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Botanical Name: Equisetum arvense

Plant Family: Equisetaceae

Botanical Description:
Horsetail, scientifically known as Equisetum arvense, is a perennial herbaceous plant belonging to the Equisetaceae family. It is native to North America, Europe, and Asia and is commonly found in damp, marshy areas, along riverbanks, and in meadows. Horsetail is characterized by its unique appearance, featuring hollow, jointed stems with whorls of needle-like branches. The stems emerge from underground rhizomes and can reach heights of up to 60 centimeters. The plant does not produce flowers or seeds but reproduces via spores contained in cone-like structures at the tips of the stems.

Horsetail has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine, dating back thousands of years. Horsetail contains a variety of bioactive compounds, including silica. It has been commonly used since Ancient Greek and Roman times both internally and externally to support various aspects of health and well-being.

Tea: Prepare horsetail tea by steeping dried horsetail stems in hot water for 10-15 minutes. Strain the tea and drink as needed. Horsetail tea can be sweetened with honey or flavored with lemon if desired.
Cold external infusion: Prepare horsetail infusion by soaking dried horsetail stems in cold water overnight. Strain the infusion and use as a skin toner, wash, or hair rinse. Horsetail infusion can also be added to bathwater.
Tincture: Prepare horsetail tincture by macerating dried horsetail stems in alcohol for several weeks to extract their medicinal properties. The tincture can be diluted with water and taken orally.

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