Horsetail Herbal Tea (Equisetum Arvense)


Diuretic | Digestive | Anaemia

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Horsetail Herbal Tea

Horsetail Tea is one of the natural formulas most used for women to regulate the menstrual cycle. It may also help to reduce fluid retention due to its diuretic potential. Find out more!

Ingredients: 100% Horsetail, plant (Equisetum Arvense).

Taste: smooth, slightly bitter.

Originally from the Northern Hemisphere, Horsetail is a plant belonging to the Equisetaceae family. That plant is rich in digestive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, toning, healing and diuretic properties. It is considered an excellent ally in the treatment of urinary infections and gonorrhoea. Enriched with vitamin C and potassium, horsetail can help fight anaemia, arthritis, fluid retention and gastric ulcer. In addition, it can contribute to the swelling of the eyes and the reinforcement of the defences.

The scientific name “Equisetum” derives from the junction of the Latin words “equi” (horse) and “setum” (tail). In the 18th century, the use of horsetail was recommended for the treatment of kidney stones. As a rule, horsetail stalks are used for tea consumption. Due to its aesthetic characteristics, horsetail was very often used for ornamental purposes in gardens. This herbaceous plant with a slightly bitter aroma appeared about 600 to 250 million years ago. However, only 20 species of horsetail are still active today.

This medicinal plant is adept in humid environments and is applied near places with water. If you intend to grow it, it is recommended that you monitor its development so that it does not take the form of a weed. With a high quantity of mineral salts, horsetail is a plant that can be used in infusion as a fungus repellent in gardens.

Water temperature: 100º

Infusion time: 5 to 10 minutes.

Recommended quantity: 1 dessert spoon of Horsetail per cup of tea (250 ml). You can consume 3 to 4 cups a day. The first one to be taken in the morning on an empty stomach. The others should be taken at the end of each meal.

How to prepare: add 1 dessert spoon of Horsetail to 250 ml of boiled water. Then cover the container in which you made the mix and leave it to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Finally, strain and let it cool a little before drinking.

Store in a dry (max. 20º) and cool place (max. 60% humidity).

Warnings: Consumption of horsetail tea is not recommended for pregnant women, toddlers, and people suffering from heart or kidney dysfunction. Excessive consumption may cause vitamin E deficiency, abdominal distension and diarrhoea. For best results, a healthy lifestyle is recommended.

NOTE: The image shown was made in our company, however, the cut typology and dimensions of the plant may vary from supply to supply or time of year.

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