Traditional therapeutic uses
- Potent diuretic, so it is an excellent detoxifier – horsetail is an ingredient of a treatment herbal tea mix – contact us for a personalised consultation.
- Metabolic enhancer.
- Blood coagulation agent (Homeostatic).
- Anti-rheumatic (Rheumatic prevention thanks to the trace elements of gold) – horsetail is an ingredient of a treatment herbal tea mix for this condition.
- Bile-enhancing agent.
- Excellent to control hypertension (high blood pressure).
- Supports the regeneration processes in the blood vessels, and is the best preventative for atherosclerosis.
- Reduces internal bleeding.
- Protects the kidneys from inflammation – horsetail is an ingredient of a treatment herbal tea mix for this condition.
- Good mineral supplement for older people (silicic acid, Aluminium and Potassium).
- Weak and brittle bones (osteoporosis).
- Loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence).
- Swelling (inflammation) of the tonsils (tonsillitis).
- Heavy periods.
- Weight loss.
- Hair loss.
Possible side effects
Horsetail must not be taken for longer than one month.
Horsetail is unsafe when taken by mouth, long-term.
Pregnant women should avoid it completely!
Externally not good for dry skin.
Horsetail might lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
There is some concern that horsetail might flush potassium out of the body, possibly leading to potassium levels that are too low. There is insufficient evidence of these side effects, but consult your doctor if in doubt.
Because these products do contain active ingredients, please ensure that you do not exceed the recommended doses and if in any doubt, or if you experience any side effects – however slight – please consult your doctor or healthcare professional.