G PER DAY
SCOOPS PER DAY
Horses and ponies
15 - 30
1 - 2
A 2kg tub fed at 30g per day will last 66 days
1 x level 25ml scoop (enclosed) = 15g
Burdock root (Arctium lappa)
Crude ash 4.7%
Crude oils and fats 0.9%
Crude fibre 6.7%
Crude protein 10.9%
A feed material for horses. Store in a cool, dry place. Replace lid securely to avoid deterioration of contents. Keep out of reach of children
Burdock supplement for horses supports the body tissues that are involved in absorbing the nutrients from a horse’s feed, while at the same time eliminating waste products efficiently. This makes burdock an efficient, natural detoxing supplement.
Pegasus Health recommends that burdock root powder for horses (or chopped root) should be used alongside herbs that help with the removal of these toxins from the system. Herbs such as nettle or cleavers are ideal for this purpose. You can also use burdock root to make a poultice to support fast natural wound healing and for other skin challenges.
An infusion made from burdock root for horses and boiling water can help itchy skin - some owners believe this is a useful alternative to adding the dried herb to the horse’s feed. When completely cooled, use the infusion to moisten the horse's feed. You can also soak the burdock root overnight in cold water to release its active properties.
Burdock root contains copper - which is important because it activates the important mineral zinc within the body. Zinc is needed for wound healing, fertility and white blood cell production. Burdock also contains potassium, amino acids and calcium.
Burdock is a biennial plant found growing wild across Europe and North America where it does well in limey soil.
It is recognised by its spiky purple flowers which appear from its second growing year onwards. These flowers produce burrs on long stalks which often cling to passing animals or people.
The root of the burdock is long, fleshy, greyish-brown on the outside and white on the inside.
Burdock’s botanical name, Arctium lappa, comes from the words ‘arktos’ meaning ‘bear’ - believed to refer to the roughness of the burrs - and ‘Lappa’ which comes from a word meaning ‘to seize’. It is said that the invention of Velcro, by Swiss engineer George de Mestral, was inspired when he saw how the burrs of the burdock plant stuck to his socks as he walked his dog.
Many people will also recognise the name of this plant from the popular soft drink dandelion and burdock. Traditionally, this drink was made from fermented dandelion and burdock root - although the modern manufactured versions sold in shops today rarely contain either of these ingredients.