Horsetail is an ancient non flowering plant that grows on wet sand and is therefore extremely high in silica. This herb is useful for silica-deficiency issues such as weak hair, split ends, fungus under the nails, and weak, ridged and cracked nails. Horsetail also has a powerful strengthening effect on the body's connective tissues and in the healing of broken bones, both of which require lots of silica. Horsetail is beneficial to the health of the urinary tract and is a nourishing diuretic. Its toning and astringent actions make it invaluable in the treatment of incontinence and bed wetting in children.
Contents: Horsetail (Equisetum spp.)
Preparation: 1-2 tsp per cup, simmer covered for 10 mins
Other Names: Equisetum spp.
Grown in: China/Bulgaria
Organic Status: Wildcrafted
Plant Parts: Ariels
Packaging: Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch
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