This Herb Stands the Test of Time
Horsetail, also known as “shavegrass”, grows abundantly all over the world, except in Australia and New Zealand. Out of all known herbs, horsetail contains the highest amount of silicon. Since ancient times, horsetail has been used to heal wounds, treat urinary infections, and strengthen bones.
Horsetail has been used a long time in both Chinese and European herbology to treat external wounds. Because of its tannin content, horsetail helps halt bleeding, making is a popular treatment for nosebleeds and hemorrhoids. Horsetail's astringent properties are beneficial in fighting infections of the bladder and urinary tract. Horsetail alleviates painful urination, reduces inflammation of the prostate gland, and helps eliminate some cases of adolescent bed wetting.
Horsetail also supports the skeletal system strengthening the bones and connective tissues. Horsetail absorbs calcium and facilitates it to the body nourishing the nails, skin and hair. Silicic acid contained in horsetail helps improve circulation and build the immune and nervous systems.