Horsetail, commonly referred to as Field Horsetail, belongs to one of the oldest surviving family of plants on the planet with a history dating to the Paleozoic era. This non-flowering plant, which is closely related to the fern, is the most abundant source of silica that exists, and is also rich in calcium and potassium.
Because of the nutritional properties of this herb, horsetail powder is encapsulated as a dietary supplement or used to make “tonics” for house and garden plants.
Powdered horsetail is also used in natural cosmetics, most notably in hair conditioners and shampoos.
|culinary||The cut and sifted herb may be added to foods, like soups and stews. The herb may also be prepared as tea, or encapsulated as a dietary supplement.|
|industrial||Silicon, the primary constituent in horsetail, has several industrial applications.infuse in hot water or tincture for use in skin lotions, shampoos and other personal care products.|