Horsetail – Young shoots
- Urinary / genital – powerful diuretic, does not spare potassium
- Astringent, for bleeding and leucorrhea
- Musculoskeletal – bone, ligaments/tendons, cartilage, connective tissue
- Skin – collagen
Equisetum arvense is a plant with astringent properties and is recommended as a remedy to stop bleeding.
The plant’s mineralising actions in healing bones and strengthening connective tissue are thought to be due to silicic acid. Silica is also important in bone structure by promoting the fixation and the maintenance of calcium inside the bone. It also has anti-inflammatory and restructuring properties (tendonitis / muscular tear / articular prosthetic surgery).
It also has diuretic properties, and increases the urinary volume (key remedy in weight loss programs).
It is also a vascular protector – Silica promotes the proliferation of elastic fibres (maintains the elasticity of arteries / veins).
Digitalis – Digitoxin: Do not use conjointly (may cause a loss of potassium due to its diuretic action – increasing the risk of digitalis toxicity)
Equisetum arvense: High dosage may cause symptoms of nicotine overdose. Its use is proscribed for smokers and people using nicotine patches or
Lithium: Be prudent when using conjointly with Lithium (allopathic), the diuretic action of the Horsetail may affect serum concentrations of the medication therefore causing a risk of intoxication.
Gemmotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that uses buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs. Gathered in the spring at a key stage of their natural growth cycle, buds and young shoots are freshly handpicked and put in maceration in a solution of water, alcohol and glycerin to extract all their active principles.
Ingredients | Each drop contains:
Equisetum arvense* (Horse tail young shoots) (extract 1:20 … 2.5 mg) 0.05 ml
Non-medicinal ingredients: alcohol, water, glycerin.
*Organic certification by Certisys-BE1
Adults and children > 12 years 5-15 drops daily, between meals, pure or diluted in water, or as directed by a health care practitioner.
- Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
- Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless directed by a health care practitioner.
- Do not use with Digitalis or Digoxin.
- Do not use if safety seal is broken.
- Keep out of reach of small children.
For more information please consult your health care practitioner.