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Horsetail Grass (Equisetum arvense) is a source of silica, heavily concentrated in its dried stems. The name comes from the appearance of the mature plant, which resembles a horse's tail.
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Supplement Facts

Take 1 capsule three times daily, preferably with food.

Serving Size 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container 100
Amount Per Serving % DV
horsetail 440.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule)

Warning: Increase fluid intake during use. As with many products, if you are pregnant, nursing a baby, or have cardiac or kidney dysfunction, consult a healthcare professional before taking this product.

Freshness & Safety sealed with printed outer shrinkwrap and printed inner seal. Do not use if either seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children.

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Springville, Utah 84663 USA

Health Notes

Horsetail

Horsetail
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Osteoporosis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Horsetail is a rich source of silicon, and preliminary research suggests that this trace mineral may help maintain bone mass.(more)
Osteoarthritis
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Horsetail has anti-arthritis actions and is rich in silicon, a trace mineral that plays a role in making and maintaining connective tissue.(more)
Wound Healing
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Horsetail can be used both internally and topically to decrease inflammation and promote wound healing.(more)
Wound Healing
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Horsetail can be used both internally and topically to decrease inflammation and promote wound healing.(more)
Urinary Tract Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Horsetail may relieve UTI symptoms by increasing urinary volume and helping to flush bacteria out of the urinary tract.(more)
Edema
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Horsetail has a diuretic action that accounts for its traditional use in reducing mild edema.(more)
Brittle Nails
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Anecdotal reports suggest that horsetail may help treat brittle nails, possibly due to its high content of silicic acid and silicates.(more)
Osteoporosis
Dose: Refer to label instructionsHorsetail is a rich source of silicon, and preliminary research suggests that this trace mineral may help maintain bone mass. Effects of horsetail supplementation on bone mass have not been studied.
Osteoarthritis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Horsetail is rich in silicon, a trace mineral that plays a role in making and maintaining connective tissue. Practitioners of traditional herbal medicine believe that the anti-arthritis action of horsetail is due largely to its silicon content. The efficacy of this herb for osteoarthritis has not yet been evaluated in controlled clinical trials.

Wound Healing
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Comfrey has anti-inflammatory properties that may decrease bruising when the herb is applied topically.1 Comfrey is also widely used in traditional medicine as a topical application to help heal wounds.2Witch hazel can also be used topically to decrease inflammation and to stop bleeding.3 Native Americans used poultices of witch hazel leaves and bark to treat wounds, insect bites, and ulcers.4Horsetail can be used both internally and topically to decrease inflammation and promote wound healing.5

References

1. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 115-6.

2. Weiss R. Herbal Medicine. Gothenburg, Sweden: Ab Arcanum and Beaconsfield, UK: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988, 342.

3. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 231.

4. Duke JA. CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1985, 221.

5. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 150-1.

Wound Healing
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Comfrey has anti-inflammatory properties that may decrease bruising when the herb is applied topically.1 Comfrey is also widely used in traditional medicine as a topical application to help heal wounds.2Witch hazel can also be used topically to decrease inflammation and to stop bleeding.3 Native Americans used poultices of witch hazel leaves and bark to treat wounds, insect bites, and ulcers.4Horsetail can be used both internally and topically to decrease inflammation and promote wound healing.5

References

1. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 115-6.

2. Weiss R. Herbal Medicine. Gothenburg, Sweden: Ab Arcanum and Beaconsfield, UK: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1988, 342.

3. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 231.

4. Duke JA. CRC Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1985, 221.

5. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. The Complete German Commission E Monographs. Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin, Texas: American Botanical Council, 1998, 150-1.

Urinary Tract Infection
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis), birch (Betula spp.), couch grass (Agropyron repens), goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea),horsetail, Java tea (Orthosiphon stamineus), lovage (Levisticum officinale), parsley (Petroselinum crispum), spiny restharrow (Ononis spinosa), and nettle are approved in Germany as part of the therapy of people with UTIs. These herbs appear to work by increasing urinary volume and supposedly helping to flush bacteria out of the urinary tract.1Juniper is used in a similar fashion by many doctors. Generally, these plants are taken as tea.

References

1. Blumenthal M, Busse WR, Goldberg A, et al. (eds). The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. Austin: American Botanical Council and Boston: Integrative Medicine Communications, 1998, 428.

Edema
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Horsetail has a diuretic (urine flow increasing) action that accounts for its traditional use in reducing mild edema. Although there is no clinical research that yet supports its use for people with edema, the German government has approved horsetail for this use. The volatile oils in juniper cause an increase in urine volume and in this way can theoretically lessen edema;1 however, there is no clinical research that yet supports its use for people with edema.

References

1. Tyler V. Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals. New York: Pharmaceutical Products Press, 1994, 76-7 [review].

Brittle Nails
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Anecdotal reports suggest that horsetail may be of some use in the treatment of brittle nails.1 This may be due to the high content of silicic acid and silicates in horsetail, which provide approximately 2 to 3% elemental silicon.

References

1. Hamon NW, Awang DVC. Horsetail. Canadian Pharm J 1992;September:399-401.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Horsetail is widely distributed throughout the temperate climate zones of the Northern Hemisphere, including Asia, North America, and Europe.1 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.

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