Horsetail Herb Organic, Cut & Sifted, 16 oz.

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Horsetail herb is good internally forP ost-traumatic and static edema. Irrigation therapy for bacterial and inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract and renal gravel. Externally for the treatment of poorly healing wounds.

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FRONTIER Horsetail Herb, Organic, Cut & Sifted, 16 oz.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

COMMON NAME

 

Standardized: horsetail
Other: field horsetail, shavegrass, shavetail grass

 

BOTANICAL NAME

 

Equisetum arvense L.
Plant Family: Equisetaceae

 

OVERVIEW

 

INTRODUCTION

Horsetail has a recorded history going back to the Devonian period, almost 350 million years ago. The plant at that time was as tall as a modern palm tree. Horsetail, not to be confused with cat-tail, is possibly the most abundant source of silica in the plant kingdom, so much in fact that the herb can be used for polishing metal. It got the name "scouring rush" from this very application. It has had other uses during the ages including as an ingredient in shampoos, skincare products, and in dietary supplements. The German E commission describes its use for urinary tract problems and as a diuretic.

CONSTITUENTS

More than 2/3 in-organic constituents, primarily silica and potassium salts. Horsetail from European sources contains the anti-allergy compound quercetin, but the same herb from North American and Asian sources usually does not. The plant also contains small amounts of nicotine.

PARTS USED

The above-ground parts of the plant, dried, cut, and powdered.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

Usually in tea, tinctures and encapsulations. Universally used in cosmetics.

 

PRECAUTIONS

 

Specific: Not for use in persons with kidney disease.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
 

 


The Commission E Monographs

 

Horsetail herb


Equiseti herba
Schachtelhalmkraut
Published September 18, 1986

Name of Drug

Equiseti herba, horsetail herb.

Composition of Drug

Horsetail consists of the fresh or dried, green, sterile stems of Equisetum arvenseL. [Fam. Equisetaceae], as well as its preparations in effective dosage.

The herb contains silicic acid and flavonoids.

Uses  

Internal:

  • Post-traumatic and static edema. Irrigation therapy for bacterial and inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract and renal gravel.

 

External:

  • Supportive treatment for poorly healing wounds.

 

Contraindications  

None known.

Note:No irrigation therapy in case of edema due to impaired heart and kidney function.

Side Effects  

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Internal:
Average daily dosage:

  • 6 g of herb;
  • equivalent preparations.

 

External use in compresses:

  • 10 g of herb to 1 liter of water.

 

Mode of Administration

Internal:

  • Comminuted herb for infusions and other galenical preparations for oral administration.
  • For irrigation therapy, ensure an abundant fluid intake.

 

External:

  • Comminuted herb for decoctions and other galenical preparations.

 

Action

Mild diuretic

http://cms.herbalgram.org/commissione/Monographs/Monograph0207.html

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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