Horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

Definition:Used for centuries to treat internal and external injuries, horsetail helps to facilitate the use of calcium in the body and has a high silica content. It is particularly good for boosting circulation, promoting the healing of broken bones and for kidney and urinary tract diseases. It is considered a natural diuretic and astringent.
Applications:Arthritis, bladder ailments, bedwetting, conjunctivitis, bone injuries, glandular disorders, hair loss, kidney stones, nervous tension, tumors and urinary problems.
Scientific Updates:Research has found that horsetail contains antibiotic and hemolytic (blood-clotting) properties.120 Its rich array of minerals makes it ideal for the healing of injured tissue and bone. It is especially effective in poultice form.

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