Photos of Equisetum arvense, horsetail, field horsetail

Horsetail, field horsetail Equisetum arvense is found in meadows and wet soils throught much of North America and the northern hemisphere, where it has been used by humans for food, medicine and material use. Native groups used plant tea for kidney and bladder ailments, constipation. Asian Indians consider it a diuretic and hemostatic. Folk remedy for bloody urine, gout, stomach disorders. High in silica content. Shown to be valuable against inflammation. Used in phytotherapy for treatment of edema; irrigation therapy for bacterial and inflammatory diseases of the lower urinary tract and kidney and bladder gravel.

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