Calming & Relaxing

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Celery Seeds

To help horses that are prone to tying-up, joint stiffness and arthritic problems.

Also a mild diuretic and urinary antiseptic with carminative (warming) effects. Good for horses that feel the cold and have had previous kidney chills.

For mares Celery seeds can help stimulate milk flow when lactating (but do not give while she is in foal).

Celery seeds are high in Sodium as well as Chlorine and Silica.

NOTE: One caution to observe is Celery seed's diuretic action - do not give to pregnant mares or a horse suffering a serious kidney disorder.

Chamomile

Chamomile is helpful for soothing, calming and relaxing nervous horses. Anti-inflammatory, analgesic actions, anti-allergy and anti spasmodic herb.

It can relax and tone the nervous system, relaxing the muscles, and ease digestive complaints that accompany anxiety and stress.

High in Magnesium Phosphate, Calcium Phosphate and Potassium Phosphates.

Chaste Tree Berries

Chaste Tree has been traditionally used for moodiness in mares, and for mares that have problems with their breeding cycles. It can help to regulate hormones. Particularly useful in stallions that are dangerous and excitable, it is also helpful for geldings that are still behaving like stallions, as it inhibits male sex drive.

Ginger

Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) is helpful for horses that are prone to or recovering from colic, One of gingers most valuable effects is its ability to reduce inflammation by neutralizing free radicals which contribute to inflammation. Its antiseptic properties also make it beneficial for gastrointestinal infections. For the older, arthritic horse ginger has a warming effect and is a useful maintenance herb. It stimulates, circulates and helps blood flow to the surface Garlic is rich in sulphur which is essential for healthy skin and hair. A helpful preventative if a horse is prone to skin problems, respiratory disorders, allergies, arthritis and can minimise intestinal worms. Because Garlic is rich in sulphur, this excreted through the porse and can help to deter biting flies.

Gingko

Ginkgo helps regulate the tone and elasticity of blood vessels, making them stronger and less susceptible to degenerative disease. Excellent cerebrovascular tonic for older animals. Helps increase blood flow in capillary-rich tissues of the brain which means that the brain is better fed and oxygenated. Gingko may even be beneficial in treating degenerative age-related, chronic depression or abnormal behavior. If the brain is not getting the blood it needs, mood and behaviour can be affected.

Ginkgo also has following actions - antioxidant, anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-asthmatic, anti-coagulant, dilates blood vessels, circulatory stimulant and tonic.

An excellent herb for older horses or horses that are returning to training after a spell.

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola has been referred to as 'food for the brain'.

This oriental herb has demonstrated mild tranquilizing, anti-anxiety and anti- stress effects, as well as improving mental functions such as concentration and memory. It has a calming effect and is used to support the central nervous system.

Gotu Kolas have been found to have results in the healing of skin, other connective tissues , lymph tissue, blood vessels, mucous membranes and the stimulation of hair and hoof growth.

Can help healing with muscular strains and tears.

Passionflower

Passion Flower is known for its sedative and tranquilizing properties. Helpful for anxiety, irritability, muscle tension and nervousness. Has a calming effect and also analgesic and anti-spasmodic properties.

Actions: Sedative, pain reliever, antispasmodic, mild hypnotic.

Siberian Ginseng

Siberian ginseng is a distinct plant with different active chemical components. Prized for its ability to restore vigor, increase longevity, enhance overall health, and stimulate both a healthy appetite and a good memory, excellent for balancing the immune system.

Siberian ginseng may help your horse deal with physically and mentally stressful exposures, such as heat, cold, physical exhaustion, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, extreme training conditions, noise, and pollution. Also helpful to support and strengthen the immune system, which may also help prevent illness.

Animal studies suggest that Siberian ginseng may be helpful in increasing reproductive capacity.

Valerian

As a sedative, valerian works safely and gently to help calm nerves and promote physical relaxation without the presence of an altered state like you would expect from a prescription sedative.

Helpful for reliving nervousness and restlessness, stress, anxiety, nervous exhaustion, bronchial spasms, stomach cramps, colic, flatulence, constipation.

In the digestive tract Valerian is helpful as a antispasmodic for situations where nervousness is compounded by a spastic colon or an upset stomach. Can also help lower blood pressure.

NB: Valerian is a banned substance under most equestrian associations.

Vervain

Vervain has the ability to calm horses. Vervain may help to re-balance the nervous system of horses that are tense, nervous, over-excited and horses that are sensitive to touch by helping them to slow down and concentrate.

Will also help with liver complaints, by improving liver and digestive function. Also helpful in managing fevers.

Vervain can stimulate uterine contractions therefore do not administer to pregnant mares.