Horsetail – Equisetum

Horsetail is a medicinal plant that everyone knows. Overwinters in the form of underground rhizomes, which grow spring brown stems that produce spores. At the end of spring green shoots appear, resembling the shape of the fir tree, the time is right raw herb. Horsetail main active compounds are flavonoids and mineral salts (about 10%), organic acids and phytosterols. Flavonoids increase the excretion of urine (together with the chloride). Horsetail contains soluble silica in water, so that it is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. Silicon has a positive effect on metabolism, the condition of blood vessels, organs, skin, hair, nails, bones. Silicon compounds are responsible for the proper Flexibility and resilience of the skin,connective tissue and mucous membranes, hinder the deposition of fat in the walls of blood vessels, also prevents the formation of stones in the urinary tract. Horsetail is also recommended to persons:

  • suffering from atherosclerosis, as occurs in them decrease in the amount of silicon in the connective tissue
  • for people suffering from cancer,  because silicon accumulates in tumor tissue and a reduction in the amount of healthy tissue
  • for elderly who is a reduction in the amount of silicon in the skin , blood vessels and bones.

Due to the characteristics, horsetail is recommended for light urinary tract diseases, the gout, to retain water in the body, the beginning of nephrolithiasis, skin diseases, metabolic disorders, for people on a diet and suffering from atherosclerosis. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding maintains an appropriate level of silicon in the plasma.

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 Horsetail – Equisetum Equisetum arvense
raw material herb
other names snake grass, puzzlegrass, Bottle Brush, Common Horsetail, Corn Horsetail, Equiseti Herba
purpose anemia, acne, skin problems, gout – podagra, kidneys, tumors, cancer, swelling, purification of the body, slimming