A common herb with a relaxing influence on nerves, digestion and skin
Chamomile is a well-known herb used by humans for aiding restful sleep. It has the same relaxing properties for a horse as it does a human, soothing both the nervous and digestive systems. This is particularly relevant for horses who are of an anxious nature and/or produce loose droppings.
Feeding chamomile to your horse has a number of benefits, which include:
- Safety and naturally calming an anxious or stressed horse by providing support to the nervous system
- Soothing and relaxing the stomach, ensuring that horses can effectively digest and absorb nutrients
- Benefiting muscle and bone support thanks to the levels of magnesium phosphate, calcium phosphate and potassium phosphate, which are naturally found in the herb
- Chamomile is generally fed as a dry food supplement. However, when added to warm water to create a tea, it can also be used to bathe skin. Flavonoids and essential oils in chamomile penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and efficiently soothe.