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post #1 of 3 Old 05-21-2017, 04:10 AM Thread Starter
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Chamomile for long term ulcer prevention or aid?

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I grow herbs and make teas out of them for people but I was curious about herbs that might be able to be used on horses in a holistic manner as well.

I have a lot of chamomile so I started with that and came across some interesting articles about chamomile as a long term aid in preventing ulcers. Have any of you any experience with herbs & horses, particularly chamomile for ulcers.

My horse is older so if chamomile is a good preventive that would be amazing for me. Thanks everyone!
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No idea and unknown if it truly works.....
I also found a article {maybe the same one} about herbs used for treatment/prevention in horses.
The article I found gave amounts and how to make the comforting herbs into useful application for the horse.
https://www.mcdowellsherbal.com/trea...stomach-ulcers
I saw many "articles" and claims of this or that too...claims made.

I saw a lot of product needed for each mixture...
For you, who is a herb grower, that might not mean much but to the person needing to purchase...
Could be very costly?

The only thing I see though is no fact, no FDA or accredited association backing up claims made the herbs work...
That does mean a lot to me that it was investigated, trials done with results documented and published and any products are made consistently in a sanitary lab controlled atmosphere.
I do use some "grandmas recipe" things, but most of my care for gut issues is done via my vet with careful watching that healing works and is not detrimental to the horse long term.
For the most part that means not herbal to heal but prescription drug to heal and then consideration of "herbal" to keep that now healed, healed.
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I don't know if it would help heal the ulcers but it is a herb that's long been associated with calming so might help with ulcers that are caused by stress factors.
Aloe is better known for healing properties and it is in some of the supplements - U-Gard I think contains it. I get ulcers from pain meds (NSAID's) and have found that aloe is really effective as part of the general treatment - antacids and ranitidine or omeprazole

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