Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), Organic &/or Wildcrafted

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), Organic &/or WildcraftedHorsetail (Equisetum arvense), Organic &/or Wildcrafted

Equisetum (pron.: /ˌɛkwɨˈstəm/; horsetail, snake grass, puzzlegrass) is the only living genus in Equisetaceae, a family of vascular plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds.

Equisetum is a "living fossil" as it is the only living genus of the entire class Equisetopsida, which for over one hundred million years was much more diverse and dominated the understory of late Paleozoic forests. Some Equisetopsida were large trees reaching to 30 meters tall. The genus Calamites of the family Calamitaceae, for example, is abundant in coal deposits from the Carboniferous period.

A superficially similar but entirely unrelated flowering plant genus, mare's tail (Hippuris), is occasionally misidentified as "horsetail".

Horsetail helps facilitate the use of calcium in the body.  It has a high silica content, helps to strengthen fingernails and helps to prevent split ends.  It increases the flow of urine and shrinks inflamed mucosal tissue, particularly the prostate.  Studies have shown that fractured bones will heal much faster when horsetail is taken.  It has been found to be good for eyes, ear, nose, throat and glandular disorders.  Using Horsetail in solution for bathing will produce an accelerating and invigorating effect for the body.  It increases the metabolic rate of the body by feeding the system through the skin, improving circulation, swelling due to injury or dropsy.

Products using Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), Organic &/or Wildcrafted: Alaska Made Herbal Shampoo