riverine horsetail

horsetail (Equisetum arvense L.)

Riverine horsetail is a spore-bearing herbaceous plant representing the horsetail family (Equisetaceae). Other names: horsetail


Larger plant, reaching 1.5 m in height. The stem is thick with 9-20 smooth ribs, simple or with short branches. Sporonosit in June-July. It is traditionally found in swamps, banks of rivers and ponds, in swampy places.

Contains active substances:

Equisetin and saponins are found in the riverine horsetail grass.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of the herb is drunk for diseases of the kidneys and bladder, uterine bleeding, rheumatism, and aches. The plant is officially in homeopathy.

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