BioStar’s Tigger Montague gives a full rundown on the best stress herbs for horses…
Holy basil and ashwagandha are Ayurvedic herbs from India that have been used for 5000 years for stress relief, particularly cortisol reduction. Cortisol is a natural hormone released in response to stress, which normally settles back to base levels. The danger is when there is chronic, long term stress, which can cause ulcers, metabolic imbalances, and liver imbalances.
Individual horses manifest stress differently, some internalize their stress and some act out. Holy basil helps mainly with cortisol reduction. Ashwagandha helps with serotonin in the brain, to help promote overall well-being.
Listen to this Kim Baker Radio Show spotlight on Horses in The Morning, where our own Tigger Montague explains these stress herbs for horses, and stress in detail.
Hear Tigger’s expert advice starting at 00:36:42:
Also on the show: Celeste gets a reading for her horse Reily, and Connie Thompson talks about helping your relationship with her Horse Apple theories.
Kim Baker has decided to simplify her life and lower her own stress levels, and this will be the last Kim Baker Radio Show. We wish her well! BioStar will be sponsoring a new show coming in the fall – stay tuned!
Equilibrium EQ™ provides an extract from the plant Ashwaganda, an adaptogen herb. Ashwaganda extract helps to balance stress levels and anxiety in horses by maintaining normal levels of cortisol. Cortisol reducing supplements can also support increased production of serotonin in the brain, helping to relax nervous and easily spooked horses and help increase mental focus. The supportive foods for stress relief in Equilibrium EQ™ provide added magnesium for muscle relaxation.