Horsetail herb information
Horsetail is used by herbal
practitioners as a genito-urinary tonic.
Horsetail can be used for:
Urinary tract infections,
such as cystitis and urethritis
Inflammation and bleeding in
the urinary system
Benign enlargement of the
Bedwetting in children
Renal (kidney) stones
Generally considered safe
but avoid copious fluid intake if oedema due to impaired cardiac or renal
Silicic acid, saponins,
flavone glycosides, organic acids.
What herbal practitioners say about Horsetail
Horsetail is an excellent
astringent for the genito-urinary system, reducing bleeding and healing wounds
due to the high silica content. It tones
the urinary tract, helpful in the treatment of incontinence and bedwetting. It is specific in the treatment of
inflammation or benign enlargement of the prostate gland.
Adult dose: 0.5 - 2mls three times a
Children’s dose: 0.4 – 0.6mls three times a day.
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