Claire C. Cox-Wilson <shotgun.ranch@...>
--- In EquineCushings@..., Larson <seahorses3@...> wrote:
You are correct.
Tannins are sometimes called "antinutrients" because they may reduce
the absorption of some minerals, such as calcium & iron.
Did Dr. Kellon tell you what strength to make the infusion?
An average strength (for you & me) would be 1 tsp per 8 ounces of water??
And how long do you steep it?
Or are you actually making a decoction (simmering the herb for about
15 minutes at slightly above the boiling point)?
All my horses love their pellets or beet pulp soaked in the teas
(chamomile, meadowsweet, lemon balm, etc.), which I do routinely in
BTW black tea is the highest in tannins but not as palatable to horses
as the above.
Claire in AZ