(latin: Equisetum arvense)

Popular names:

Bottlebrush, Jointed Rush, Horse Pipe


Horsetails have jointed stems with a ring of long, slender, tube-like pointed leaves with branchlets at each joint. The plants grow up to 40 cm and have no flowers. The parts used are the dried aboveground parts.

Health benefits:

anti-inflammatory anti-microbial anti-septic diuretic

Medicinal uses:

It is used internally as tea for the treatment of urinary tract infections, kidney stones, incontinence, cystits, urethritis, prostate problems, hemorrage, rheumatoid arthritis.

It is used externally to boost the skin and nails, and also as compress in treating wounds.

This page is for informational purposes. It may rely on scientific studies but it isn't scientific as a whole. Do not use any treatment before consulting a phisician; if you do use any herbal plants don't over abuse them (even water in large quantities is bad for the body). Extra precaution during pregnancy and breastfeeding !