It has been used to increase the diuresis, and as an adjunct in the treatment of overweight. Bone tissue repair, keeps hair in good condition, and strengthens brittle nails. It is very effective in treating skin diseases. Avoid stress and irritation.
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Horsetail is common in Europe. It is famous for its rich mineral composition and its antiquity. Its use dates back to the sixteenth century. This herb is named after its branches filiform. Belonging to a family that witnessed an intense development in the secondary was the cosmopolitan genus Equisetum. The dozen species cataloged in France grows in moist even boggy soils rich in clay and silica: ditches, edges of ponds, flooded fields. In Spain authorizing the use of this plant as remineralizing. In stages of growth. Hair loss and brittle nails. Facilitates the body's elimination functions (diuretic and digestive). The investigation of this plant has revealed the extraordinary mineral wealth of the cauda equina, especially silica.
It stimulates the synthesis of collagen content in bone and connective tissues, allowing action to rebuild cartilage in joint diseases. Facilitates bone fracture healing. Improves flexibility of tendons and contributes to its protection efforts for sustained sports (tennis elbow). Its main property is remineralizing and astringent, healing, diuretic and haemostatic. Used in the treatment of bone: fracture healing, rheumatism, osteoporosis, rickets, bone injuries, tendonitis and joint pain (reconstruction of cartilage). As a diuretic used: albuminuria, urinary tract infections, cystitis, ureteritis, urethritis, oliguria, urolithiasis, hyperazotemia, hyperuricemia, gout, hypertension, edema, overweight accompanied by fluid retention. As astringent: bleeding, epistaxis, hematuria, metrorrhagia, dysmenorrhea.
Besides its use is indicated in: asthenia, convalescence, anemia. In topical use: wounds and skin ulcers, mouth or corneal, blepharitis, conjunctivitis, pharyngitis, dermatitis, erythema, pruritus, vulvovaginitis. Indicated in cases of hair loss, osteoporosis, arthritis, gout, Reiter's syndrome, rheumatism, epistaxis, burns, scarring, kidney stones, menstrual pain, prostatitis, menorrhagia, pulmonary edema, weak nails, enuresis, infections, oliguria, retention urinary tract inflammation, urinary incontinence, urolithiasis, hematuria, dropsy, edema, superficial frostbite, chronic itch, malaria, etc ...
Contraindicated in pregnancy, lactation. Gastritis, peptic ulcer: tannins and silicic salts (especially silicon dioxide) can irritate the stomach lining. Prolonged treatment not recommended for people with a history of kidney stones. Recommend not take much salt and warn that soda and vegetables that can lead salts retain fluids. A hypoacidity persons should they recommend stomach while ingesting acidic foods as silicon resorption is optimal in acidic.
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