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.

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