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Scientific Name: Equisetum arvense

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Equisetum arvense


  • Perennial
  • Perennial, erect branched sterile stems, spreading green branches - does not flower.
  • Grows in thin creeping rhizomes.
  • Shoots dies off.
  • Spores spread like those of ferns.

Parts Used

  • Stems

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Controls internal and external bleeding
  • Aid genito-urinary system - bleeding in urinary tract and prostate disease:
  • prostatitis, incontinence, cystitis and urethritis
  • Coughing up of blood
  • Contain minerals and vitamins - enriches blood, hardens finger nails, revitalizes lifeless hair
  • Astringent - strengthen walls of the veins, tightening up varicose veins, guard against fatty deposits in arteries
  • Poultice to heal wounds and ulcers
  • Breaks down Vitamin B.
  • When taken long term - take with Vitamin B supplements

Other Uses

  • Plant yields a yellow ochre dye
  • Insect repellent:
  • Garden spray to prevent rust, mildew and other fungi
  • Plant yields a yellow ochre dye
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