Homeovet Passionflower ( Passiflora incarnata L ) herbs for horses good remedy for anxiety, tension and irritability
Passion flower is widely acknowledged as a good remedy for anxiety, tension and irritability, passionflower can be of benefit to horses who are generally nervous and apprehensive.
This herb derives its name from its beautiful white & pink/purple flowers which reminded Spanish explorers of The Passion of Christ.
Used in native North and Central American herbal traditions, passionflower has sedative and tranquilising properties and is best known for its value in bringing (non-addictive) relief to insomnia and disturbed sleep patterns.
Widely acknowledged as a good remedy for anxiety, tension and irritability, passionflower can be of benefit to horses who are generally nervous and apprehensive, it has a powerful synergistic action with the other calmers in order to allow the horse to relax, and remove the need for nervous reactions. This re-educates the nervous system as it settles into new habits, so that the horse no longer reacts in the old way.. Highly recommended to include in any calming blend.
In addition to its directly calming effects passionflower also has analgesic (pain-relieving) and anti-spasmodic properties and can be useful, often in conjunction with other herbs, for the moody mare and the horse who has tight, sore muscles due to habitual tension.
The fresh or dried whole plant as well as their preparations are accepted for medicinal use in Germany, France, and other European countries for the treatment of nervous anxiety.
Dose: 15-20g dried herb daily.
Caution: Avoid high doses during pregnancy.