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What is Horsetail?
Horsetail is a plant,in the family in the family Equisetaceae. The name horsetail arose because it was thought that the stalk resembled a horse's tail.They mostly grow 0.2-1.5 m tall, It grows two stems, one of the stems grows early in spring and looks somewhat like asparagus while the other appears in summer and has thin, green, sterile stems and looks like the feathery tail of a bird. Horsetail contains high concentrations of silicic acid and other silicates. Horsetail also contains potassium, aluminum, and manganese, along with variety of flavonoids.
What is the effective dosage of horsetail supplementation?
A tea is prepared by pouring boiled water over 2 to 4 grams of horsetail herb, boiling for five minutes, and then straining after 10 to 15 minutes. An infusion for internal use is made by adding 1.5 grams of horsetail herb to 1 cup of boiling water. Let it steep for 30 to 40 minutes.
What are the benefits of horsetail supplementation?
• Horsetail is very effective as diuretic.
• It is also very effective to treat arthritis, osteoporosis, and other conditions of bones and cartilage.
What are the side effects of horsetail supplementation?
horsetail is traditionally considered to be safe when taken in appropriate doses. Large doses of horsetail may cause symptoms of nicotine overdose, including fever, cold hands and feet, abnormal heart rate, difficulty walking, muscle weakness, and weight loss. There are few scientific clinical studies or reports are available about it's safety.
• People who have thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency or poor nutrition should avoid horsetail.
• It is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
• It is also not recommended for childrens.