equisetum arvense


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horsetail

A strange plant that starts with having fertile off-white beige stalks with scaly fingers on top in the spring, which wither and get replaced by non-fertile green stems resembling horse tails. These plants are very high in silica, but not as absorbable as bamboo, which has 7 times more useable silica. Fresh horsetail contains and enzyme that robs the body of vitamin B, so do not take large amounts. Horsetail is used in treating urinary tract infections, prostate inflammation, very good astringent for stopping bleeding, blood coagulation (thickens blood), helps broken bones heal faster, brittle nails and hair, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers, anemia. Boil in water for clearing skin, acne and soaking feet. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. High amounts toxic.
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Golub and Whetmore (1948) excavated the rhizome system of a colony of Equisetum arvense to a depth of 2 m and found five successive horizontal layers of rhizomes connected by vertical rhizomes.
1 g Equisetum arvense whole plant dry 500 mg Quercetin 100 mg Thiamine hydrochloride (B1) 15 mg Pyridoxine hydrochloride (B6) 13 mg d-alpha--Tocpheroll acid succinate Equiv.
Flavonoids isolated from Equisetum arvense, the source of EVI-4, are reported to have free radical scavenging activity (Oh et al.
One type of weed I've left until last to discuss is Equisetum arvense, commonly called Mare's tail or Horsetail.
Herbasec MPE Sebostat INCI name: maltodextrin (and) nasturtium officinale extract (and) equisetum arvense extract (and) urtica dioica (nettle) extract Suggested use level: 0.
Urinary metabolites of flavonoids and hydroxycinnamic acids in humans after application of a crude extract from Equisetum arvense.
Only a few species, however, have consistently been found in nearly all seeps examined, including Agrostis gigantea (red top), Aster lateriflorus (side-flowering aster), Carex lurida (lurid sedge), Equisetum arvense (common horsetail), Eupatorium perfoliatum (perfoliate bone set), Glyceria striata (fowl manna grass), Impatiens capensis, Leersia virginica (white grass), Mimulus ringens (sessile monkey flower), Lobelia siphilitica (great blue lobelia), and Pilea pumila (clearweed).
tenuis (path rush), Sorghastrum nutans, Equisetum arvense (common horsetail), and Carex scoparia (weak stellate sedge).
The checklist includes the lower vascular plants Botrychium virginianum (Ophioglossaceae), Cystopteris fragilis (Polypodiaceae), Equisetum arvense, E.