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This humble herb is an excellent addition to a horse’s diet. Dandelion is an irresistible treat for horses high in vitamins A, B, C, and D, and rich in potassium, sodium, calcium and other minerals, dandelion for horses functions as tonic by stimulating liver function, bile production, and kidney function. Additionally, Dandelions are a powerful horse diuretic, detoxifier, and liver tonic.
It helps the horse clear itself of toxins and is believed to purify the horse blood. It’s a strong botanical ally when used in rehabilitation or conditioning mixes, especially for horses that undergo the stress of competition. When you see how much the horses will gravitate to the dandelion, it’s obvious that they both love, and need it’s gently balancing medicine. You can also add dried dandelion leaf to spring blends as you ramp up the horses’ training schedules for the competition season. You can add a cup of dried dandelion leaf to your horse’s ration.
The root is often fed dried and ground or as a tea and is most potent as liver and kidney tonic and a horse natural detoxifier. High in magnesium and potassium, the root is good to be fed to cleanse the horse’s system after use of pharmaceutical drugs, vaccination or illness. The roots are best harvested late fall through early spring, when the roots have stored up the maximum amount of nutrients.
The Dandelion flower is commonly used to make honey, tea, and wine. For horses, you can make a tea from the dandelion powder and pour over grain or forage pellets or feed them fresh.
Dandelion is used for horse loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain, muscle aches, eczema, and bruises. Dandelion is also used to increase urine production and as a laxative to increase bowel movements. It is also used as skin toner, blood tonic, and digestive tonic.
Some people use dandelion to treat infection, especially viral infections, and cancer.
In foods, dandelion is used as salad greens, and in soups, wine, and teas. The roasted root is used as a coffee substitute.
Dandelion contains chemicals that may increase urine production and decrease swelling (inflammation).
Content: 1lb of pure dandelion powder