Horsetail is renowned for
stopping the flow of blood, binding tissues, and increasing urine production. This is one
of the richest sources of silica, it also possess other important minerals. Herbalists
prescribe horsetail for urinary problems, wounds, benign prostate disorders, and the pain
of rheumatism or arthritis.
How It May Benefit
Take internally for:
broken bones or sprained
skin, and hair
pain of rheumatism or
for sores, wounds and inflammations.
Do not self diagnose.
Can cause an upset stomach,
diarrhoea and increased urination.
If you take more than the
recommended dosage you can experience pain in the kidneys or lower back, or upon
urination, with nausea or vomiting.
Cardiac problems, including
heart palpitations, may occur in cases of extreme overuse. Call your doctor
People with cardiac disease
or high blood pressure should use horsetail with caution and under strict Professional
Pregnant women should avoid
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Available as dried or fresh
herb, capsules, and tincture.