A: Like most of our herbal supplements, Hilton Herbs Freeway is available as both a dry mix and as a liquid, which is called Freeway Gold. Both products contain exactly the same herbs. The dry mix is one of our best sellers and has proven to be extremely helpful for horses that need respiratory support. The herbs included in the Freeway formulas include Elecampane, Licorice, Eyebright, Cleaver, Marshmallow, Plantain and Thyme.
Q: What types of respiratory problems is Freeway intended for and how does it work?
Elecampane contains a volatile oil which, like garlic, is excreted through the lungs. It is used to support normal lung function. Licorice is another soothing herb that is excellent for supporting the respiratory system, and Eyebright is known for its ability to benefit the sinuses. Cleaver is one of my favorite herbs! It is known to support the lymphatic system, which in turn may assist with the removal of waste products from tissues. Marshmallow is also included in the Freeway formula because it is soothing to mucus membranes, and can be helpful with coughs. Plantain contains mucilage and is therefore both cooling and soothing to mucus membranes as well. Last but not least, Thyme is included in the mix because it helps support normal mucus clearance and can also help address irritation in the respiratory tract.
Due to the careful combination of these herbs, Freeway and Freeway Gold are both excellent formulas for helping to support respiratory health in your horse. Of course, it is a good idea to have your horse examined by a veterinarian to understand the underlying cause of any respiratory issues and determine the most appropriate course of treatment and management.