Description. The horsetail herb has a long lineage and is a descendant of prehistoric plants. The horsetail is also known to be the richest plant source for the mineral silica aside from other useful and beneficial minerals. Silica actively aids in the rapid absorption of calcium from the food. This makes the plant a very valuable herbal therapy for the treatment and healing of tissues as well as a useful and effective herbal nutritious tonic. Professional herbalists recognize that the herb has diuretic properties that may be useful for the following health problems: urinary tract infections and kidney stones. Some studies have found that horsetail also may help improve memory and cognitive function. It may also have anticonvulsant properties. Use. Children affected by frequent urges to urinate, by bed wetting behaviors and incontinence for a long time can be helped using the horsetail as the astringent properties of the herb make it a very useful therapy to check such problems. The reproductive system is also beneficially affected by the horsetail; the herb is very effective at reducing hemorrhage and heavy bleeding in patients affected by such disorders. The horsetail is also effective for such disorders which affect the functioning of the digestive tract, it is capable of healing inflammation and ulcers in the stomach, and similar problems affecting the respiratory tract. Lusterless hair and brittle nails can also be improved using horsetail. Horsetail may also be effective in supportive therapy for osteoporosis, increasing bone density. Horsetail also can be applied externally to treat the following conditions: burns, fractures, rheumatic conditions, sprains, wounds; as a gargle or mouthwash for dental inflammations and mouth sores.
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