Also known as Shavegrass, Candock, Paddock Pipes, Bottle Brush, Horsetail Fern, Field Horsetail, Common Horsetail, and Giant Horsetail
$3.00 per Ounce
History: Horsetail is cousins with a similar plant that grew over 270 million years ago. Today, it is considered a weed, but has a vast history as a herbal remedy. Both the ancient Romans and Greeks times used Horsetail to stop bleeding, heal ulcers and wounds, and treat tuberculosis, and kidney problems. Early Cherokee Healers used horsetail to keep hair looking young on to keep the kidneys clear. Horsetail can also be used to strengthen bones due to its high content of silicon.
Uses: kidney stones, dropsy, incontinence, bed wetting, enlarged prostate,
Active Ingredients: silicic acid, saponin, flavone glycosides, nicotine, palustrine
Actions: Diuretic and astringent
Complementary Herbs: Hydrangea