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- Order number: HP7603-0050
- Manufacturer: Herbathek
- Herkunftsland: Bosnische Landwirtschaft
Product information "Field horsetail, (horsetail), organic".
Equisetum arvense L., herb cut, controlled organic cultivation.
Preparation as decoction: For men: add 50 g of field horsetail (women take 35 g) to 1 liter of cold water and boil it slowly on the stove in a pot. From boiling point, simmer without lid for 30 min to get ½ decoction. Then strain it. Only this method of preparation actually dissolves the valuable silica. Drink the half liter in three servings a day. Cure for 6-8 weeks.
Medicinal Herb Description
About 400 million years ago, the then tree-sized horsetail, together with giant ferns and mosses, populated entire forests. Remnant of this ancient vascular spore plant is, among many other representatives, the field horsetail, which is also known to many people as tinweed.
The popular name of horsetail is due to its use at that time. Here it was mainly used as a cleaning agent of objects made of tin.
As a medicinal plant, the field horsetail was already used in ancient times as a supplier of silicic acid and its hemostatic power was praised.
After it became somewhat quieter around the field horsetail in the meantime, Sebastian Kneipp made it more famous again as a medicinal plant and uses it among other things in the treatment of rheumatism and gout.
Field horsetail is widespread in Europe and northern Asia. It grows mainly in fields, meadows, fields and roadsides.
Horsetail family = Equisetaceae
Horseweed, field horseweed, cat's-tail, horse's-tail, shank hay, frying pan weed, scouring weed.
Applied Plant Part:
Field horsetail (horsetail) contains about 10% silica as well as flavonoids, plant acids, glycosides, potassium, carboxylic acids, water-soluble silicates, aluminum and potassium chloride.
Application and dosage:
The high content of silicic acid and various minerals offer a variety of uses for field horsetail.
Preparation as a decoction: For men: Add 50 g of field horsetail (women take 35 g) to 1 liter of cold water and bring it to a slow boil in a pot on the stove. From boiling point, simmer without lid for 30 min to get ½ decoction. Then strain it. Only this method of preparation actually dissolves the valuable silica. Drink the half liter in three servings a day. Cure for 6-8 weeks.
In case of e.g. eczema or ulcers it is recommended to prepare a larger amount of tea and to apply it diluted with water as a full bath, partial bath, compress or overlay. For a full bath with field horsetail or horsetail tea you need to calculate with about 150g of the medicinal plant.