by Andrea Baldwin 

"According to tradition, plants are rarely used singularly, however, I am often asked about one herb.  This would be analogous to eating one type of food, thinking this will sustain life. All plants have an array of nutritional value and when combined can create a synergistic effect. So while I have written on singular herbs, remember they work better with other herbs."

- Andrea

Most of you are familiar with olive oil from using it in your cooking or adding it to your horse’s diet; but did you know that the leaf of an olive tree has a long history of use as a medicinal herb?

The Olive tree is an evergreen that prefers warm, semi-tropical climat...

July 18, 2016

This article was originally published in Chrome Magazine and written by Katie Navarra, who interviewed my friend and co-author Stacey Small. Katie did a great job weaving historical and present uses of herbs for the benefit of our equine friends. This article received...

If your horse is anemic you have options. Determining the cause of anemia is important to develop a protocol for bringing balance back to the horse. We will explore a few of our plant allies that are traditionally used to build blood. Herbs to consider for building blo...

May 10, 2016

 When your horse is coughing, focusing on the quality of the cough can help you determine the best way to bring balance.  Is it a wet cough with excessive mucous? Or is it dry with little to no mucous? Once you determine the type of cough, then you can choose herbs to...

May 4, 2016












Seasonal Allergy Herbs



Plant medicine can offer support for your horse during allergy season.  

Allergies are caused by the body’s immune system having a hypersensitive reaction to a substance that it normally would not have.  An allergen or substance can be...

January 1, 2016

Chlorella is a single-celled freshwater green micro-algae, containing abundant chlorophyll, as well as essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein and antioxidants.


Chlorella has a cooling energy with a salty mineral taste. This small plant can help imp...

October 1, 2015

Herb Blurb: A hard-working anti-inflammatory with a myriad of benefits.


Fenugreek, Trigonella foenum-graecum, is in the Fabiacea family, the same plant family

as alfalfa. With its dark green three-leaf clusters, Fenugreek somewhat resembles clover. The energy of Fenugre...

August 1, 2015

The root of Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) is called Huang Qi in China, which means “Yellow Leader.” Astragalus has this name because the best roots are yellow in color and it is a leader of tonic herbs. It has a sweet taste with a slightly warm and moist energy....

January 15, 2015

Small seed packed with big benefits.

Chia, a cheerful upright plant that can grow to a height of about 3 feet, has a square shaped stem and oblong pointed bright green leaves.

Chia ( Salvia Hispanica ), a member of the mint ( Lamiacea ) family, prefers well drained soil...

March 15, 2014

With the arrival of Spring, you are probably already thinking of how to make your horse more comfortable when the temperatures warm up further and the bug population increases. Besides ordering fly predators and hanging fly tape, are you wondering what other environmen...

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