Horsetail Plant - Benefits And Side Effects
Botanical name: Equisetvense
Actions: Alterative, anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic (mild), antispasmodic (mild), antitumor, astringent, carminative, cellular proliferator, diaphoretic, emmenagogue (mild), galactagogue, hemostatic, lithotriptic, nutritive, tonic, vulnerary.
Parts used : Whole plant
The name horsetail arose because it was thought that the stalk resembled a horse's tail; the name Equisetum is from the Latin equus , "horse", and seta , "bristle". Horsetail is widely distributed throughout the temperate climate zones of the Northern Hemisphere, including Asia, North America, and Europe. Horsetail is a unique plant with two distinctive types of stems. One variety of stem grows early in spring and looks like asparagus, except for its brown color and spore-containing cones on top. The mature form of the herb, appearing in summer, has branched, thin, green, sterile stems and looks like a feathery tail.
Medical uses and benefits of Horsetail
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