Slippery Elm Bark
This will act as an internal poultice. It reduces over-acid secretions, and soothing inflammation for normal, healthy recovery of the damaged lining. Will also assist in relaxing the stomach, and improving the normal rhythmic action necessary for digestion and fluid secretion.
Salicylic acid from Meadowsweet and Willow is the original herbal aspirin. It is particularly effective when used for ulcers resulting from drug use or poisoning. One of the best all-around herbs for the digestive system. Will soothe mucous membranes in the digestive tract, reducing excess acidity and associated pain. This useful herb is a valuable anti-inflammatory and astringent one.
Used for over 3000 years as a digestive and respiratory aid, this herb has the ability to harmonize with many other herbs. And, it tastes pleasant for horses. The active ingredient in Licorice is Glycyrrhizin. Producing a thick sticky mucous when ingested, it will reduce gastric acid secretion, and encourage healing. Particularly, for those horses that have completed a treatment with steroids or phenylbutazone, or have gastric ulcers.
Mixed Bioflavonoids, Milk Thistle & Bearberry
Milk thistle is beneficial for the liver. It detoxifies poisons that enter the blood stream. Bioflavonoids are a diverse class of botanical compounds that function within plants as antioxidants, enzyme inhibitors, pigments and light screens. They also are involved with photosensitization, photosynthesis and defense against infection. A growing body of evidence points to a possible connection between plant Bioflavonoids and prevention/treatment of gastric ulceration in mammals. Some Bioflavonoids have been reported to be as effective as cimetidine in reducing total gastric secretion, reducing the free and total acids in the gastric secretions, and reducing gastric mucosal histamine. Research has shown that combinations of flavonoids are able to reduce ulceration in rats by up to 99%. In addition, the flavonic fraction of Milk Thistle and Bearberry prevented the development of, and/or improved, the healing of rat ulcers.
It’s mucilaginous qualities make it ideal for the treatment of inflammation and ulceration of the digestive system, as well as stomach and intestinal disorders. Specific for any condition of the digestive system, such as gastric ulceration, soothes the gut.
Chamomile Flowers (German Chamomile)
Stabling conditions, diet, training and competition can create stress and agitation, and contribute to the possibility of ulcers. Chamomile is widely used for its calming and relaxing properties, and as a remedy for digestive disorders. It gives the horse’s body the opportunity to heal itself.
Directions for use: 2 scoops (65 g) once or twice daily
Active Ingredients: A proprietary blend of Slippery Elm Bark, Meadowsweet Herb, Licorice Root, Milk Thistle, Bearberry, Marshmallow Root and Chamomile Flowers, Bioflavonoids (Rutin, Hesperidin, Catechins, Quercetin)
Gastro Max – 1 kg – 80340
Gastro Max – 4 kg – 80341