Red Raspberry Leaves

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  1. sarah13

    sarah13 Senior Member

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    I used to feed my mare magic and then I found out that you could just buy the bulk raspberry leaves and feed them. It's sooooo much cheaper it unbelievable. For one lb. of bulk raspberry leaves it is $6.80. For 32 ounces of Mare Magic it is 56 bucks! Yikes.

    This website also gives volume discounts.

    * 5 lbs. - 9 3/4 lbs. = 5% off
    * 10 lbs. - 24 3/4 lbs. = 10% off
    * 25 lbs. - 59 3/4 lbs. = 20% off
    * 60 lbs. - 99 3/4 lbs. = 30% off
    * 100 lbs. + = 40% off
    * Bulk Herbs may be mixed and matched

    Red Raspberry is high or very high on the following nutrients:
    Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin A and C. So it helps with digestion, and keeping the horses immune system strong as well as helps getting rid of free radicals. I have spent way to long researching this. LOL! On show days I add a handful of Bulk Chamomile flowers to take the extra edge off. It works so well. I can't give my mare those pastes as they always have the adverse effects on her.

    This has saved me tons of money. Hope it saves someone the money it did me! More money so I can keep "tack collecting." lol :D:eek2::no: Shhh! Dont tell the fiance' =)

    Here is their site:

    http://www.morethanalive.com/?a_aid=42ac9e84
     
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  2. Callie's Mom

    Callie's Mom Senior Member+

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    thanks for posting! I had a bag of mare magic that I bought a while back so I am trying it out with my mare... if it works well then I will be using your link :)
     
  3. sarah13

    sarah13 Senior Member

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    You're welcome. Glad I could save someone some money. =) Horse Products are so overpriced as is.
     
  4. xoxo26

    xoxo26 Full Member

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    How much of it do you feed? Does it cause them to be "dead headed" or just controls the hormones? Would it cause there to be a Ca:p imbalance?

    Thanks this is a great idea!
     
  5. Kamara

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    Heh I was just talking about this to hubby and wondering if there was someplace to just buy and mix this stuff myself LOL

    Thanks!

    Penelle
     
  6. Chester

    Chester Senior Member+

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    BEWARE. Raspberry leaf is used to soften the cervix. This could be a problem for any one wishing to breed.
     
  7. sarah13

    sarah13 Senior Member

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    You are not supposed to feed Red Raspberry leaves to Pregnant mares but it has been shown to help horses with that time of the month problems. It helps my mare and is much cheaper and more natural than regumate. I feed my mare 1/4 a cup or a small handful a day.
     
  8. Nickers2002

    Nickers2002 Senior Member

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    I had my gelding on Mare Magic before I became smart and bought the bulk leaves lol. He gets 1-2 oz. a day. He acts very studly sometimes (vet thinks he has a naturally high testosterone level) and the raspberry leaves has helped with his mounting (other geldings) and "showing off". I have yet to try it on my mare...although she is moody :rolleyes:

    Saranna
     
  9. pantha11

    pantha11 Senior Member+

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    If you are feeding your horse Chamomile just before a show please be aware, it can show up in a swab.
    Also please do not feed for more than 12 weeks at a full time....it can/is toxic to the liver.

    Sl you are correct about the Rasberry leaves however...it is a good herb to prepare your mare for breeding...it strengthen and tones the womb.
    So a handful every other day is what was recommended.
    Then ease off after the mare is 3 months pregnant.....then start back at about 8
    months.

    It assists in contractions and checks any haemorrhage during labor. ..(bleeding)
    Also good for lactating mares…It aids in the production of milk.


    Now also Rasberry leaves have ellagic acid, this is a preventative of cancer and may even stop and distroy the cells of cancer...but this is in early studies...info at the Hollings Cancer Institute at the University of South Carolina.
     
  10. mftx4

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    Isn't amazing how it's taken us nearly 80 to 100 years to figure out that Grandma's homemade meds and 'fix ya right up's' really work!
     






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