Horsetail, also known as puzzlegrass and equisetum, is a herb growing abundantly all over the Northern Hemisphere. The name “horsetail” was given to the plant because of its look, that resembles a bushy horse’s tail. Horsetail has been extensively used in ancient medicine practises.
It is herb with spectacular diuretic properties, so it has been commonly used against water retention. Since it also has strong anti inflammatory properties, it can help in cases of kidney infections and protects the urinary tract from infections. Horsetail has also been used to cure bronchitis, as it appears to have demulcent and expectorant properties. It is very rich in minerals like calcium andsilicon, aiding in bone density and promoting collagen production, lubricating the joints and fortifying the skin, hair and nails. Horsetail can also protect the brain, fortifying our memory and help with cognitive functions. It is a hemostatic and has healing properties and can help with swellingand inflammation.
To prepare a horsetail brew, add a teaspoon of dried horsetail in a cup of boiling water and we simmer for 10 minutes.
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