Latin Name: Equisetum Arvense
- Boils and carbuncles :The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity of Horsetail may help with the inflammation and infection caused by Boils and Carbuncles.
- Bronchitis and other respiratory tract infections : Horsetail tea is known to be beneficial for dry cough , bronchitis, nasal congestion, and fever associated with cold and flu.
- Edema : A few studies and laboratory research shows that Horsetail may have diuretic activity and may enhance body’s ability to produce urine.
- Skin problems (rashes, burns, acne, wrinkles) : Studies have shown that anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-septic, and anti-oxidant agents and silica in Horsetail may give it the ability to heal wounds, rashes, burns, skin lesions and acne. Silica is known to help form collagen which is important for the development and the maintenance of healthy connective tissues throughout the body. Therefore, Horsetail extract is widely used in anti-aging, anti-wrinkle and other cosmetic products.