Elderberry! A local hike yields some wonderful Elderberries. We are making syrup in anticipation of the fall cold and flu season. Elderberry has been widely studied for its powerful immune-boosting properties. The berries contain chemical compounds called Anthocyanins. Found in many purple foods, Anthocyanins are known to have immunostimulant effects. Research actually shows that elderberry syrups and tinctures are a safe and cost-effective treatment for cold and flu symptoms, also very easy to make at home!
Make your own ACV
Making a fantastic ACV is very simple to do.
Use 5 to 6 apples, washed and roughly chopped. These don’t need to be perfect and or fancy.
Place apples in a large gallon jar (I use a large deli pickle style jar). Add ¼ cup of sugar
Cover with spring or filtered water. Leave about 2 inches of head space.
Cover with a fabric cover and secure with a rubber band. This will allow fermentation and keep out bugs and impurities
Let sit in a quiet, dark corner for one month. There may be some opacity in the liquid or a jelly- like layer can form on the surface. This is the vinegar’s mother. It is natural and desirable.
Strain and discard the apples, bottle and seal. No need to refrigerate.
We put a little love into each of our formulas, especially for Mares!
Whole Horse Herbs understands that mares have hormonal challenges that require some support for them to remain in top condition. Some old ladies need help with mobility, digestion and seasonal temperature changes. Gloria Garland understands these needs and creates formulas ideally suited for our mares.
Chaste Berry or Vitex for mares
One of the most common causes for mares being moody is changes to their hormone balance. As with all animals including us, different stages of the breeding cycle will have an affect on hormone levels. In some cases where these levels can be out of balance to the point of quite dramatic mood swings.
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Gloria Garland, L.AcDipl. Ac. & CH has 30 years of expertise using herbs for horses and also her human patients. specializes in traditional herbal formulations with an eye toward contemporary horses and riders living a in a modern world. The modern herbalist working with traditional methods and formulas faces some serious challenges unimagined by the master herbalists of ancient times. Issues of ethical wild crafting, farming, sustainability, endangered species - both animals and plants, the use of fumigants, heavy metals and pesticides all effect the quality of herbs, herbal products and the overall health of the planet.
All Whole Horse Herb formulas are based in traditional methods, modern research, backed by solid herbal knowledge and ethically formulated for safety and effectiveness.
Whole Horse Herbs advocates using the right tool for the right job. Pharmaceuticals are effective tools in the case of colic, acute traumas, and life threatening situations. Herbs work well for chronic, stubborn or non-life threatening conditions.
Whole Horse's Herbal Pharmacy has the highest of standards. Each of your orders are processed one-by-one. All herbs are stored in sealed containers to prevent degradation from oxygen making sure that your herbal formula is fresh and potent to provide the best results for your horse. Gloria has visited her herbal sources in China and purchases directly from organic suppliers. She uses them herself and wants the best for her horses.
Sometimes girls need a little extra support! One of the most common causes for mares being moody is changes to their hormone balance. As with all animals including us, different stages of the breeding cycle will have an affect on hormone levels. In some cases where these levels can be out of balance to the point of quite dramatic mood swings.
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My young, rambunctious and very energetic German Shepherd struggled with focus and was often amped up on adrenalin making communication and training difficult. When he injured his leg, requiring rest, I was desperate to find a solution to help. Rest is not in this dog's vocabulary! The situation seemed impossible.
While speaking to Gloria regarding my horse, it occurred to me that perhaps she could help me with my shepherd. She prescribed Whole Horse Calm Shen for my dog. Hopeful, I mixed the herbs in with some peanut butter and followed Gloria's directions. After a couple of doses, he was able to focus and relax quietly. I have a different dog and I'm hopeful that his injury will now heal more quickly.
Is it possible that he could become a couch potato? HA! Improbable... but one can hope. Thank you, Gloria, for this great solution. Ruth F. Mariposa, CA
I had a friend who used to joke that her mare could get injured in a rubber room. Happily we have the excellent advise and support of Gloria Garland to help with injuries, sprains and ailments. Using an herbal approach can provide pain relief and healing support for our 4-footed friends. I use it on my dogs too.
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