Herbs for Horses A-Z

This section is dedicated to providing information on a variety of herbs for horses. It is not exhaustive, but rather gives some general information. Remember that herbs should not be used to replace veterinary advice.

Aloe Vera.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Barbadensis and Aloe Vera Linne. There are up to 500 different species of Aloe. Whilst all of the family have some medicinal value, the



Pimpinella anisum Aniseed (also known as Anise) , one of the oldest known spices, is a member of the parsley family. The name Aniseed is often



Arnica Montana Arnica, also known as Leopard’s Bane, European Arnica, Mountain Daisy, Mountain Tobacco and Fall Dandelion, has been used as a first aid remedy



Ocimum basilicum This great culinary herb (also known as Saint Joseph’s Wort) is a relative of peppermint. It also has many medicinal uses. It contains


Beta vulgaris The many varieties of beetroot vary in colour from a deep purple red to an orange colour. They are known as a blood


Bilberry is a relative of the blueberry, cranberry and bearberry. The bilberry fruit can be eaten fresh and is sometimes added to salads, but it


Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset is a member of the sunflower family. There are at least 30 species of Boneset. Sometimes people confuse it with comfrey, which



Calendula officinalis Calendula, also known as Pot Marigold, is traditionally used externally for skin problems such as; inflammation, bleeding, wounds, bruising, burns, fungal problems, muscle


Carrots originated in Asia and were purple in colour, but over the years, they were modified until they became the carrot we recognise today. Carrots



Chamomile was originally called ‘Ground Apple’ by the ancient Greeks because it smells quite similar to apples. There are many different varieties of chamomile. The