Cushings Horse and Chaste Tree Berry
by Elizabeth, Shirley and Wendy
I ordered the Chaste berry powder for my mare with Cushings disease. I own a quarter horse mare that is close to 1200 lbs. I started with one teaspoon a day, and finally decided it was too small a dose. I switched to two level teaspoons a day, and her hair is shedding beautifully.
Thank you for offering a natural alternative to a horrible disease that can only be treated for comfort because there is not a cure. Your package arrived very quickly and in good order.
Thank you for providing me with a inexpensive source for Chaste Tree berries. I will be continuing to order this product from you for my horse that has Cushings disease. I was wondering if anyone else had ordered this product for Cushings, and whether it has helped. Also, do you know of any other herbs that may help this? The disease affects the pituitary gland. Thank you again!
~Sister in Christ,
Treating a Cushings horse is not fun! Any help is always a good thing!
What I have been doing is grinding 3 teaspoons of the Chaste Tree berries in a coffee grinder (just used for this purpose!) and putting it on top of her evening grain. She is roughly 1000 lbs., so depending on the weight of the horse, I would adjust the amount of Chaste Tree berries accordingly. I use approx. a pound a month (30 days). I originally bought 5 lbs. and keep it in the refrigerator. This has all been OK’ed by my veterinarian too.
There is a website of a woman who has done this with great success for her horses. This is how I decided to try it. So far so good. My horse looks great and eats the Chaste Tree berries with no problem.