Horsetail is a descendant of larger plants that grew 270 million years ago during the carboniferous period. It belongs to the Equisetaceae family and is a relative of the fern. It grows in moist, rich soils in all parts of the world except Australasia. The use of Horsetail as a herbal remedy dates back to Ancient Greek and Roman times where it was used to heal wounds, bones and as a natural diuretic. Horsetail is well known in herbalism as a source of silicon, especially in the assimilable form of silicic acid, which may explain its persistent traditional use for bone and connective tissue health.
Indigo Herbs is delighted to offer three Horsetail products; Horsetail Tea, Horsetail Tincture and Horsetail Powder.