The name fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) comes from the old French fenugrec, in turn from the Latin faenum Graecum, literally meaning "Greek hay". The seeds' valuable substances include mucilage which helps to reduce irritations to the stomach lining and alleviate stomach ailments.
As soon as the first green shoots appear in the fields, horses can't wait to get at them. Even with all that joy, however, we should not forget that spring turnout can also have its drawbacks: transitioning to pasture grass too quickly can bring the risk of diarrhoea, colic, or worst case, laminitis. Learn here why this transition should be carried out slowly and how you can start the grazing season right.
Equine Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM, EPSSM) is a progressive disease of the skeletal muscles with very painful symptoms in acute cases. There are differences between Type 1 PSSM and Type 2 PSSM.
Sage (Salvia officinalis) was viewed as a universal medicinal herb in earlier times. For horses, and dogs, the active ingredients of this native Mediterranean plant bring relief from ailments of the throat and pharynx.
Willow bark is one of the oldest medicines on earth. For horses, it is a natural alternative to painkillers and anti-rheumatic drugs. Horses tolerate willow bark quite well and it can be used to support the musculoskeletal system in horses with painful diseases.
In addition to giving a fine flavour to Christmas biscuits, aniseed is known to provide quick relief from digestive and respiratory ailments in horses and dogs. Aniseed's healing properties are mainly found in the seeds' essential oils.
Horseradish has a long history of use in veterinary medicine. The tangy horseradish root's benefits on equine well-being have experienced a revival in recent years.
"A drop of wormword", the saying goes, will turn anything bitter. But wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) has much more to offer than a bitter taste: this medicinal plant helps to relieve digestive ailments and boosts the immune system.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is a "general-purpose cleaner" for the organism: it boosts metabolism, aids digestion, promotes the production of urine and transports contaminants from the body.
A dreaded, irreversible and incurable disease: a diagnosis of osteoarthritis often signals the end of a sport or leisure horse's career. Are there ways to slow the progress of osteoarthritis? Read here how you can relieve your horse's pain and stiffness from chronic joint disease and help your horse to enjoy exercise again.
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is a commonly found plant that is generally viewed as a weed. However, in folk medicine it has long been an important medicinal plant. Yarrow's essential oils, bitter substances and tannins aid in treating digestive problems, stimulate the appetite, stabilise gut bacteria and have a positive effect on blood circulation.
Since pre-Columbian times, the damiana (Turnera diffusa) has been used in Mexico to make preparations for treating muscle and nerve weakness, exhaustion and dizziness. The Mayans used damiana extracts as mood enhancers, energy boosters, and aphrodisiacs.
Marsh mallow (Althea officinalis L.) - Proven relief for irritated mucous membranes in horses and dogs: marsh mallow and marsh mallow root promise fast relief from coughing and gastric mucosa irritations.
The fragrant thyme plant (Thymus vulgaris) has a long history as a healing herb for treating humans and animals and is still considered a valuable medicinal plant for respiratory complaints. Its beneficial effects also extend to aiding digestive ailments.
Persistent wet, muddy conditions in autumn will often have horse owners dealing with pastern dermatitis, aka mud fever, cracked heel or greasy heel. Read further to learn what factors play a role and what you can do to treat mud fever.
During the Middle Ages, this thorny shrub from the genus Rosaceae with its white blossoms was a symbol of hope. Many ailments were treated with extracts of the blossoms, leaves and fruits of the hawthorn plant. Today hawthorn is called "medicine for the heart" and is used as a medication for heart failure.
Echinacea plants are native to central regions of the USA and have long been used by native Americans to treat infections and sepsis. In western phytotherapy today, echinacea is considered an extremely valuable aid in boosting the immune system. Echinacea is also used to treat allergies.
These brown, gold or pale yellow seeds from the flax plant have a firm place in the equestrian diet. Read on to find out why linseed and the products made from it are so valuable for your four-legged best friend.
More and more dogs suffer from contact allergies and environmental allergies, often in the form of skin irritations. These are called canine atopy or allergic contact dermatitis. Learn more here about how to treat your dog's allergy.
Valeriaan is een van de eerste planten die aan het begin van de diergeneeskunde werd beschreven als een geneeskrachtige plant op zich en is nog steeds een beproefd huismiddel voor stress, prikkelbaarheid en angst bij mens en dier.
Hildegard van Bingen (een Duitse benedictijnse abdis uit de elfde eeuw) kende de werking van smeerwortel al. Botbreuken, wonden en zweren werden behandeld met omslagen met de wortels van smeerwortel.
Diarree is waarschijnlijk bij elke hondeneigenaar bekend. De meeste honden hebben meerdere malen in hun leven last van acute of chronische diarree, sommige zelfs permanent. Bij diarree kunnen kruiden snel en gericht verlichting brengen.
De kaardebol als "medicinale plant" is een integraal onderdeel van de traditionele kruidengeneeskunde. In de alternatieve geneeskunde wordt de kaardebol vooral gebruikt voor de ziekte van Lyme (Borreliose).
Stress en angst kunnen een sterke invloed hebben op het welzijn en de training van uw paard. Het goede nieuws is dat er natuurlijke hulp is tegen stress, spanning, nervositeit en angst. Met speciale kruiden kunt u uw paard optimaal ondersteunen.
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