Raspberry Leaf CHOP ORGANIC
Raspberry Leaf Cut and Sifted (Rubus idaeus)
We are currently carrying ORGANIC raspberry leaf, as we were able to get a special offer on it and are passing the savings on to you! (while supplies last)
"Box" size has been changed to 4lb, due to "fluffiness" of currently batch of raspberry leaf for easier packaging.
Though raspberry leaf is regularly sold as an aid for hormonal mares (and human females) due to its high magnesium content, it can also be used as a calming additive to horse feeds or served as a hot or cold tea to their human counterparts.
Raspberry leaves are an excellent, bio-available source of magnesium as well as selenium, calcium, iron and more! It makes a wonderful addition to any equine diet!
Average serving size is ½ cup a day though some horses may need as little as 2 tbs a day. Dosage is based on overall diet and energy levels of horse.
A small percentage of horses may see increases in energy levels on raspberry leaves. If energy levels are too high, decrease dosage or discontinue use for those who are sensitive to magnesium.
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…
900-1400lb horse 1-2 tablespoons mixed POWDERED herbs AND/OR ¼ cup mixed chopped herbs
Over 1400lbs 2-3 tablespoons mixed powdered herbs AND/OR 1/3 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.