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horsetail

a perennial herb known as a pteridophyte, found throughout the world.
uses It is likely unsafe and should not be used for any purpose. It is used as a diuretic, a genitourinary astringent, and an antihemorrhagic. It is also used for Bell's palsy and for healing broken bones. There are no studies confirming its efficacy.
contraindications People ignoring personal safety concerns should be aware that it should not be used during pregnancy and lactation or in children. It is also contraindicated in those with known hypersensitivity, edema, cardiac or renal disease, or nicotine sensitivity. It should not be used for prolonged periods of time.
A branching shoot that contains alkaloids, flavonoids, minerals, saponins, silica, and tannins; it is antimicrobial, astringent, diuretic, and hemostatic, and has been used topically for cuts and internally to treat anemia, atherosclerosis, bedwetting, brittle nails and hair, fatigue, fractures, gastric ulcers, kidney stones, prostatitis, respiratory infections—e.g., tuberculosis—urinary tract infections, rheumatic complaints, and other conditions

horse·tail

(hōrs'tāl)
(Equisetum arvense) An herbal remedy purported to have value in wound healing and other internal uses; serious adverse reactions have been reported after its use.

horsetail

see EQUISETUM.

horsetail,

n Latin name:
Equisetum arvense; part used: stems (dried); uses: anticancer, diuretic, gout, kidney stones; strengthens bones, teeth, hair, and nails; precautions: patients with heart disease, kidney disease, nicotine sensitivity, or nicotine toxicity. Also called
bottle brush, corn horsetail, dutch rushes, horse willow, horsetail grass, paddock pipes, pewterwort, scouring rush, shave grass, or
toadpipe.
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This would explain why gardeners have long used horsetail extract to protect plants against pathogens and predators (Quarles, 1995).
The average content of humus for localities where horsetail (Equisetum arvense L.
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An interesting aspect of Leroi-Gourhan's discovery was the number of medicinal plants, such as hollyhock, ephedra, horsetail and yarrow, indicating that Neanderthals might have understood herbal remedies as well as appreciating the beauty of flowers.
What: Rare trees such as tree fern, magnolia, cycad, horsetail and pygmy date palm
The materials in each Herbarium Constituent are listed in Mirra's nerdy but unequivocal language: "Equisetum arvense &C Equisetum pratense (Field horsetail & Shady horsetail)," for instance.
Deep-rooted Horsetail is impossible to kill and is pesticide-resistant.
just in time to see a stag leaping a bank of horsetail ferns.
Tie greens on outside of vase around center with horsetail green, raffia or ribbon; remove rubber band by cutting away.
The pond is landscaped with artificial rocks of lightweight cement, as well as vegetation like ogon, a Japanese grass, and equisetum, a horsetail plant.
It can exert a certain effect on weeds, including such as field horsetail, lalang, grass tree and bamboo tree, which are difficult to control.