Healing Power of Calendula
We asked horse training expert Cheyanne West. More about Cheyanne
Cheyanne: I found your article about The Healing Power of Calendula very interesting. I have a nine-year-old Dutch warmblood with a skin problem that several Vets have never seen. I have tried all of the suggestions and have basically hit the wall. I am researching Homeopathic alternatives and would like your advice. The history of the case is on line with the Horseman’s Advisor at www.horseadvice.com/advisor/messages/
If you are interested you can read the entire history and biopsy report as well as progressive photos. The diagnosis that is most consistent is Linear Keratosis although this is a very rare case since it is in a Warmblood. I seem to have it contained but I am not seeing any improvement.
My question is do you think Calendula could help? If not, do you have any other suggestions?
I look forward to your reply,
Dear Adonna I read through the symptoms that you have expressed in your letter. It seems to me your horse could be simply treated with some Tea Tree Oil.
You can purchase this now at Walmart where they sell antiseptics. I suggest you scrub the area well and dab the affected areas with the tea tree oil 1-2 times per day, then dust the area with a little corn starch. The tea tree oil should heal the area and relieve the itching. I also suggest you wash your saddle pad in a non allergic soap and water and add a table spoon or so of the tea tree oil to your wash. Calendula may do well on its own but cannot be used in conjunction with tea tree oil. I suggest you try the tea tree oil first. I may take a week, but stick with it, I am certain it will clear up.
Cheyanne West C-Hom.