Are you planning to buy horsetail herbs in Ballarat, Victoria? You can find one in our apothecary! But before that, let us know more what are the uses and benefits of horsetail herb.

Horsetail is sourced from huge, tree-like plants that are believed to have been around for 400 million years; growing at the same time dinosaurs roamed on the earth. A close relative to ferns, you can find this herb in Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East.

Horsetail was used as a herbal remedy in ancient Rome and Greece. It got its name from its appearance, the ‘leaves’ of this plant look like stiff strands of horsehair.

Horsetail Herb: Therapeutic Uses

Traditionally, one of the therapeutic uses of horsetail herb was used to stop bleeding and promote the healing of ulcers and wounds. The mineral content of this herb, specifically the silica, makes it useful in helping to nourish bones, cartilage, teeth, joints, hair, nails, skin, and blood vessels. Any tissue in the body that needs collagen will also be supported by this herb.

The actions of this herb include:

  • Diuretic
  • Astringent
  • Vulnerary
  • Connective tissue support

Taste Benefits of Taking Horsetail

Did you know that you can get these benefits when you are taking horsetail herbs? Here are the following benefits:

  • It has a bland, but slightly sweet taste.
  • Energetically this herb is cooling and drying.
  • Better as an infusion, in water, as some of its components don’t extract into alcohol well.

Lastly, if you are planning to buy horsetail herb, you can have it here in this Ballarat apothecary.

Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

Nicki has always been drawn to Holistic Health and she follows in her mother’s footsteps who is a Reflexologist and Natural Therapist. Nicki was inspired to study Herbal Medicine after attending one of Dr. Sandi Rogers’ (Naturopath, Director of National College of Traditional Medicine and former President of Australian Traditional Medicine Society) seminars on ‘Fruits […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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