Aloe vera has been used for many people around the world to treat minor conditions like sunburn, rashes and slight cuts. However, Aloe vera brings many benefits to horses. Historically, Aloe vera is also known for its antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and cell protective properties.
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves digestion
- Boost immune system
- Help treat ulcers
- Great antioxidant
Aloe vera is a great natural alternative to chemical-laden products that promotes skin and stomach health in horses. According to University of California at Berkeley, research shows that components of aloe can reduce inflammation and have antibacterial properties, making aloe vera a suitable treatment for minor skin conditions.
Aloe vera also play an important role in treating horse ulcers since it soothes and protect the digestive tract while regulating bacteria, giving your horse relief from ulcers. The fiber also absorbs toxins in the horse’s bowels and reduces bowel transit time. Aloe vera also contains mucopolysaccharides, which help heal ulcers by supporting cell replication.
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