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.
ITEM CODE #968
Other: field horsetail, shavegrass, shavetail grass
Equisetum arvense L.
Plant Family: Equisetaceae
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.
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.
The above-ground parts of the plant, dried, cut, and powdered.
Usually in tea, tinctures and encapsulations. Universally used in cosmetics.
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.
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.
Note:No irrigation therapy in case of edema due to impaired heart and kidney function.
None known.Interactions with Other Drugs
Unless otherwise prescribed:
External use in compresses:
Mode of Administration
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.