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Latin name : Equisetum Arvense
Part : Sterile green stems
Amount : 100 g or 454 g (1lb)
Properties : Horsetail powder, rich in silica, nourishes hair and nails. Internally, it is a plant that reduces joint pain. It is also a diuretic, mineralizing and alkalizing.
Precautions : Do not take at the same time as a synthetic diuretics. Do not give horses (causes thiaminase that destroys vitamin B1 in these mammal). Avoid during pregnancy (too diuretic). Avoid in the event of kidney failure or other chronic kidney disease. Short -term plant. In the long run, it causes vitamin B1 deficiency (even if it contains).
Plant powders' uses: In capsules, in food, in smoothie, in pastilles and energy balls, then externally (cosmetics, ointments, poultices). Unless exceptional, plant powders are not soluble in water, although several molecules they contain. For better results, it is preferable to extract these molecules in water, alcohol or in oil (certain molecules are fat -soluble). For more information, the Schools Flowers offers an introductory workshop and an à la carte course on the manufacture of therapeutic products.
We advise to consult a health professional before using medicinal plants, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or under medication.
Information on this website has not been assessed by Health Canada and does not replace the opinion of a health professional. She is only informative.