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Horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) is also known as simply horse chestnut, and as Buckeye and Spanish chestnut. Almost all of the part of the horse chestnut plant is used for medicine such as its chestnut seeds, bark, leaves and flowers, however it is its extract that has been proven to contain the most potent herbal remedy to treat diseases of the cardiovascular system. The horse chestnut extract is known to contain 16 to 20% aescin or…

…Alfalfa came from the Latin word that meant “best horse fodder” or best horse food. The ancient use of the Alfalfa Leaf was for food during the time of the Ancient Greeks in 490 B.C. when they first cultivated the plant for its nutritional value. During the time of the Medians, it was found that the Alfalfa Leaf was a good horse food, and that it helped to provide both power and stamina to horses that were important during times of war and other…

…of a hollow stem and lacks any flowers. Leafs of the horsetail plant are small and needle like, resembling the spikes of evergreens. They are very rigid and easily broken in half. The stem itself looks very similar to a horse’s tail; hence it was given the common name horsetail. It may be also known as Dutch Rush, Peterwort, Bottle-brush and Shave-grass. The benefits of horsetail have been known for thousands of years and were used in earlier…

…These seeds were made into a tea and sweetened with natural honey. This concoction was then drunk to relieve chronic coughs. Powdered fennel seed was also used to effectively drive away ticks and fleas from dog kennels and horse stables. It was also considered to be one of the best spices for fish dishes. Several liquors were also flavored with the help of fennel seeds. Fennel seed helps to solve the problem of water retention by acting as a…

…when it was used to manufacture oat bread during the 1800s. But still during these times, the plant was primarily used as a feed for horses and cattle and less for the medicinal uses that avena sativa is now used for. Farmers in the past were believed to have used oat seed extract to condition their horses and cattle for mating. Many people also believe that the substance can be an effective aphrodisiac for humans. Avena sativa is an annual…

…is credited to have sown 580 acres of oats! In the 1860's, the Mississippi valley planted acreage in oats and this area remains the prime production spot in the United States. Historically, domesticated animals such as horses and cattle have eaten healthy oat bran. Scotland touts a dish called "sowans". It is made by soaking oat husks about a week and then straining the floury sediment and adding to soups. Who hasn't heard about rolled oat…

…antiseptic properties for different kinds of wounds and injuries. Its treatments also include various kinds of sores. It is also a popular veterinary ingredient as it helps to speed up the healing process in dogs, cats and horses. Its antiseptic properties also help to treat gingivitis, tooth problems and bad breath. It is also a very good herb to reduce cholesterol levels, fight off intestinal problems and treat colitis. Another important use of…

…and fitness enthusiasts, for those on a diet and also to promote health and development in children. Organic Spirulina preparations are available in tablet form, powdered form and also as a supplement for cats, dogs and horses, as well as other types of animals and pets. There are no notable side effects of Organic Spirulina and many who have used this dietary supplement for boosting their immune system health have had great results. Eating…

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