Horsetail, a Slimming and Mineralizing Plant
Horsetail is a medicinal and mineralizing plant that boasts a number of health properties.
These include helping eliminate fluid retention, which is why it complements weight loss diets for people who tend to feel bloated often. It’s also an excellent remedy for improving your skin, nails, and hair.
Here, we’ll explain all the properties of horsetail, a slimming and mineralizing plant. We’ll also explain how to consume it to get the most of its benefits and where to find it.
You may even be able to get it close to home!
The Properties of Horsetail
Let’s go over some of the main properties of horsetail:
Horsetail is possibly the most well-known medicinal plant to help eliminate excess fluids in your body. This is thanks to its content of potassium, flavonoids, and saponins.
Therefore, we recommend it for fluid retention, edemas, rheumatitis, gout, kidney stones, and urinary infections, among other conditions.
This plant helps you lose weight precisely because of its diuretic property. However, you should keep in mind that you won’t be eliminating fat but, rather excess fluids.
Horestail is a purifier.
Its ability to eliminate fluids is added to its elimination of toxins, which is why this plant, combined with others like milk thistle, urtica, and dandelion, will allow you to purify your body of toxic elements.
You can even do a purifying cleanse a couple of times a year by drinking infusions of this plant everyday for a short period of time.
It’s a mineralizing plant.
Its high and varied content of minerals makes it a powerful mineralizing plant.
Thus, it’s ideal for nourishing your bones and preventing them from becoming weak, which is what happens in cases of osteoporosis or cavities. It also helps improve the healing of bone injuries and helps in times of fatigue, stress, anemia. etc.
It improves your skin and nails.
Horsetail’shigh content of silicon, which helps form collagen, deeply nourishes your skin and nails.
Thanks to its purifying properties, it also allows you to keep your nails and skin free from toxins, bacteria, and fungus. In this way, horsetail helps prevent the appearance of blemishes, eczema, and wrinkles, and can even alleviate stretch marks.
It improves your hair health.
Its silicon content also benefits your hair and strengthens its growth and improves its texture. Plus, it’s even rumored to help prevent grey hair, balding, and dandruff.
Horsetail is regenerating and healing.
It’s a powerful cell re-generator and helps improve the healing of skin wounds and marks.
It controls hemorrhages.
It improves tendon flexibility.
This is very useful for people that do extreme exercise frequently or suffer from tendon pain.
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How to Consume Horsetail
The most common way to consume this mineralizing plant is as an infusion. You can make this by boiling the plant for five minutes and letting it sit for another five.
If you want to treat a specific illness, we recommend drinking three glasses a day for a month and a half. Then, rest for a few weeks. You can repeat this treatment throughout the year.
You can also go for a syrup or extract. In this case, follow the manufacturer’s or doctor’s directions.
In addition, you can also gargle this plant (for throat or gum pain or mouth ulcers) or apply it externally, because it’s anti-inflammatory. Thus, it’s useful in the case of vaginal infections, hemorrhoids (also bleeding), herpes, eczema, glaucoma, etc.
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Where Can I Find It?
You can buy it in herbal or dietary stores or in some supermarkets. You can purchase it to make an infusion or as an extract or in pill-form as well, according to the intensity of the treatment that you want to do or your comfort. For those cases, we recommend seeing a therapist or doctor.
You should also know that you can find this plant naturally in the summer in humid places, next to rivers, lakes, or swamps, especially in clay. The most used part is the stalk, not the leaves, which you should let dry in hanging bunches.