ECHINACEA aids in fighting infections in horses
Keeping the equine immune system healthy to help the horse fight off infection and disease is one particular area where herbal remedies, such as the Echinacea flowers, leaf and root have generated a lot of interest and support.
The Echinacea plant has been used for centuries as a treatment for colds, flu, and general infections.
Echinacea has proven useful both in tissue regeneration and as an anti-inflammatory.
Echinacea increases the disease fighting capability of the body by raising the response that naturally occurs when the body fights off any kind of infection. It can be used as preventative medicine or as a treatment for diseases.
The Success of Echinacea in Horses:
The Equine Research Centre in Canada did extensive testing of Echinacea in horses.
One of its significant features is the enhanced stimulation of white blood cells into areas of infection and is a proven immune system stimulant, which means echinacea can be used as a preventative measure where infections are locally present.
Echinacea can also be used in case of:
• skin wounds and other infectious conditions
• where a cough or equine flu is present
• where the immune system has been depressed
• to help boost recovery after illness
Prime Hemp uses the herbal power of cut and sifted Echinacea in our Respiratory Blend aiding horses that have coughs, seasonal allergies and respiratory ailments.
Echinacea is also a main ingredient in our Prime Recovery Blend, designed for horses that suffer from aches, pains or inflammation due to injury, arthritis or rheumatism.
The perfect herbal top dressing.