Medicinal herbs in horse riding

People have discovered and used medicinal herbs since ancient times and have found out that besides the beneficial effects they have on the human body, they can also be used successfully in animals. Thus, in the case of horses, the following herbs may be used:

  1. Horseradish

Horseradish is a resistant plant that very well tolerates the cold and can be planted even in shady places. The recommended planting period is early spring or late autumn and it is also very important that it be periodically cleaned by weeds and regularly watered. Despite the fact that it does not require much attention, it is the best natural antibiotic we know and has a high content of calcium, sodium, magnesium and vitamin C. Horseradish helps to overcome viruses, bacteria and cleanses the airways.

In the case of horses it can be used daily, having a direct effect on the appetite and the healthy functioning of the digestive system. Horseradish is the perfect choice if your horse suffers from coughing or allergy. Before consumption, scraping is recommended to reduce the intense taste and then it can be mixed into feed or with fruit and vegetables.

2. Lemon balm

Lemon balm is a plant that tolerates drought, requires a lot of light and can be used both as an ornamental plant and as a medicinal herb. The leaves of the plant, dried after harvesting, are used for consumption. Lemon balm improves appetite and digestion and can also be used as a calming agent for stomach and nerves.

3. Thyme

Thyme, like the lemon balm, tolerates drought, requires light and can be used as a decoration element in the garden. Leaf collection must be done during flowering. Thyme can be used for horses for allergy, cold or other respiratory problems because it has expectorant characteristics.

4. Camomile

Camomile lives everywhere, tolerates drought and requires light.

Due to the fact that it can be used for both internal and external use, camomile is found almost everywhere. Camomile is recommended for the digestive system, having a calming and powerful anti-inflammatory effect.

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