Chamomile is noted for its calming & relaxing effects on both the digestion and the nerves.
Chamomile flowers also have anti-inflammatory activity and may be beneficial in reducing ellergic responses as it contains a number of antihistamine chemicals.
In addition, chamomile is recognised as being ulcer-protective through its healing effect on the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract.
Chamomile can be especially helpful for the tense, restless horse prone to nervous colic and scouring.
It supports the body’s skeletal structure through its calcium phosphate content, and in the case of skin allergies it can be applied externally (as a “tea” rinse) to help reduce itching and irritation.
Chamomile is also mildly antimicrobial, assisting the body to destroy or resist pathogenic microorganisms.