horsetail

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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.