Many horse owners like turning to natural remedies. Essential oils, herbs, and alternative therapies like massage, acupuncture, and chiropractic treatment can be helpful in alleviating painful horse conditions. While conventional medicine is undoubtedly helpful, it can also be hard on your horse’s body.
Remedies for Horse Conditions
- Peppermint- Gastric ulcers
- Turmeric- Arthritis
- Dandelion- Colic
- Cinnamon- Laminitis
- Lavender– Stress & anxiety
- Garlic- High blood pressure
- Stinging Nettle- Sweet itch
- Aloe Vera- Swellings and insect bites
- Tea Tree- Strained and bruised muscles
- Arnica- Wounds
Some of these plants will be applied directly to the area, while others consumed orally. The dosage will also vary! It’s best to speak with an expert in natural medicines. You can also find supplements like Turmericle® Powder that contain the herb or a combination. They will have dosage directions.
If you can boost your horse’s health with a natural herb, then why not try it! Many horse owners like to use natural and conventional medicines alongside each other. Do what works best for you and your horse!