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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.
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"The Crees made a medicine to correct menstrual irregularities by boiling the horsetail," and "Women drank it after childbirth to clear up the system.'"
During the night, the firefall hits the 1,000-foot tall Horsetail Fall and creates the illusion of lava flowing off the side of the cliff instead of water.
I thought you might be interested to see photos that show Taos Pueblo horsetail dancers in northern New Mexico, where the horsetail dance appears also to have been popular.
Nine horsetail species were studied, but only four exhibited pressurized convection, including species from both subgenera.
Try drinking a tea or using a tincture of horsetail and get some pelvic floor exercises from a physiotherapist.
Horsetail (Equisetum giganteum L.) oleoresin and supercritical CO2: Experimental solubility and empirical data correlation.
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense L.) is a perennial herb with segmented, dual stems.
What if the plant palette is composed of bracken, curled dock, devils paintbrush, horsetail and yarrow, all early colonizers that survive on severely disturbed ground and prevent it from washing or blowing away?
Ym marchrawn yr ardir (Equisetum arvense) y 'field horestail' neu'r 'common horsetail' yn Saesneg a'r marchrawn mawr (Equisetum telmateia; giant horsetail) mae yna goesyn sy'n cynhyrchu'r sborau a dim byd arall.
Both contain an exclusive complex of protein-rich marine extracts, AminoMar C, combined with a natural form of silica from horsetail extract and vitamin C from acerola cherry.
Horsetail is an edible plant that grows along the edge of the creek.
This most popular horsetail type waterfall in Mount Rainier National Park in Lewis County near Paradise, where waterfall drops 188 feet, was named by Arthur F.