Here at Core Wellness, we strive in helping you customize your horse’s care plan to their unique needs and preferences. We do that by gathering an extensive history of your observations of your horse’s health. Based on the history that you provide and the current expressions of imbalance that your horse might have now, our Wellness Coaches will use food energies to cater supplements and remedies to maximize the results your horse experiences.
One herbal blend that our Wellness Coaches might recommend for you to explore is Wild Fed Horse Breathe Freely blend. Let’s take a moment to explore how this power-packed herbal blend might serve your horse’s respiratory health.
Overall the herbal ingredients of this blend land this supplement as a well-balanced neutral blend. Its combination of warm/hot, cool/cold, and neutral herbs create a synergized and harmonizing blend of herbs to promote the health, flow, and vitality of your horse’s respiratory system.
Whether your horse is currently experiencing respiratory concerns that you’re looking to overcome or the air that your horse is exposed to is polluted, smoke-filled, or musky and of concern. This remedy is a great addition to your horse’s care routine.
Let’s dive into how each ingredient serves to promote your horse’s respiratory health.
Black Cumin Seed- Published medical research reveals there are many benefits to using black cumin seed.
The medicinal use of black cumin seeds in various traditional herbal systems is known for a wide range of ailments which include different airway disorders, for pain such as chronic headache and back pain, diabetes, paralysis, infection, inflammation, hypertension, and digestive tract related problems administered in different kind of preparations. PMID: 31214267; PMCID: PMC6535880.
Black Cumin is warming and stimulates Spleen and Liver Meridians within the horse’s body.
Licorice root - is historically known for its anti-inflammatory, expectorant, antiviral, and antimicrobial properties.
It’s a powerful option to serve as a stimulant for the immune system. While also benefiting the respiratory system as it soothes, lubricates, and protects the mucous membranes.
This remedy has a neutral energy and is recognized in Traditional Chinese Medicine for its ability to regulate qi circulation, clear heat, eliminate toxins, and resolve phlegm. It stimulates and supports all Meridian systems and is a health-boosting herbal support for general wellness.
As with most good things... Licorice root should be used in moderation, typically not beyond 2 to 3 weeks.
Contraindications include horses with metabolic conditions and pregnant or lactating mares.
Organic Holy Basil/ Tulsi - Respiratory concerns can be a result of stress and also lead to increased stress on the body. In studies conducted with people, Holy Basil can have similar effects as anti-depressants. Helping people to feel calmer and less stressed. It’s possible it has the same effect on horses as well.
Combine that with its properties to reduce inflammatory responses and histamine reactions, and you have an herbal ingredient ready to serve a horse experiencing indications of respiratory imbalance.
Peer-reviewed and published research unpack an extensive list of health benefits that this warming remedy has to offer.
In addition to these health-promoting properties, tulsi is recommended as a treatment for a range of conditions including anxiety, cough, asthma, diarrhea, fever, dysentery, arthritis, eye diseases, otalgia, indigestion, hiccups, vomiting, gastric, cardiac and genitourinary disorders, back pain, skin diseases, ringworm, insect, snake and scorpion bites and malaria. PMID: 25624701; PMCID: PMC4296439
Mullein Leaf - This cooling herb works as an expectorant, antiviral, and antimicrobial. It soothes and protects the mucous membranes. Holy Basil is known in Traditional Chinese Medicine to strengthen and tonify yin while aiding the expelling of mucus and resolving phlegm. Mullein is recognized for stimulating the health and flow of the Lung, Stomach, Large Intestine, and Bladder Meridians and organ systems.
Lungwort - This cooling remedy serves to clear Heat, nourish yin, and reduce cough. Lungwort serves as a great natural support to dry coughs, bronchitis. shortness of breath, or wheezing expressions with horses.
Plantain - Although often considered a weed, this cooling herbal remedy has a wide range of health benefits. It serves to clear heat, clear dampness, and resolve phlegm. It stimulates the health and flow of the Lung, Bladder, Kidney, and Liver Meridians and organ systems.
Fenugreek - This warming herb serves your horse’s body in strengthening yang, promoting qi circulation, clearing cold, and resolving dampness. Fenugreek stimulates the health and flow of the Lung, Spleen, Kidney, and Liver Meridians and organ systems.
This herb is historically known for its properties as an expectorant, antiseptic, reduces fevers, and is a tonic. It protects, lubricates, and soothes the mucus membranes and lungs with its high mucilage content.
Along with the benefits listed above, Fenugreek can also promote the health of the lymphatic system.
Contraindications can include pregnant mares or horses with blood sugar imbalances.
Ginger - This warming herb serves to strengthen your horse’s yang energy, promote qi and blood circulation, resolve phlegm, and clear cold. Ginger is recognized for promoting the health of the Lung, Stomach, Spleen, Small Intestine, Heart, Large Intestine, and Bladder Meridians and organ systems.