A herbal infusion for your horse, hot or cold, is such a beneficial method to get those important phytonutrients into the feedbowl.
They're also more bioavailable as a tea as they don't employ the digestive function - instantly absorbable ready-made medicine.
I love to give my horses a warm herbal tea in their winter feeds - I use a tea as the soaking liquid, sloshing the lot into the feedbowl then stirring everything up.
My personal choice is Green Tea Sencha and Peppermint as the base, then sometimes a third depending on the day, i.e. Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Liquorice or Echinacea - for my connie, Murphy, he of the sensitive gut, if he's particulary gassy I give him a tea of Peppermint & Fennel - there are no two finer herbs on the planet for superior carminative effect!
For horses, slosh the whole lot into the feedbowl. For us, strain and serve. For extra flavour for us humans, add grated citrus rind, lemon, honey, ginger, whatever you like :o)
Always cover the mug/jug/bowl while infusing. The plant's natural volatile oils are where the magic is, but if you leave the infusion open to the elements, the oils will evaporate into the atmosphere.
As all our herbs are organic and human-grade, this means that not only can our horses have an infusion, but so can we! The herbs and spices listed below are the typical equine-appropriate ones, and cut to Tea-Bag size.
However, we have a huge range of organic herbs available as TBC, as well as familiar drinking teas such as Assam and Green, i.e. Cassia, Elder, Fennel, Galangal, Hibiscus, Honeybush, Lemon, Lemon Grass, Lemon Myrtle, Liquorice, Mate, Nutmeg, Oats (Avena Sativa), Orange, Rooibos, Spearmint & Vanilla, to name just a few.
If there's a herbal tea you'd like but it's not listed below, send me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll quote you right back.