Horsetail Tea

Horsetail tea

Equisetum arvense

The silicon horsetail contains can benefit bone strength and could assist in preventing osteoporosis and speed healing of fractures. Selenium and silicon both help promote circulation to the scalp, and as a result, they may help prevent hair loss as an added benefit. The primary use of the herb is as a diuretic for edema and UTI and bladder infections. Horsetail reduces urinary tract irritation, which can lead to "leaks" and incontinence.

Horsetail can be taken alone, but is often combined with other herbs to enhance and compliment the effects you are seeking. Suggestions would include Oregon Grape root, and marshmallow root for a healthy urinary system, and nettle for bone health.

Bring horsetail to a boil then simmer a minimum of three hours to extract the main chemical constituents. Add teaspoon of sugar to the infusion when making horsetail tea. The sugar will pull more silicon out of the plant.

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Recipe Instructions: Decoction

Tags and Uses for this Remedy

  • Bed Wetting/incontinence :Incontinence affects the young and the old, women, men and children.
  • Bladder Infection (UTI) :Drinking herbal teas is a time tested method of combating bladder and urinary tract infections.
  • Hair :Both whole herbs and essential oils can be used to promote hair and scalp health.
  • Infection :Herbal remedies are effective, safer, and cost less to use than synthetic compounds and antibiotics.
  • Osteoporosis :Although osteoporosis can affect both men and women, it is more prevalent in women, especially women who have gone through menopause and have lower levels of bone protecting estrogen in their bodies.
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