Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) is helpful for horses that are prone to or recovering from colic.
One of gingers most valuable effects is its ability to reduce inflammation by neutralizing free radicals which contribute to inflammation. Its antiseptic properties also make it beneficial for gastrointestinal infections.
For the older, arthritic horse ginger has a warming effect and is a useful maintenance herb. It stimulates, circulates and helps blood flow.