Horsetail (shavegrass) has found many uses through the ages, most of which can be traced in some way to its very high silica content. Horsetail is unique among herbs because it is believed to contain the highest amount of silica of all the herbs in a bioavailable form. This property makes Horsetail popular in skeletal-strengthening herbal formulas. Silica is an essential element in the manufacture of collagen, the matrix material that holds the body together. It supports the elements of the body that create elasticity and suppleness to the skin, and contributes flexibility and strength to the bones, hair, and nails. Horsetail can be thought of as an “internal cosmetic,” building beauty from the inside out.
Horsetail is most noted for its trace mineral profile, as it is an excellent herbal source of bioavailable silica, calcium, magnesium, chromium, iron, manganese, and potassium.
We use it often in tea and tincture combinations.
Storage:Due to the Beeyoutiful's Herbs and Bulk Foods being organic or wildcrafted, there is a slight chance that there could be some naturally occurring bugs. Beeyoutiful takes precautions on our end to minimize the chances, but we do suggest that you store them in a cold area - possibly the freezer - in an air tight container
Note: Please do not use if you are pregnant, nursing or on medications without first being cleared by your healthcare practitioner.