Medicinal benefits of horsetail

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What is common horsetail?

Horsetail (equisetum arvense) is a widespread perennial plant.

It has been used for thousands of years for its proven medicinal properties.

It was commonly prescribed in the Middle Ages, specifically for urinary disorders.

Horsetail is rich in :

  • Silicic acid.
  • Flavonoids.
  • Saponins.
  • Aconitic acid.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Tannins.
  • Manganese.
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How to use it?

All parts of the plant are edible.

It can be taken orally, or applied to the body.

Generally, it is drunk as an infusion.

It is sometimes added to food.

It matches well with the properties of lavender.


Horsetails are particularly appreciated for the scalp and skin.

Medicinal properties

Equisetum arvense is known for its action:

  • Diuretic.
  • Astringent.
  • Stimulating.
  • Analgesic.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Healing.
  • Antioxidant.
  • Antimicrobial.

For which diseases?

Field horsetail has shown encouraging results in case of :

  • Leucorrhoea.
  • Ulcers.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Edema.
  • Boil.
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Rheumatism.
  • Jaundice.
  • Hypertension.
  • Proteinuria.
  • Cystitis.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.


Although horsetail has demonstrated many therapeutic benefits, it does not cure.

On the other hand, it can help self-healing of the body.

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What are the benefits of horsetail?

They are many and well studied.

It is an essential plant in phytotherapy.

Who am I?

This post was written intuitively. My name is Geoffrey Métais, I am an intuitive advisor. Find out how you can benefit from my skills.

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