Traumeel for any sort of trauma. Seemed to help my horse's knee heal after he did a rotational fall out of the arena window (Arab + grain bag = bad idea). Also had Bachs Flower Essences help with a nervous mare.
Arnica or Traumeel for strains, pulls, bruises and overexertion.
Silica for splinters and other embedded foreign things! Abcesses too. (had a yearling with an embedded wood splinter in his neck, over his jugular....I was NOT trusting our local vet to cut it out....I used Silica and on day #2 it was hot and swollen and I just touched the area and the splinter SHOT out!)
Hypericum Perforatum to help with nerve regrowth and rehab...used successfully on the healing of damaged facial nerves on a retiree gelding. Not sure how he did it, but damaged his trigeminal nerves and the left side of his face from mid-cheek down was limp one day! No improvement for weeks, started the hp and within a couple days I noted small twitches and in less than two weeks he was able to hold food in his mouth again. The old guy has made a 98% recovery since then.
As a clean athlete our daughter uses Traumeel - but it does not do much.
Rescue Remedy (Bach flowers) worked for me when I had a dog bite and became nauseous, could not eat and shakey. We were just sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. Instant relief, so I believe in it. A lot of people are naysayers tho.
I use bach flowers for myself on show days where my head is running a mile a minute, and I use it when training previously abused/neglected horses. AMAZING STUFF!
lemongrass oil is great to add for soft tissue injuries. I throw a little in with DMSO and suspensory injury begone! Used it on my really bad sprain that was so painful I went into shock. Seriously, it helps and it smells amazing.
This is great! Thank u for all of your replies! My horse gets a little of Bach's Rescue Remedy in one of his water buckets...and I think he prefers it to his regular water cause it's always the first one empty. I do think it helped ease him into the new barn.
His former trainer liked to use lavender oil on inflamed muscles. I saw a swollen stifle go down in size greatly from it. Or, it could have just been the daily massage of the area. In any case, it smelled great
Dr.Pepper...hmmm. I know for a fact that it works like coffee for me, as far as getting regular, if you know as what I mean. Ha. Must be the prunes in it -- no joke.