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Valerian Root Dosage

15 August 2011 No Comment

Valerian Root Dosage
We asked horse expert Patti Duffy-Salmon. More about Patti.


To the staff at Today’s Horse,
Thanks for all your good work you do on this web site. It is very informative. It has answered a lot of questions for me. Though I do now have a question I cannot find an answer. I read the article on the Valerian root and it seems to be what I’m looking for in calming a horse without sedating him. The article made no mention where you can find this herb. Do you get it at a health food store or from your vet or elsewhere? And how much do you give to your horse (I’m assuming the amount given will be based on the horse’s weight); certainly don’t want to overdose the horse.



Dear Terry,
Valerian root is very common but you do need to find it in the size you need to feed your horse. Buying it at the local health food might not do the trick here; they usually don’t carry large bags of bulk valerian powder. You can purchase the Valerian root from Meadowsweet Acre Herbs for Horses Inc. We carry 5-lb or 10-lb buckets. This is pure certified organic Valerian root powder. No additives or sugars or coloring or preservatives. You can visit us at http://www.meadowherbs.com/todayshorse.htm. You can either call us or print out the order form and mail it in to us. The dose depends on the weight of the horse and the feeding directions are on the labels.

Thank you for your interest
Patti Duffy-Salmon

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