Complementary Therapies

Geranium Essential Oil Biological Name: Pelagonium graveolens Parts Used: Leaves and flowers Essential Oil Method of Extraction: Steam distillation. Essential Oil Scent: Floral, fresh, strong and sweet with a fruity note. Constituents: beta-caryophyllene, citronellol, citronellyl acetate, geraniol, geranyl acetate, isomenthone, menthone, linalyl acetate, linalool, phellandrene and sabinene. Reported Actions: adrenalRead More →

Name: Skullcap Biological Name: Scutellaria laterifolia Parts Used: Aerial parts (leaves and stem). Contains: Aglycone, baicalein, baicalin, bioflavonoids, bitter iridoids, calcium, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, flavonoid glycosides, glycosides, iridiods, iron, magnesium, melatonin, phosphorus, polysaccharides, potassium, protein, resin, scutellarin, scutellarein, sodium, tannins, vitamin C, volatile oil, wogonin and zinc. Reported Actions: Antiallergenic,Read More →

Kisisng Spines in a Horse

Adams’ ‘Lameness in Horses’ (1987)1 describes kissing spines as a condition of the vertebral column in horses caused by overlapping and/or impingement of the dorsal spinous processes (DSP) in the thoracic and/or lumbar vertebrae.  Kissing spines lead to pain in the back with the associated avoidance behaviour, such as reluctanceRead More →

Garlic Biological Name: Allium sativum Parts used: Bulb and the top when fresh Contains: ajoene, allicin, alliin, alliinase, allylpropyl disulphide, biotin, calcium, carbohydrates, citral, cobalt, copper, diallyldisulphide, diallyl trisulphide, enzymes, essential oil, fats, fibre, flavonoids, geraniol, germanium, glucokinins, iodine, linalool, magnesium, phellandrene, phosphorus, potassium, protein, scordinins, selenium (except in deficientRead More →