Horsetail is a plant used to decrease "fluid retention" (edema), kidney and bladder stones, urinary tract infections, inability to control urination (incontinence), and for general kidney and bladder disorders.
Also used for baldness, brittle nails, tuberculosis, jaundice, hepatitis, joint diseases, gout, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, weight loss, prolonged menstrual bleeding, nosebleeds Horsetail is used in topical treatment of wounds and burns.
- Kidney and bladder stones.
- Weight loss.
- Hair loss.
- The drop.
- The freeze.
- Menstrual disorders.
- Fluid retention.
- Urinary tract infections.
- Urinary incontinence.
- Wound treatment.
It is recommended to take 10 to 20 g per liter, 2-3 cups daily.
- Horsetail may increase lithium levels by reducing its excretion.
- Use of horsetail together with betel or areca nuts can reduce thiamin levels.
- Horsetail contains chromium and may increase the risk of chromium poisoning when taken with chromium-containing herbs or chromium supplements: cranberry, brewer's yeast, or cascara.