Yeah, the rasberry leaves and the WIld Yam are not calming agents. They actually help with the cramping that mares get. It makes them be more tolerable with their human counterparts. Just using one or the other doesn't seem to help. (Mare Magic is strictly Rasberry leaves) You have to use both though to see a difference. If your mare has no "Marish" tendencies, then no need to use it...
As far as the processing the Wild Yam...don't know! I buy it already ground up! Wouldn't it be nice to just plant them, dig them up, and grind them! I think my neighbors would officially think I've lost it!
The website you noted is actually the website I use for the herbs. Michele is a wealth of information! Email her with any questions you have and she get back to you quickly! She's been doing this for many, many years! She's actually the one I got the Valerian root idea from. Just wanted a second, third, and fourth opinion about it!
I am owned by:
Reign- 6 yo Rocky Mountain gelding and Turista- 6 yo Paso Fino gelding...the loves of my life!