Are Herbs Safe for Horses?
Herbs have been used by man in caring for himself and his animals, as food and medicine for centuries. Herbs work with the body, not against it, to strengthen and build the body gradually so the body itself becomes stronger. Herbs can be easily compared with food; simply put, they feed the body. Just as with food, herbs need to be used with wisdom and knowledge and not indiscriminately. There are herbs that are infection fighters, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, hormonal, diuretic, antihistamine, laxative, antispasmodic, cardiac, digestive, nervine, relaxant, etc. Herbs perform certain functions in the body, just as certain foods contain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help certain areas of the body. Herbs store indefinitely. They lose approximately 30% of their potency in the first 24 to 36 hours after picking, but are stable after that if kept in a cool, dry place. How herbs taste generally indicates how to use them. The mild, pleasant tasting herbs can be used freely. These ar
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