HORSETAIL – An ancient herb with healing benefits


Horsetail is an ancient and very resistant plant.

This herb was a resident of carbon forests 300 million years ago during the time of dinosaurs and survived until today withstanding various climate changes.

Maybe it’s because it has the ability to absorb the rare earth minerals that are poorly located in other plants, including the silicon dioxide.

The Latin name for the horsetail is Equisetum. It is also known under the name “ponytail”.

The Roman physician Galen recognized the horsetail natural medicine for diseases of the urinary tract (bladder and kidneys), tuberculosis, ulcers and arthritis.

Chinese medicine recommends it as a tool for combating fever, influenza, dysentery, hemorrhoids, eye infections (conjunctivitis) and as a remedy for certain diseases of the cornea.

Horsetail is an ancient herb

Horsetail realistically contains enough cream acids and saponins, and recently folk medicine recommends horsetail as a diuretic agent (for the elimination of fluids from the body).

It is believed that is a good medicine in case of inflammation or benign enlargement of the prostate, and also is used to quickly eject smaller kidney stones.

Under ideal conditions can increase the intensity of urinating around 30% more than usual.

It is also used to treat anemia, digestive problems and problems of women (against the Leukorrhea).

It helps with urinary tract infections, diabetes, gout and edema.

Then, horsetail contains silicon acid known for its medicinal properties.

Silicon connections in horsetail make this herb useful for the recovery of bone fractures.

Horsetail encourages the absorption of calcium so that the body can accumulate large amounts of this mineral, which will then be used to regenerate injured bone tissue.

For the same reason, it will benefit to older persons for the prevention and mitigation of osteoporosis.

Horsetail can be taken internally to stop bleeding of mucous membranes, to stop heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding hemorrhoids.

Horsetail can also be used for rinsing the mouth and throat in the case of inflammation of the tonsils or bleeding gums.

Externally is applied as a compress for sprains or fractures, and for the treatment of wounds and skin ulcers, purulent inflammation of the cuticle, fistula.

It has a potential benefit if you have cardiovascular problems because of his influence on our lipid metabolism.

Because of this broad spectrum of activity horsetail is among the very useful herbs, although the agricultural standpoint is one of the undesirable, resistant and tenacious weed.

Tea made from horsetail

One tablespoon fresh herb or one teaspoon of dried herbs poured with 2.5 dl of boiling water, let stand for 15 to 30 minutes, strain it and drink, preferably after meals.

For compress can be prepared and stronger concentration of the tea.

Hot sitting bath from horsetail is recommended for the discharge of sand and small stones from the kidney or bladder.

At the same time, you need to drink hot tea of horsetail and urine lingers longer than usual to finally be extracted under more pressure.

This method, however, should not be used if it is a bigger stone because they can damage the ureters.

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