Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Horsetail (Shavegrass)
Botanical Name   Equisetum arvense
System Affected   minerals, fingernails, hair, bones, glands, kidney
Properties   Strong fingernails and hair; good vs split ends. Fractured bones heal faster, ligaments, cartilage. osteoporosis Good for eyes, ears, nose, throat, and glandular orders atheroscerosis, anemia, arterioscerosis diuretic, ulcers, urinary stones, kidney immune system, lungs, prostate, skin
Notes   rich in minerals, especially silica
Toxicity   none

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