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Herbs A-Z

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Bearberry Leaves  [UVA URSI ] 

Is a urinary antiseptic that relieves inflammation and infection of the bladder and urinary tract.

Don’t use long term if the horse has repeated urinary tract infections.

Beetroot Powder

Beetroot contains folate, potassium and manganese. It is believed the red pigmentation contains certain anti-cancer agents and beetroot has been used in the treatment of cancer for some years. Beetroot is also hepatoprotective.

In animal tests, it has been used effectively to keep fat from depositing in the liver, due probably to the herb’s concentration of betaine. Indian medicine has long used it as a treatment for coughs and infections.

The root contains about a tenth portion of pure sugar, which is one of the glucoses or fruit sugars, which is very wholesome. Softer than cane sugar, it does not crystallize as well as the latter, and unlike cane sugar, the sugar present in beetroot is already in a more easily assimilated form, thus making the beet a valuable food.

Black Sunflower Seeds

High in vitamin E. Activates immune cells and inhibits inflammation.

Usually provides enough oil and protein for most horses when fed in moderate amounts.

When fed in smaller amounts, they will give your horse a nice shiny coat without the weight gain.

They can also be fed at higher levels to add some calories to your horse\’s diet and assist with weight gain. They are preferred by many owners over oil due to the fact that they provide fat along with other nutrients.

Brewers Yeast

Is very high in B vitamins. The B vitamins in brewer’s yeast are B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid) and H (biotin). These vitamins help break down carbohydrates, fats and proteins, which help the body with energy.

They also support the nervous system, help to maintain the muscles used for digestion and promote the health of skin, hair, eyes, mouth and liver.

Assists with digestive imbalance and may assist with relieving gastric ulcers.  For  horses deficient in Vit B1 [stress and nervous behavior].