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     Throughout the year, I harvest and process a few herbal products which may be of use to racing horsemen.  Their availability will always be subject to season and weather conditions.  Let me stress that there is nothing special in the below extracts and anyone can make them but, for your convience, I offer them in limited sales.

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 I can tailor specific herbal therapy to your horse's problem........................................................

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     I have long adored the unique American Midwestern tree, Osage Orange ((Maclura pomifera . It is my sacred tree. I have many of these trees growing naturally on my farm. It never appears to die. It  is unaffected by insect pests, fungi, viral, or bacterial blights. Its dead wood never decays in the short term. Fence posts can easily last 50 years out in the open. This tree contains an anti-microbial essence unique and long lasting! It is very similar to the olive tree in this regard, and we all know how medicinal the olive tree has been throughout history! I would like to suggest to you that America's Osage Orange tree is no less spectacular in its healing properties—not to be overlooked in systemic fungal or other anti-microbial syndromes. It is North America's answer to the South American Lapacho or Pau d'Arco tree.

     Modern researchers are scrutinizing many of the compounds in the Osage Orange.  One of the active compounds is Tetrahydroxystilbene (THS) which shows significant anti-fungal activity and probably is the one we are most interested in. It is also known as a Resveratrol analog. That name should ring a bell with most of you! Resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxy-trans-stibene), a phytoalexin present in grapes, peanuts and pines has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. The TV show, 60 Minutes did a piece on this exciting new compound as featured in wines a few years ago and set off the craze. There has been quite a bit of research done on Tetrahydroxystilbene as a tumor inhibitor. Here we find this wonderful substance in the Osage Orange and at much higher levels than can be found in red wine!

     However, it should be noted that no one herb or tree is simply one isolated compound! An herb is a sum of its many parts and the Osage Orange tree should be considered in that light. You can take out of it tetrahydroxystilbene but there are far too many other synergistic compounds to only religate this tree to just a tetrahydroxystilbene source. It was found in a study below that tetrahydroxystilbene was not very effective against combating the common fungus, Candida albicans. I guarantee one thing! The Osage Orange tree is very resistant to Candida infections! So there is much more to this tree than just tetrahydroxystilbene! The Osage Orange is a soup of many anti-microbial chemicals working together to protect this tree in a way that few trees have ever been protected. It is just not about tetrahydroxystilbene, but because so much research has been done on this one compound, we will concentrate on it below.

 

Here is an interesting study on Tetrahydroxystilbene as an antifungal:

http://www.scienceasia.org/1976.02.n4/v02_202_205.pdf

     There are a number of herbalists and alternative health researchers that will tell you that fungi in its many forms is the true general cause of cancer and other chronic diseases. It may or may not be, but I am sure of one thing, fungi is absolutely underestimated by the medical community in the havoc it can cause in both human and animal pathology. There are few really good, nontoxic antifungals out there for one to use. Osage Orange is one plant that can bring you a very effective non-toxic, antifungal component. There isn't much out there on the Internet on the value of Osage Orange for medicinal purposes. You will run across some people using the hedge apple fruit as the main part of the tree to fight cancer, etc. I doubt seriously they are doing themselves justice by concentrating on just the fruit, though the fruit does contain some unique compounds. As with most medicinal trees, the value is not in the fruit, but found in the leaf or the inner bark of trees. Osage Orange should be no different! Almost without exception in the herbal literature, the inner bark (cambium layer and phloem) contains the most powerful concentration of a plant's chemicals. Compare the Osage to the Olive tree. The olive fruit is unpalatable in its natural state just like the Osage orange ball and both are not the part of the tree generally used in herbal medicine as a remedy.  If you want to experiment with Osage Orange,  I would suggest either the ethanol extract for oral use or the DMSO extract for topical application in your animals: I am not a commercial producer of tinctures. I just make a quality tincture for my own use and make a little extra on the side. The leaf and the fruits are the easiest components to obtain for medicine making. The heartwood, less so and the inner bark probably the most time consuming of all to collect and process. Prices for Osage Orange tincture will reflect this. You will pay higher prices for the inner bark and heartwood tincture as compared to the fruit and leaf tinctures.  Check for availability!

3.  Osage Orange Tincture (leaf). . . . . . . produced by a cold uiltrasonic maceration extraction process of the fresh leaf in either 80% ethanol or 99+% DMSO. The leaf tincture will likely contain five valuable flavonoids and anti-fungal extracts similar to its close relative, Maclura tinctoria. Its leaf should be of use as a cheap safe means of fighting fungal infections. Bottled in 2 oz boston rounds with dropper...................................................................................................................... ..........$12.00 (1oz)  or   $20.00 (2oz)

                                                                                                                                                   

4.  Osage Orange Tincture (inner bark). . ....... . produced by a cold uiltrasonic maceration extraction process of the inner bark in either 80% ethanol or 99+% DMSO. The inner bark tincture should traditionally prove to have the best combination of all of the previoiusly described phytochemicals in one tincture. Almost without exception in the herbal literature, the inner bark (cambium layer and phloem) contains the most powerful concentration of a plant's chemicals and is the primary location harvested in creating a medicinal extract.............................................................................................................................$18.00 (1oz)  or  $30.00 (2oz)

                                                                                                                                                    

5.  Osage Orange Tincture (heartwood) . . . . . . . . . produced by a cold ultrasonic maceration extraction process of the heartwood in either ethanol or DMSO menstruums.  The heartwood tincture contains the stilbenes: Oxyresveratrol & Tetrahydroxystilbene (THS), plus the the flavanonol, dihydromorin and like the leaf should be invaluable in fighting fungal infections, has antiviral potential, neuroprotective effects, plus as a general immune stimulant. It appears that oxyresveratrol may be more desirable on several counts than the highly touted resveratrol with one study having it possessing twice the antioxident activity as resveratrol!..................................................................................................................................... $15.00 (1 oz) or $27.00 (2 oz)

                                                                                                                                                   

6.  Osage Orange Tincture (fruit).............................produced by a cold ultrasonic maceration extraction process of the fruit in either ethanol or DMSO menstruums. The fruit tincture has been shown to contain the isoflavones: scandenone, osajin, pomiferin and auriculasin, along with the triterpenes:  lupeol, butyrospermol, and lupane-3B,20-diol. Lupeol has been linked to induction of apoptosis and inhibition of growth of pancreatic and prostate cancer cells. One would surmise this tincture would be of value as an anti-microbial, anit-tumor and anti-cancer medicinal along with a cell and cardio protectorate ..........$12.00 (1 oz) or $20.00 (2 oz)

                                                                                                                                                  

 

7. Phytolacca Extract......................................This is a DMSO or ethanol solution made from the fresh poke root dug in the Fall of the year.............................................................................................................................$12.00 (1oz) or $20.00 (2 oz)

                                                                                                                                                    

Fiction:      If you can't see any blood in the nostrils after exercising or racing, there was no bleeding (EIPH).

Fact:           Most cases of EIPH occur internally with no external sign of bleeding. In Japan, researchers analyzed 250,000 racing starts and found that bleeding from the nose occurred in less than 0.2 percent of the racing starts. However, in studies using an endoscope, in which a tube is passed via the nose and the veterinarian looks into the airways, researchers found that 50-70 percent of all horses that race experience EIPH at some time. In studies that evaluated airway cellular debris, results suggest that perhaps 100 percent of racehorses experience EIPH.

from the UC Davis Center for Equine Health

 

If your horse is bleeding through lasix,      consider:

8.  Missouri Black. . . . .Bleeder (race lung hemorrhage) drench formula.  This has been described by one famous old time herbalist as: "a most amazing remedy for hemorrhage for the lungs, lacerations, and wounds, both internal and external."   Nothing in it will test positive in urine or blood at any USA race track. It contains two American herbs renowned for their anti-bleeding properties in a water/glycerin base. Drench before going to the paddock, approximately 150 cc pre-race dosage. Money-back guarantee, if it does not work for your horse. You are only out postage. Bottled in a 1 dose bottle of 150 mls. 

Limited quantities (write for availability)....................$20.00

 

9.  Missouri Red  ..............Bleeder (race lung hemorrhage) drench derived from Dr. John Christopher's formula in which he describes it as:  ". . . a remedy that will go immediately into the blood stream and adjusts blood pressure from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, equalizing pressure over the whole body.  This takes the high pressure which causes rapid bleeding away from the wound and clotting starts immediately."    A very powerful heart/circulatory tonic and stimulant with equally powerful styptic (clotting) properties .  It has long effectively stopped lung bleeding, gunshot wounds/trauma, heart attacks in humans in its tracks.  It is just as effective in the equine.  It is nontoxic and non-testing at all USA race track labs. I have noted of late that one of this remedy's main ingredients, capsaicin, may be on prohibited lists in some countries, i.e. the UK and Australia. If you live there, I would probably not use this formula.  Otherwise,  I would use this formulation only if Missouri Black didn't do the trick. It is a bit more intense for the horse---if more potent. Save Red for that  last ditch effort, the hopeless case!  Drench before going to the paddock, approximately 150 cc pre-race dosage. Money-back guarantee, if it does not work for your horse. You are only out postage. Bottled in a 1 dose bottle of 150 mls. 

Limited quantities (write for availability)........................$20.00

10. Missouri Brown™........this is a new unique formulation combining both the properties of Missouri Black and Missouri Red into one therapeutic dose. It incorporates within the formula the styptic properties of two American herbs along with the the rapid stimulating properties of cayenne in a water/glycerin base. This formulation should be a good intermediate remedy between that of Black and Red.  Money back guarantee, if it does not work on your horse. You are only out postage. Bottled in one dose bottle of 150 cc.

Limited quantities (write for availability).........................$20.00

11.  Biofilm Lung Plus nebulizer solution. . . . . . . . this is a special herbal formulation, I developed for treating bleeding racehorses via nebulizer. It is formulated to penetrate and attack hard to kill biofilm infections in the lung which normal antibiotics won't touch particularly if there is a fungal component to the biofilm which often there is. Normally, it is best to have DMSO in this solution which may not be legal to use on race day. If you want a formulation free of DMSO and won't test, let me know and I can give you a substitute. This nebulize solution contains Colloidal Silver (10ppm), maclura pomifera, New England Aster, Neem leaf, comfrey leaf DMSO extracts. Nebulize 1-2 times a day, 15-30 minutes each session.

150 ml bottle..............................................................$10.00

12. Magnesium Oil—Ultrafiltrated©. . . . . . . . .You won't find a better deal anywhere for this large of a quantity of a quality magnesium product in the USA or abroad! This is a highly micro-filtrated, ultra clean form of high concentrated (1:1) Magnesium Chloride solution designed for transdermal (topically applied on the skin) application for the easy absorption of magnesium. The Magnesium flakes are obtained from deposits in the Dead Sea, known for its medicinal properties. This formulation is unique in that it is micro-filtrated through a laboratory 1 micron membrane to separate out contaminants and provide the user with a cleaner unlike most average Magnesium Oil formulations on the market. Compare the difference between my formula and the others! My Magnesium oil is crystal clear, not smoky, no floating or bottom hugging particulates. Micro-filtration involves more expense and time in its production, but a better product for you!

This is a superb concentrated solution of value in muscle sore, nervous/flighty horses that tend to tie-up. Most racehorses due to lasix, racing/training trauma, and poor feeds are magnesium deficient. My Magnesium Oil is a superb way to supplement your racehorses either orally or simply by putting it on the skin. This solution amazingly goes through the skin as efficiently as if you were giving an IV. Try it yourself if you have muscle tension, spasms, restless leg syndrome and you will see how effective it is. Most nervous race fillies will benefit from using this and particularly if they have a tendency to tie-up. This concentrated solution can be diluted and used as a drench as well for Magnesium supplementation. Magnesium chloride in as a nebulizer solution offers medicinal lung properties too.

16 ounce bottle........................................................$18.00

 

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Ordering Instructions:

1)  Email me for availability of products: dahart@centurytel.net

2)  If extracts are in stock, I will email you total amounts owed which will include shipping costs.

3)  You may pay me via personal check, money order, or paypal (additional fee for this service).


May you find yourself off-to-the-races with the best help, horse and remedies!

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The Osage Orange leaf always seerm to be pristine green throughout its growing season, impervious to insect, fungi, bacterial, viral blights! This is quite different from all other leaves seen in the wild that seem to easily succumb to various infections and insects. Livestock will occasionally eat this leaf, too. So quite non-toxic! The Osage Leaf tincture should be reconized as a major natural antibiotic and antifungal source.