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 contains echinacoside, a natural antibiotic that works the same as penicillin; so it can kill a broad range of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. This makes it a really valuable herb to have around.

Echinacea also contains echinacein, which protects against germy attacks by neutralizing the tissue-dissolving enzyme hyaluronidase, which germs produce.

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 cases 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

Pure cut and sifted Echinacea is now available at Prime Hemp.  
Give your horse a “BOOST” this winter with a daily supplement of Echinacea to help build his immunity.

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