Scientific Name: Equisetum arvense
Other Names: Bottle Brush, Dutch Rush, Horsetail Grass, Horsetail Rush, Paddock Pipes, Pewterwort, Scouring Rush, Shave Grass
Parts Used: Whole Plant
Preparation & Dosage:
Herbal Actions: Antibiotic, Anti-inflammatory, Astringent, Cooling, Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Hemostatic, Styptic, Tonic (Kidney), Vulnerary
Uses: Acne, Anemia, Bladder Issues, Bleeding Wounds, Cancer, Cough, Cystic Ulceration, Cystitis, Dropsy, Dyspepsia, Excessive Menstrual Flow, Eyelid Swelling, Fever, Gonorrhea, Gout, Gravel, Gum Inflammation, Hemorrhage, Indigestion, Inflammation, Kidney Disorders, Leucorrhea, Lung Disease, Mouth Inflammation, Nosebleeds, Rheumatism, Skin Problems, Sores, Stomach Ulcers, Tuberculosis, Ulcers, Urinary Tract Problems, Urinary Ulcers, Water Retention, Wounds
Contraindications: Horsetail contains nicotine- excessive doses can lead to symptoms of nicotine poisoning. Do not use while taking diuretics or nervous system stimulants (such as nicotine replacement products. Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding. Keep this herb out of reach of children and pets.