Horsetail is commonly used as a soothing diuretic. It reduces fluid build up around the ankles, wrists and mid sections of the body. It also reduces kidney stone formation through the plant's ability of increasing urine volume. It lessens bleeding from ulceration or other inflammation. Internally horsetail heals wounding and tissue.
It has the added benefit of strengthening hair, nails and skin. Horsetail fortifies bones damaged by injury or weak from osteoporosis.
Horsetail's highest potency, 50% of it's total flavonoid content is in early spring.
Use: as a tea, steep in hot water, strain and drink as needed.