Native to Europe, horsetail has been used by many cultures to treat a variety of ailments, such as kidney and bladder problems, anemia, arthritis, bleeding ulcers and wounds, and tuberculosis. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is used for fevers and as a remedy for eye inflammations such as conjunctivitis and corneal disorders, dysentery, flu, swellings and hemorrhoids. Because of its content of silica, it is also used to treat osteoporosis.
Antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, emmenagogue, stimulant, tonic, vulnerary
Price per serving cup: $0.24