Chamomile for horses is a popular, powerful but natural herb which supports your horse’s nervous system while simultaneously maintaining good digestive health.
Many horses process anxiety through their sensitive digestive systems and as a result can have loose droppings when they are upset by changes in routine, travelling or other aspects of life and work.
The active constituents within chamomile have soothing properties – to help support a healthy digestive tract, especially in anxious horses and ponies.
Chamomile flowers for horses has a relaxing effect. Many owners love it because it is such a natural way of supporting the nervous system and promoting calmness.
Chamomile flower contains:
- Antioxidant flavonoids
Benefits of chamomile for horses:
- Support a balanced nervous system, especially for anxious horses and ponies
- Support digestive tract health when under stress
- Help maintain weight and coat condition when under stress
- Support natural skin health – when made into a tea and applied externally
- Horses and ponies embarking on new training regimes or different ways of working
||G PER DAY
||SCOOPS PER DAY
|Horses and ponies
||20 – 40
||2 – 4
A 1.5kg tub fed at 30g per day will last 50 days
1x level 100ml scoop (enclosed) = 10g
As an infusion for external use: place a handful of flowers in 1 litre of boiling water, stir well and allow to cool before application
|Chamomile flower (Matricaria recutita)
|Crude ash 7.7%
Crude oils and fats 4.8%
|Crude fibre 23.6%
Crude protein 11.9%
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
✓ Supports a balanced nervous system
✓ Aids anxious horses and ponies or those embarking on new training regimes
✓ Supports digestive tract health when under stress
✓ Helps maintain weight and coat condition when under stress
✓ Supports natural skin health (infusion applied externally)
Chamomile is the popular name for a group of daisy-like flowers which originated in Europe and Asia. They are most closely associated with being the key ingredient in a tea which is said to promote restful sleep and ease stress in people. Similarly, the flower can be made into a supplement which is said to have the ability to relax and calm horses under stress.
Chamomile is part of the Asteraceae plant family, which also includes the Chrysanthemum and ragweed. The name ‘chamomile’ originally comes from a Greek phrase which means ‘ground apple’. Chamomile does indeed have a taste and scent reminiscent of apples.
Chamomile horses is valued by many owners as a natural calmative.
Importantly, Chamomile flower for horses can also help support a nervous horse’s digestion. Worry and stress can affect gut function in many horses, leading to wetter and more frequent droppings. Chamomile has a calming soothing effect.
Chamomile tea has a long history of use in Europe for supporting digestion and was popular for this reason with both the Ancient Egyptians and the Romans. Chamomile flower is also a nutritionally-sound supplement, with high levels of calcium, magnesium – which is vital to muscle health – iron, potassium, zinc and manganese.
The calming properties of both magnesium and potassium are evidenced by the fact that they combine in another popular natural calming horse supplement, Equestrizone MagCalm.
Equestrizone Chamomile Flower is the Matricaria recutita variety with no other added ingredients or bulking agents. It is supplied as a dried supplement that can be added directly to the horse’s feed at times of stress or when routines, riding or training patterns are being changed or disturbed. You can also make it into a tea by adding hot water. This liquid can then be used to moisten the feed for horses who find that more palatable. This liquid also makes a soothing wash for wounds or skin conditions – especially ones that involve the skin being irritated and hot.