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Horsetail is an herbal remedy dating back to ancient Roman and Greek medicine. It was traditionally used to stop bleeding, heal ulcers and wounds, and treat tuberculosis and kidney problems. It is healing to the stomach and intestinal ulcers because of its astringent action.  Horsetail has also been used as a diuretic. It is also used in the treatment of liver problems and diseases.

It has a high silica content which helps the body to assimilate calcium. Horsetail strengthens the hair, fingernails and teeth enamel. Horsetail has been suggested as a treatment for osteoporosis because it contains silicon, a mineral needed for bone health. It is used in the treatment of hair loss and to stimulate new hair growth.



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