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Field Horsetail Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Field Horsetail
Glycemic Index / Load
Field Horsetail
Botanical Name
Equisetum Arvense, Equisetum Arvensis, Equisetum Debile
Hindi Name
Ashwa Pucchha, Tail
Homeopathic Name
Equisetum Arvense   -   Mother Tincture

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Field Horsetail Cures


Action of Field Horsetail

Most Effective

Highly Effective

Nutrients in Field Horsetail

Most Effective

Taste of
Field Horsetail

Parts Used

Whole Plant

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Field Horsetail

Avoid use during Pregnancy.
Long term use may cause Kidney Irritation.
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Horsetail is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a temperate climate.
It grows up to 80 Cm.
Best used for Bleeding External.
It has a high amount of silica. Silica is good for healthy hair, skin, nails and connective tissues.

Materia Medica
Combine it with Hydrangea in the treatment of Prostate.
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Materia Medica for Field Horsetail

Single Herb

Field Horsetail for Cystorrhea

Prepare a decoction of the aerial part of Field Horsetail. Strain. Drink two cup two times a day

Horsetail for Blood Clots

Mix two tablespoon of Horsetail juice in water. Have it once a day.

Horsetail ( Ashwa Pucchha ) for Pericarditis

Boil half teaspoon dried Horsetail ( Ashwa Pucchha ) in a cup of water. Strain. Have thrice a day.
Additional : Boil 100 gram of dried Horsetail ( Ashwa Pucchha ) in 3 liter of water. Mix it in your bathing tub. Soak yourself in tub for 15 minutes daily.

Horsetail ( Ashwa Pucchha ) for Brittle Nails

Horsetail ( Ashwa Pucchha in India ) is a rich source of Silica which is an essential nutrient for nail health. It makes the nails more healthy and strong.
Grind the dried Horsetail ( Ashwa Pucchha in India ). Put one tablespoon of powdered Horsetail ( Ashwa Pucchha in India ) in a cup of hot water. Let it steep for 15 minutes. Soak the nails in lukewarm solution for 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat the process daily and do not forget to apply a good carrier oil over the nails.

Horsetail for Gluten Allergy

Prepare a tea, made of dried Horsetail herb and one cup of hot water. Drink it once a day.

Horsetail for Interstitial Cystitis

Boil half teaspoon of dried Horsetail herb in one cup of water. Have it twice a day.

Horsetail for Rickets

Take 1 teaspoon of dried Horsetail and boil it in water for 10 min. Drink this tea once in a day.
It enhances the strength of the Bones.

Horsetail for Frozen Shoulder

Boil 1 tablespoon of dried Horsetail in water. Drink this tea 2 times a day.

Horsetail for Endometriosis

It gives relief from Heavy Menses associated with Endometriosis.
It improves blood circulation and heals the damaged tissues.
Take dried Horsetail herb and make a tea. Drink this once in a day.

Horsetail as an Aphrodisiac

Prepare an infusion, made of Horsetail fresh stalks and one cup of hot water. Strain and drink it.
It stimulates the immune system and gives better erections.
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Herbal Treatment For Aphthous Ulcers 3

Add 20 drops of Horsetail or Echinacea tincture in 1/4th cup of water. Add Sage, Lavender or Chamomile. Prepare tea. Rinse the mouth after every 2 hours.

Herbal Treatment For Fracture 1

With this cup of tea calcium supplement is also needed. Prepare a decoction of the following herbs.
4 table spoon of Horse tail grass
3 tablesoon of comfrey root
2 parts of oat
1part of lobeila
Have two cups two times a day.

Herbal Treatment For Brittle Nails 2

Take powdered Horsetail ( Ashwa Pucchha in India ). Put a tablespoon of powder in a cup of hot water. Cover the cup and leave it for 15 minutes. Let it lukewarm. Soak the affected nails in the solution for 15 minutes. Pat dry the nails.
Now, take a tablespoon of Olive Oil ( Jaitun ka Tel in India ) and slightly warm it. Add half tablespoon juice of Lemon ( Nimboo in India ) in the oil. Apply the mixture on nails and wrap the nails with soft cloth or cotton. Leave it overnight. Repeat the process daily to get over from Brittle Nails.
In this formula :
Horsetail ( Ashwa Pucchha in India ) provides adequate amount of Silica which builds the nail health.
Olive Oil ( Jaitun ka tel in India ) improves the thickness of the nails.
Lemon ( Nimboo in India ) fights with free radicals and also prevents the future damage.
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29 Aug 2015

Narayan Singh
26 Oct 2020
Hi iam suppliers of horsetail herbs if required pl inform .
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31 Aug 2015
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Chandra Sekhar ( Andhra Pradesh )
26 May 2016
Does it works on Spine problems and disc bulges and lumbar spinal stenosis if it works how much amount should I take and how long does it need for recovery time
28 Jun 2016
Chandra Shekhar
Horse tail tea can help you get rid of your back pain to a great extent. You may try. you should take anti inflammatory Herbs like Turmeric, Castor Oil or Yarrow essential oil.
Massage your back with lukewarm Castor oil.
Mix Yarrow essential oil with any base oil like Castor oil and heat it. Apply it twice a day on your back. this will relieve the inflammation of the back. The ideal remedy for your bulged back is Ashwagandha ( Withania Somnifera ).
Buy Ashwagandha Capsules from Himalaya . Take 1/2 capsule, observe the effects for 3 days. . Take 1/2 capsule every 2 days. If still, nothing happens, take half every day. You may increase the dose to 1 capsule every day. Try this regimen for a month. you will be benefited. We advise you to please consult your health care provider before consuming any Herb.
Mary Margate ( India )
07 Oct 2016
I had urinary tract infection but after antibiotics i still keep going for urine even after I urinate i feel my bladder is full pls let me no can i use horsetail grass....
17 Oct 2016
You may use the Horse tail grass. Other very effective herbs are Radish. Drink a shot of Radish juice everyday in the morning. 30 ml per day. Drink Cardamom tea every day for a month.
A herb called Saw Palmetto is very effective in curing this problem of yours. Mary, I would like to suggest you that you please read the side effects of the herb Saw Palmetto before taking it. Copy paste this link in your url : http://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Saw-Palmetto-Cid603 All the very best dear.
03 Dec 2016
From where i get horsetail powder in India.
Arjun ( Anadhrapradesh )
08 Dec 2016

i am looking for horsetail seeds, please send me detail about price or contact details
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