Astragalus POWDER (Astragalus Membranaceus - source: China)
Astragalus has been used for:
- The common cold
- Upper respiratory infections
- To strengthen and regulate the immune system
- Kidney disease
- Insulin resistance
Astragalus contains antioxidants, compounds that protect the body from free radicals, which can damage the metabolism and has been shows to be useful in reducing some types of tumors. Also has anti-inflammatory properties and it is a natural antibiotic that destroys bacteria and viruses.
• Improve the functions of the lungs
• Help to treat ulcer symptoms
• Reduces fatigue
• Promotes wound healing
• Removes excess fluid from the body (diuretic)
• Aids in treating heart issues
• Promotes endocrine and liver function
DOSING SINGLE HERBS - the "Four Herb" rule:
We apologize for the inconvenience but we do not give dosages for using one herb alone. The reason behind this is it is far easier to overdose using a single herb, than a combination of herbs. We would need a complete health history, complete feed breakdown and even with all the information, it can still be a risk to suggest dosage on single herbs. Therefore, our solution is to recommend the dosage for a minimum "four herb" combination. As herbs work synergistically (supporting each other) it is best to use herbs in combination, rather than alone. If you are wanting to target an herb (say Milk Thistle for the liver) it is very easy to do a simple online search, like “herbs for liver” and come up with several suggestions…milk thistle, marshmallow, ginger, and burdock are a few that pop up that would combine well to enhance liver function. Once you combine these minimum four types of herbs, feed in the following manner…
Over 1400lbs: 2-3 tablespoons mixed powdered herbs AND/OR 1/3 cup mixed chopped herbs
900-1400lb horse: 1-2 tablespoons mixed POWDERED herbs AND/OR ¼ cup mixed chopped herbs
400-900lbs: ½ to 1 tablespoon mixed powdered herbs AND/OR ¼ cup mixed chopped herbs
Under 400lbs: 1-2 teaspoons mixed powdered herbs AND/OR 1 tablespoon mixed chopped herbs
Start with minimal dosage. If no changes seen within 2-4 weeks, increase by half dose.
We continuously update information on our herbs for relevant information but as information on herbs is rather endless, please conduct your own searches as new information is constantly being uploaded on the internet.
As with all herbs, please confirm if it is safe for pregnant or lactating mares before use.