Rosehip - Country Park Herbs
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Country Park Herbs Rosehip Granules - Herbs for Horses
The high Vitamin C levels in the herb Rosehips may assist in helping your horse or livestock fight off infection as well as encouraging strong and healthy horse hoof growth.
Rosehip Granules for horse by Country Park Herbs
Rosehips (Rosa canina) The hips (fruit) of the dog rose are a source of readily assimilated forms of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, including – vitamins C, A, B1, B2, B3 and K, bioflavonoids (including rutin), carotenoids, tannins, calcium, magnesium, silica, phosphorous and copper.
As well as being considered a herb dietary supplement, rosehips are often fed to horses recuperating from illness or injury as they help to restore the immune system and aid tissue repair. Feeding Rosehips as part of the daily diet is beneficial for preventing illness. The vitamin C in rosehips acts as a natural antihistamine, which can assist the allergy-prone horse. Bioflavonoids, as well as having potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, enhance vitamin C’s ability to strengthen blood vessel walls, and this effect contributes to rosehips’ reputation for encouraging healthy hoof growth. Rosehips can also help alleviate gastric inflammation and diarrhoea.
Rosehip Herbal dietary supplement for horses and livestock, astringent (having a contracting and toning effect on mucous membranes and tissues), aperient (mildly laxative – promoting natural bowel function), anti-diarrhoeal.
1-2 tablespoons of rosehip per day, depending on horse size and level of work. Large, hard working horses, and horses facing or recuperating from illness could require a higher dose of rosehip. A equine (horse) herbalist can be consulted to determine the appropriate dose in these cases.