Horsetail / Shavegrass (Organic)
Bulk Herbs: Horsetail / Shavegrass (Organic)
Size: 1 oz package
Also known as: Equisetum arvense, scouring rush, shavegrass, and Field Horsetail.
Farming Type: Organic
Horsetail (Shavegrass) has a recorded history going back to the Devonian period, almost 350 million years ago. The plant at that time was as tall as a modern palm tree. Horsetail, not to be confused with cat-tail, is possibly the most abundant source of silica in the plant kingdom, so much in fact that the herb can be used for polishing metal. It got the name “scouring rush” from this very application. It has had other uses during the ages including as an ingredient in shampoos, skincare products, and in dietary supplements.
The German E commission describes its use for urinary tract problems and as a diuretic. When taking horsetail powder for its diuretic effect, be sure to drink extra water for maximum benefit.
NOTE: Avoid if there are kidney stones. Don’t take horsetail herb if you take an ACE inhibitor for high blood pressure and you have congestive heart failure, as the combination of the herb and the drug can cause accumulation of excessive potassium. Not recommended while pregnant. Toxicity similar to nicotine poisoning has been seen in children who ingest large amounts.
In Magick, Horsetail is ruled by Saturn and the Earth. It is a wonderful herb for all types of fertility magick - not just for making babies but also for making all types of projects grow and prosper!
Keywords: Fertility, snake charming
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