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Horsetail, Equisetum arvense
Parts used: Stems.
Constituents: Saponin, Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Phytosterols, Silicic acid, Vitamins Pantothenic acid.
Minerals: Silica, selenium, copper, manganese, sodium, cobalt, iron, iodine, potassium.
Actions: Astringent, Anti-haemorrhagic, Prophylactic causing a mild leucocytosis, Diuretic, Styptic, Vulnerary.
Haemoptysis, Cystitis, Haematuria, Enuresis, Prostatic enlargement, Prostatitis, Incontinence, Urethritis, Oedema associated with menopause or arthritis.
BHP specific, for Inflammation or benign enlargement of the prostrate gland, Urinary incontinence and enuresis in children (strengthens urinary system).
Herbal extract: 15-45mL per week.
Energetics: sweet, bitter, astringent Cooling. Dosha: PK- V+.
Meridians: kidney, bladder, lungs, liver, large intestine.
Caution: Toxic to cattle.