Wild Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) 20gr.
Horsetail is recommended for individuals with kidney stones, hair grow & skin problems, haemorrhoids, diabetes, bronchitis, tonsillitis, gingivitis and more.
Horsetail is often refered to as a “living fossil”. The last surviving genus of the Equisetaceae class of plants, horsetail’s ancestors are over 400 million year old. Long ago, Horsetail’s ancestors once included trees that stood at over 30 meters tall! Now Horsetail, a humble herb, stands at around two feet tall, under one meter in height. The plant’s name equisetum arvense comes from the plants unique appearance made of long bristled nonflowering branches. Equisetum, is derived from the latin roots “equus + seta” or “horse + bristle”.
Equisetum arvense, contains potential health benefits. Is is recommended for individuals with kidney stones, hair grow & skin problems, Horsetail tea’s high silica content may help strengthen bones, hair and nails, skin, fight fungal infections, relieve bloating, haemorrhoids, as well as diabetes, bronchitis, tonsillitis, gingivitis and much more.
Preparations of Horsetail are often used in cosmetics and even fine sandpaper. These same properties have even been used for centuries in cleaning pots, pans and other metal utensils.
Use 1 to 3 tsps. of fresh or dried horsetail for every cup of water. Pour boiling water over the herb, steep 5 to 10 minutes and strain the herbs before drinking or applying topically.