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Horsetail, considered to be a living fossil, is the sole surviving species in its genus and is closely related to the fern. The common name is indicative to the plant's resemblance of an actual horsetail. Overall, it lacks flavor but has a mildly bitter taste. It is possibly the most abundant source of silica in the plant kingdom and in turn, it was used to polish metal giving it the nickname Scouring Rush.


Sprinkle this nutrient-packed herb over salads, cooked vegetables, pasta, and other foods. Commonly it is taken as a bone-strengthening 

tea whose benefits also include boosting the state of hair, skin, and nails. It is a typical ingredient in shampoos and skin care products for this reason. Horsetail contains numerous minerals but also potassium, manganese, and magnesium, and many trace minerals. It is characterized as diuretic and astringent and is known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity giving it many health benefits. 



Equisetum arvense






Dred Aerial Plant Parts / Cut & Sifted


Medicinal Herb


Ground tisane teas and tea bags - Steep 2 to 5 minutes

Loose leaf tisane teas - Steep 3-5 minutes

Root and seed-based tisane teas - Steep 6-8 minutes

*Steep in newly boiling water (212ºF) to best release the health benefits.



Horsetail (Shavegrass)

SKU: 1090
  • Specific: Not for use in persons with kidney disease and should not be used if you have renal or cardiac dysfunction.

    General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Keep all herbs out of reach of children and pets.


    For educational purposes only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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