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Horsetail derived from silica 

Horsetail refers to a group of plants belonging to the Equisetaceae family and are characterized by their unique appearance resembling the tail of a horse's tail, which consists of jointed, hollow, and bamboo-like stems. Horsetail plants, particularly those in the Equisetum genus, are known for their high silica content. Silica is a compound made up of silicon and oxygen, and it provides structural support to the plant.


Horsetail derived from silica scouring rush, bottle brush, and shavegrass




Horsetail is a immunostimulant, WBC stimulant, anti-inflammatory, astringent, anti-hemorrhagic, hemostatic, anti-atheroma, diuretic, vulnerary, connective tissue tonic, and an anti-rheumatic.


Horsetail has many benefits including its diuretic properties, high silica content, and potential benefits for bone health and skin conditions.


    Horsetail has been traditionally utilized for its many medicinal benefits including diuretic properties for addressing fluid retention, a high silica content thought to promote healthy skin, hair, and nails, and potential support for bone health. Traditional uses also include its application in wound healing and management of skin conditions due to its purported anti-inflammatory effects. Additionally, horsetail has historical applications in promoting urinary tract health and may exhibit antioxidant properties.


    Dried horsetail can be used to make infusions or teas often consumed for its diuretic properties and urinary tract health benefits. Additionally, horsetail is employed topically with infusions or extracts applied directly to wounds or skin conditions. Supplements, capsules, tablets, and liquid extracts are available for those seeking benefits such as improved bone health or enhanced skin, hair, and nails. Horsetail powder can be integrated into beverages or skincare formulations, while certain species are used in gardening for their aesthetic appeal. 


    Horsetail, a plant belonging to the Equisetum genus, has a rich history dating back millions of years with prehistoric species playing a significant role in ancient ecosystems. Throughout history, various cultures, including ancient Rome and Greece, medieval Europe, and Native American tribes have utilized horsetail for medicinal purposes. In modern times, horsetail is still used for perceived benefits such as promoting bone health and supporting skin, hair, and nails.

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