Dried Horsetail (Shavegrass)
Horsetail, also known as Shavegrass and Snake Grass, is known as a living fossil because it is the only surviving species in its genus. The plant genus its common name from the fact that the erect stems resemble a horse's tail. Weedy and grass-like with a slightly sweet scent. Use water-base infusions in homemade shampoos and conditioner. Infuse in oil for use in creams, lotions and balms.
The fresh aerial parts of the herb are eaten as a spring vegetable, while the dried herb is used for teas and as a bath herb.
Active Compounds: Minerals: Silicic acids and silicates, Potassium, Sulphur, Manganese, Magnesium; Flavonoids: Quercetin glycosides; Phenolic acids, Alkaloids, Equisetonin, Phytosterols: Cholesterol, Isofucosterol, Campesterol; Tannins.
Those with kidney disorders or thiamine deficiency should avoid horsetail.
For external use only.
Store in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
Comes packaged in a clear zip lock bag.
Country Of Origin: Europe
INCI: Equisetum arvense