- Expectorant effect: Some cough herbs have an expectorant effect, which means they can help loosen mucus that is stuck in the airways and make it easier to evacuate the mucus. This can be particularly helpful if you have a cough with thick phlegm or a persistent urge to cough.
- Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Certain herbs have anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the airways. This can help relieve irritation and soothe the lining of the airways.
- Calming effect: Some herbs have a calming effect on the respiratory tract and can relieve the urge to cough. They can soothe sensitive mucous membranes and reduce the cough reflex.
- Supporting the immune system: Some cough herbs contain immune-stimulating agents that can strengthen the horse's defenses and support the immune system in fighting infections and diseases.
It is important to note that the effectiveness of cough herbs can vary between individuals and they are not a treatment for serious respiratory conditions or infections. If a horse has a persistent or severe cough, a veterinarian should always be consulted to determine the exact cause of the cough and recommend appropriate treatment. Cough herbs can be used as a supportive measure in consultation with a veterinarian or herbalist to relieve symptoms and support respiratory health.