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9 Horsetail Benefits You Need To Know About

9 Horsetail Benefits You Need To Know About

Have you ever heard about horsetail? It is an ancient superfood that dates back to prehistoric times with superpowers like lowering inflammation, boosting your brain power, increasing your immune system, protecting your bones and much more.

But what is horsetail really? Why is it called horsetail? What are all these magical benefits it can bring to your health? Where can you find it? How do you use it? I bet you have lots of questions that we are here to answer.

    What Is Horsetail Plant?

    Did you know that horsetail goes back three hundred million years? It's true. Horsetail is a descendant of ancient plants of the Carboniferous period of prehistoric times. These plants grew as tall as trees. Its name comes from the obvious fact that it somewhat resembles a horse's tail.

    Horsetail, otherwise known as Equisetum, has been recommended by the Chinese for fevers, eye inflammations, dysentery, flu, swellings and hemorrhoids. It has also been recommended by Galen, a Roman physician for kidney and bladder troubles, arthritis, bleeding ulcers and tuberculosis

    Are Horsetail And Silica The Same Thing?

    Silica is one of the most interesting contents of horsetail. Because of silica, horsetail is often used to fix calcium imbalance and repair bones, collagen and other body tissues. Thanks to silica, it can be beneficial for preventing and helping with osteoporosis.

    Why Should You Use Horsetail?

    From ancient times to the present, horsetail brings you some powerful health benefits, including boosting your immune system, lowering inflammation, preventing cancer, protecting your bones, creating shining hair, giving you glowing skin, reducing your risk of diabetes, increasing your brain power and helping your kidneys.

    Benefits - What Horsetail Is Good For 

    Horsetail Can Prevent Cancer

    Because horsetail is high in antioxidants, it can prevent free radical damage, inflammation and cancer.

    Horsetail Can Boost Your Immune System

    Horsetail has antibacterial and antiseptic properties and can help increase your immune system and prevent and fight colds, flu and infections.

    Horsetail Can Lower Inflammation

    By lowering inflammation in your body, horsetail can help with the symptoms of arthritis, gout, physical injuries and muscle fatigue after workouts.

    Horsetail Can Protect Your Bones

    Because of its silica content, which is a key in protecting bone mineral density, horsetail can help protect and heal your bones and prevent osteoporosis.

    Horsetail Can Aid Your Cognition

    Horsetail can boost your brain power, increase your memory and help prevent Alzheimer's and dementia. 

    Horsetail Can Create Glowing Skin

    With the help of a mixture of antioxidants, inflammation-reducing properties, silica and other compounds, horsetail can reduce acne, eczema, psoriasis and create a clear and glowing skin.

    Horsetail Can Prevent Diabetes

    Horsetail can help balance your insulin levels and potentially prevent and help with diabetes

    Horsetail Can Protect Your Hair

    Because of silica, minerals and other organic compounds, horsetail can help strengthen your hair, reduce hair loss and create a beautiful shine.

    Horsetail Can Aid Your Kidneys

    Horsetail can help uric acid elimination, kidney function and the elimination of toxins from your body.

    How Should You Use Horsetail?

    Horsetail is a fantastic superfood that you can enjoy fresh in a tea, as an extract and as part of a delicious superfood mix, like Cacao Bliss.

    Fresh Horsetail Grass/Herb

    Fresh horsetail can be found by serious foragers and sometimes in health food stores where you can find dried horsetail as well. Fresh horsetail can be used for teas, for sore throats when gargled, for foot baths and as skin or hair treatment.

    Horsetail Extract 

    Horsetail exract can be found in health food stores and online. Using an extract, you can take less, but experience more potent benefits. You can add extract to smoothies, juices and baked goods and you can often find it as an ingredient in superfood mixes.

    Cacao Bliss

    How would you like to receive all the immune-boosting benefits of horsetail grass hidden in a warm mug of hot chocolate? Cacao Bliss is our brand new superfood blend with a base of nutrient dense, mood-enhancing raw cacao formulated with a few choice superfoods, including horsetail, coconut milk, turmeric, lucuma and more. You won't find a more delicious and healthy hot chocolate anywhere. Try yours today. 

    Horsetail Recipes

    Horsetail Tea

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup horsetail
    • 1 - 1.5 cups of water

    Instructions: Boil the water, add the horsetail in. Let it soak for 30 mins. Enjoy.

    Horsetail Skin And Hair Elixir

    Ingredients:

    • 1/4 cup horsetail
    • 1 tbsp lemon juice
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 drop stevia or 1 tbsp honey

    Instructions: Blend everything in your blender. Strain to get rid of the fiber. Enjoy.

    Horsetail Foot Bath

    Ingredients:

    • 8 oz of dried horsetail or 5 - 6 quarts of fresh horsetail
    • water

    Instructions: Add the plants to a pot of water that covers them. Leave it overnight. Soak your feet for 20 - 30 minutes. It can particularly help with tired feet after exercise.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. Can horsetail grow indoors?

    A. Horsetail can grow indoors in very moist soil with excellent light by the window.

    Q. Can horsetail raise blood pressure?

    A. Horsetail can raise your blood pressure, so if you have high blood pressure, avoid taking horsetail and talk to your doctor.

    Q. Can horsetail cause hair loss?

    A. No. Horsetail can actually protect your hair.

    Q. Are horsetail plants edible?

    A. Yes, they are. They are great as teas or as superfood extracts.

    Q. How do you grow horsetail?

    A. Choose a shady or partially sunny location in your garden. Make sure that you've added some manure or compost to your soil. Dig a hole as deep as the planting container and twice as wide, then put your plant in so the crown is ground level. Gently pack with native soil. Water immediately and make sure the soil is always moist.

    Q. How much horsetail should I take daily?

    A. Currently, there is not enough scientific evidence on how much horsetail is beneficial and safe to take daily. Follow the direction of your supplement and contact your healthcare professional if in doubt. Listen to your body and do not take horsetail long term. Horsetail contains a chemical called thiaminase. Thiaminase breaks down the vitamin thiamine, which can lead to thiamine deficiency long-term, so choose thiamine-free products or avoid long-term use.

    Conclusion

    Horsetail is a powerful and ancient superfood with unbelievable medicinal properties, including boosting your immune system, lowering inflammation, preventing cancer, protecting your bones, creating shining hair, giving you glowing skin, reducing your risk of diabetes, increasing your brain power and helping your kidneys. 

    Horsetail makes great teas, but the best and most economical way to take it is along with other powerful superfoods in a superfood mix, like Cacao Bliss. 

    Just drinking a warm mug of Cacao Bliss every day can help you receive the numerous benefits of raw cacao along with several other superfoods. Order yours today and share your results with us. We would love to hear your success stories.

    And remember, we're in this together.



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