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Horsetail Products

Horsetail Products

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. 

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Latin Name: Equisetum arvense

  • Long history of traditional use
  • Rich in silica
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch to ensure maximum freshness
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added
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Horsetail Powder 100g from Indigo Herbs is derived from extremely high quality Horsetail plants. With a long history of traditional use as a cleansing and beautifying herb, Horsetail Powder is rich in silica. This easy to use powder can be added to water, smoothies, juice or encapsulated. 

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herbal powder. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals. Please consult a Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Shave Grass, Joint Grass, Scouring Rush, Bottle Brush, Paddock Pipes, Horse Willow

Using Herbal and Superfood powders on a daily basis is simple, easy and can be really delicious. The simplest way is to rehydrate the powder in a little filtered water to make a shot, this can easily be prepared once, twice or three times per day if you are taking the herbs therapeutically. However sometimes the herbs can be bitter so the botanical powders can be added to a superfood smoothie instead of just water. The smoothie can be made with a base of nut milk, seed milk or non-dairy milk such as rice milk. Alternatively the main body of the smoothie can be created with fruit or vegetable juices. 

Additional superfood and herb powders can be added to fortify the smoothie with extra beneficial properties. The powders are largely dissolvable and can be scooped in and then blended, shaken or stirred until fully mixed with the liquid. Any true Superfood smoothie disciple would advise that the list of possibilities is endless with the goal to feel great and potentially replace a meal with this glass of super goodness. For full instructions go to our How to take Herbal Powders page.

Another option is to use a Capsule Machine that can be bought from the Indigo Herbs website. Filling capsules with your favourite herb has never been easier when you buy a Capsule machine. You can then be sure that the capsules you are taking are 100% pure ingredients without fillers added by some companies.

Horsetail Powder can be added to smoothies, encapsulated or mixed with a little water or juice.

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A typical dosage of Horsetail Powder is one to two grams up to three times per day. 

The plants used to make Indigo Herbs Horsetail Powder are harvested at peak potency. After the best examples have been selected, they are freeze dried before being milled into a fine powder. The Horsetail Powder is then tested for heavy metals and toxins before being made ready for shipment. 

Not recommended for diabetics or pregnant or breastfeeding women. 

If you are taking any prescription medications, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking Horsetail. 

Due to the effect that Horsetail has on certain vitamins and minerals in the body, long term use of Horsetail Powder is not advisable. Taking a break after a week of daily ingestion is highly recommended.

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5 out of 5by Lorna
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I bought this for another person but they seem happy with the product
4 out of 5by OTHMANE LAALEJ
3 July 2019
Good quality product
Solgar Vegetal Silica Vegetable Capsules (100 Veg Caps)
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  • Derived from natural plant source; Springtime Horsetail
  • Trace mineral
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, Kosher
 
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Solgar Vegetal Silica Vegetable Capsules (100 Veg Caps).

Solgar Vegetal Silica contains the silica rich herb Springtime Horsetail (Equizetum Arvense) and is one of Solgar’s Botanical range products.

Solgar’s Botanicals are carefully selected from plants growing in the wild or cultivated on special botanical farms. The finest, freshest botanicals are chosen based on a strict set of criteria such as the geographical origin of the raw material, the authentication of the species and the qualities of the raw material. Botanicals have been used by mankind since early history as the beneficial effects of food beyond their nutrient function have been recognised since early times. They have been used through centuries to maintain health and a lot of today’s medicines were originally derived from botanicals. Botanicals are still the basis for Chinese medicine and are important constituents of many European natural remedies. As Hippocrates said, ‘Let thy food be thy medicine, thy medicine be thy food’.

Silica is a mineral naturally occurring in the earth’s crust and the second most available mineral in the world. Solgar Vegetal Silica contains silica derived from the herb Springtime Horsetail, a native weed to North America and Europe.

Solgar Vegetal Silica is to be taken as 1 vegetable capsule a day, providing you with this important mineral derived from a pure and natural source.

All Solgar products meet our industry recognized “Gold Standard” for excellence. Made using naturally sourced ingredients and innovating since 1947, Solgar is your perfect supplement to good health – 98% of Solgar consumers recommend the brand.

1 capsule daily.

Each vegetable capsule provides: Raw Springtime Horsetail Powder, Vegetable Capsule Shell: hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, Springtime Horsetail Powdered Extract (8:1), Anti-caking Agent: vegetable magnesium stearate.

Horsetail Loose Leaf Tea 50g
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Latin Name: Equisetum arvense

  • Long history of use as a herbal remedy
  • Natural source of silica
  • Green tea taste
  • Re-sealable airtight foil pouch to ensure maximum freshness
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added

 

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Horsetail Tea from Indigo Herbs is made from exceptionally high quality Horsetail plants. Horsetail has been used as a folk remedy for centuries and is naturally rich in silica. Horsetail Tea can be made into a delicious herbal drink and taken as required. 

Indigo Herbs Horsetail Tea can be infused in boiling water and made into a delicious herbal tea that tastes like strong black or green tea. At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herb. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals. Please consult a Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Shave Grass, Bottle Brush

Making a delicious cup of tea with loose leaf herbs is simple and easy. Brewing loose leaves is a traditional art with many different styles and varying items of tea brewing equipment on the market. There are one cup teaballs that can be filled with loose leaves, flowers, and barks and submerged straight into a boiling cup of hot water and then left to infuse. The rule of thumb with brewing loose leaves is to allow them to fully release their beneficial aromatic phyto-chemical content.

This process is lovingly called brewing and takes 5-10 minutes so a tea cosy is recommended if you are using a pot. When making a pot of tea it is advised that you use one teaspoon of loose leaf tea per person and one for the pot. Any true tea maker who truly appreciates the art would recommend heating the pot first, and of course when the tea is fully infused it is absolutely necessary that the drinker sits down and takes a minute to enjoy! For full instructions go to our How to make Herbal Tea Page.

Horsetail Tea can be made into a hot drink by decocting the Horsetail into boiling water. Use 2-3 teaspoons per cup of boiling water and steep for 5 -10 minutes depending on taste. Then strain and serve.

The plants that are used for Indigo Herbs Horsetail Tea come from plants that are grown specifically for the use as tea. The Horsetail plants first reach maturity before they can be cut and dried in semi shade. Only the best prime examples of the leaf are used in our tea. The plant matter is then slow dried out of direct sunlight and tested for pollutants before being made ready for shipping.

Not recommended for diabetics or pregnant or breastfeeding women. 

If you are taking any prescription medications, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking Horsetail. 

Due to the effect that Horsetail has on certain vitamins and minerals in the body, long term use of Horsetail tea or tincture is not advisable. Taking a break after a week of daily ingestion is highly recommended.

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5 out of 5by Mirela-Lucia Sauca
27 September 2019
Fast service, good quality herbs
3 out of 5by Sibilla
31 July 2019
Tea it's good.. But a bit bland
5 out of 5by Gniewko Celmer
13 July 2019
very good service
5 out of 5by karen hills
30 April 2019
Amazing delivery - I got it the next day, even though I ordered it the day before in the afternoon! Amazing product too, I am definitely feeling the benefit. Thank you!
5 out of 5by lornaharveyfrank
26 January 2019
The leaves and stems are a nicely proportioned size so it is easy to get a good amount of tea with one spoonful. Not bitty or dusty either! Very nice packaging too
Horsetail Tincture 100ml
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Latin Name: Equisetum arvense

  • Long history of traditional use
  • Natural source of silica
  • Horsetail Tincture is the active constituents of Equisetum extracted into ethanol (medical alcohol)
  • This traditional method maintains and preserves the naturally-occurring constituents found in the plant. It extends the shelf life for up to 4 years
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Packaged in a brown glass bottle with dropper
  • Extraction Ratio 1:3, Alcohol Volume 45%
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Horsetail Tincture 100ml from Indigo Herbs. Found mostly in the northern most parts of the Americas, horsetail is considered a living fossil in a plant family all of it's own. This herbal tincture comprises of the best examples of horsetail extracted into tincture form and can be added to water and taken daily.

Horsetail Tincture can be added to a little liquid and taken daily. At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herb. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of nature’s healing botanicals. Please consult a Herbal Practitioner as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Shave Grass, Bottle Brush

Taking herbal remedies in a Tincture or Fluid extract preparation is simple and easy. The tincture can be measured out in a small ml measuring cup, medicine cup or spoon, and the tincture can be taken directly.

However some people do find the bitter tincture taste to be too strong, so it may be a good idea to dilute the drops in water or fruit juice. For children, the elderly, those with a sensitive constitution or those avoiding alcohol, the alcohol can be evaporated from the tincture. This can be done by putting the drops in boiling water and leaving for 10 minutes to evaporate. For full instructions go to our How to take Herbal Tincture page.

Horsetail Tincture can be added to water or fruit juice and taken when required.

Traditionally Taken: 2-3ml taken 2-3 times per day, or as directed by a Herbal Practitioner.

For Hair: Mix 3 to 4 drops of Horsetail Tincture with 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil. Massage onto the scalp to promote blood circulation and strengthen hair follicles.

20 drops from the glass dropper equals approximately 1ml.

The plants used to make Indigo Herbs Horsetail Tincture undergo stringent checks to ensure they develop to their fullest potential, whilst adhering to exceptionally high quality standards. After careful selection and cleaning the plant matter undergoes a process of cold percolation in order to extract the active constituents into tincture form. The cold percolation method employs a gradient circulation of the solution which keeps the plant ingredients in perpetual contact with the ethanol. This technique is faster and more efficient than maceration and ensures there is less waste of precious plant materials. This premium quality product is manufactured to GMP standards and Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs. It is 100% pure botanical ingredients, completely free of synthetic ingredients with absolutely nothing added.

Not recommended for diabetics or pregnant or breastfeeding women. 

If you are taking any prescription medications, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking Horsetail. 

Due to the effect that Horsetail has on certain vitamins and minerals in the body, long term use of Horsetail tea or tincture is not advisable. Taking a break after a week of daily ingestion is highly recommended.

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5 out of 5by Sandra Kendall
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Very good product the silica is good for my nails.
Buddha Teas Horsetail Infusion Tea 18 Bags
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  • Pure Organic Horsetail
  • No Additives or Fillers
  • All Natural & Organic
  • 18 Bleach Free Tea Bags / Box
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Horsetail comes from a unique feathery reed-like plant with a history that goes back to prehistoric times. It is light in flavour and aroma. Fossil records of horsetail detail the history of this remarkable plant. With its growth dating back to prehistoric times, horsetail is frequently called a living fossil. These plants are long and thin, like reeds, and bear skinny leaves that give it a wispy appearance, much a brush. The origin of its name is rather debated. Most believe the name refers to its resemblance to a horse tail, but it is also possible to have come from one of its historic uses, when the branches were tied to a horse’s tail to chase away flies when flicked. Horsetail was also employed as natural brush used to clean cookware. However, it was mainly used as an ingredient for cooking, served raw or cooked like asparagus. Once dried, it makes a light herbal drink.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

Use 1 bag per cup and infuse for 3 - 6 minutes.

Organic Horsetail

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5 out of 5by Melina and Robin Gooding
27 November 2019
I have been recomended to drink Horsetail tea by my doctor to reduce the swelling after my operation. I have been drinking this tea for one week now and I am happy with the results. The post-op swelling is gone.
5 out of 5by Mrs Inita Snaidere
22 October 2019
Excellent!
5 out of 5by Clare Wilson
16 July 2019
Perfect product and arrived quickly and in order
4 out of 5by Swanna
18 June 2019
Quite mild tasting, similar to nettle tea. Good, but quite pricey.
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