slightly vicious animals.

Comfrey – This is great for breathing problems of all kinds. You can simply add fresh leaves to the animal’s food.

Crab Apple – This is a natural cleanser. It can also be given orally to give the body an extra boost.

Dandelion – This plant, especially the roots, is great for liver and kidney problems.

Echinacea Roots – This plant is a natural antibacterial and makes a great antibiotic. Good for sore throats, colds and flu. World’s best cold remedy, actually.

Fenugreek – Great for respiratory issues.

Garlic – Garlic has an all-around form of antiseptic, antibacterial and antibiotic job. You can put it in the feed directly or use the juice on the wound. Please not this is the world’s best cancer fighting medicine.

Kelp (Seaweed) – Because it is packed with nutrients, this makes a great antibiotic, system booster and antirheumatic medicine. Good for horses that don’t eat enough as well.

Peppermint – This makes a great remedy for breathing (cold, etc.) Put in the horse’s food, massage into the neck and coat, or just let your pet smell it.

Rose-Hip Tea – This is great for the kidneys.

Rosemary – It is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Put straight in the feed.

Sage – This helps to keep fever down. Put right in the food.


Part II coming soon!


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  1. Chestnut Mare
    Chestnut Mare
    Voted. Good article. I particularly like " centaury "- that sounds quite appropriate for horses!!! Thanks for voting on my Clydesdale blog. When you get a chance, would you mind also looking at my latest post on Breathing Happy, called Don't Let Smoking Stump You (It's a punning title, as you will see!!!) :-D
  2. HorseDiva
    Always root for herbal medicine. Voted!

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