Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) has a number of uses as a healing herb. It can be found in supplements for prostate, hair, skin, nail and also for bone health. It is also know to tone and soothe the urinary tract.
Of all the herbs, horsetail extract contains the highest amount of silica which is found in connective tissues. As such horsetail silica supplement supports healthy hair, skin and nails. It also supports collagen formation. Silica is a calcium re-organiser and plays a part in healthy bone development, horsetail supplement is a natural source of silica in calcium supplements for bone strength.
As a diuretic and astringent, it may help conditions of the lower urinary tract, kidney gravel and oedema. It is helpful for incontinence and cystitis, and can assist bedwetting in children. For inflammation and enlargement of the prostate, it can be found in combination with other herbs.
Other uses of horsetail herb include painful periods, and external application for skin disorders and slow healing wounds.
Dosage is 2-4g of dried herb as a tea, or in supplement form up to 6g daily.
You can buy horsetail supplement for hair growth and other health applications at Mr Vitamins, online or in store.
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+26 PointsHorsetail is thought to contain the highest amount of silica of all known herbs. Silica is found in connective tissues throughout the body and is important in the building and normal repair of healthy connective tissue. Horsetail has diuretic and astringent properties so is particularly suited to tone and soothe the urinary tract. Horsetail has traditionally been used to assist bedwetting in children. View details