AILMENTS HISTORICALLY USED FOR
-Fluid retention (edema)
-Kidney and bladder stones
-Urinary tract infections
Available in our Detox Am blend
HISTORY OF USE
Growing wild all over North America, horsetail was an effective diuretic used by many Native American tribes, including the Blackfoot and Okanagan. The Okanagans used a solution made by boiling horsetail stems to wash skin sores. They also treated poison ivy by washing the affected areas with a mixture of pounded horsetail and water.
Horsetail is a common source of supplemental silica which promotes bone growth and collagen formation. This is commonly known as the “glue” that holds connective tissue together.
MYTHS & LEGENDS
In the first century AD, Galen described it as cooling and drying to the body. Culpeper, in the 17th century, described it as a hardening medicine, meaning it reduced inflammation and excess moisture in the body.