Valerian Root may be used to calm all types of fractious, over anxious or nervous horses.
It has been widely used to settle horses in training. It is the classic calming herb and has been highly praised by healers for centuries.
Valerian Root may be particularly useful as an aid in the education of young horses. It may help to settle horses during their inevitable first exposure to transportation, shoeing, teeth or vet inspection.
Valerian does not impair the horse’s ability to learn or its judgement.
Valerian Root has a sharp, smelly odour and is often combined with other calming herbs, including passionflower, vervain and chamomile to make a calming tea and added to feeds. See our Nervous Neddies if you are interested in using a herbal blend.
Actions: Sedative, muscle relaxant, tranquilizing, carminative, laxative.
15g daily mixed into feed.
We recommend to consult your holistic veterinarian about the recommended dose for your horse. Over dosing may have a laxative effect.
NOTE: Use of Valerian Root is banned at most horse shows and horse racing events. Discontinue use 48 hours prior to an event.
May be of benefit for improving or promoting health or production or performance. Consult your vet before treating any illness.
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