Jiaogulan (J Herb)
Dosing is done to effect. Before you start using it, note the color of the gums. Use 1-2 teaspoons twice per day. Increase the amount by 1/2 teaspoon every 3-4 days until you see the gums get pinker. When the gums get pinker you know that your are at the correct dose.
It is recommended to feed 20 minutes before a meal, or two hours afterwards. This is so that the jiaogulan doesn't get stuck to the other foods. If you have to feed it with the meal, increase the amount by 50%.
If your veterinarian advises otherwise, please take the advice of your veterinarian.
We also offer the cut leaf. Because this is so much fluffier than the powder, please use twice the recommended amount because there is so much air between the leaves and little branches.
Jiaogulan is frequently recommended for horses with foot pain. This adaptogen preferentially promotes healing of the nitric oxide precursors and away from the inflammatory pathways.
Dr. Kellon was an invited speaker at the Equine Congress and presented on the use of jiaogulan in horses. We give her credit for bringing to light this useful equine supplement.
Powder: Approximately 1 1/2 grams per teaspoon, based on average fluffiness.
Cut leaf: Approximately 2 grams per tablespoon. It's not packed as densely.
Disclaimer: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, nor prevent any disease. If your horse experiences any adverse effects from using this supplement, discontinue use and contact your veterinarian. For use in animals only.