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Horsetail with a variety of names, such as horsetail, horsetail, etc. , grows primarily in the temperate zones of the northern hemisphere. The sprouts of the plant harvested in summer are used.
Mineral components make up approx. 10 % off. 2/3 of this is made up of silica and silicates, 10 % of which are water-soluble. Small amounts of flavonoids and fatty acids as well as caffeic acid esters complement the range of effects of horsetail.
- The ingredients of horsetail have a stimulating effect on kidney activity, they are diuretic and also have an inhibiting effect on the growth of bacteria as a support for inflammatory urinary tract diseases.
- When used externally, alcoholic-aqueous extracts lead to a strengthening of the connective tissue due to the silica they contain. Unwanted water retention (edema) is eliminated and the skin's elasticity is improved.
- As an admixture in kidney and bladder teas for improved flushing and to support the treatment of inflammatory urinary tract infections.
- Also for improved drainage therapy to support kidney activity.
- In the form of diluted horsetail extracts to support the treatment of impure, inflamed acne skin.
- As a sitz bath for inflammation and diseases of the uro-genital tract.
- A full bath as an ideal addition to detoxification treatments or diets to improve skin circulation.
- As a result, there is an increased excretion of waste products and water accumulation in the skin.
- Leads to a visible and noticeable improvement in the elasticity and strengthening of the connective tissue.
RISKS & SIDE EFFECTS
In general, drugs to increase urine output should not be used as long-term therapy. In the case of febrile illnesses, major skin injuries, as well as heart failure and high blood pressure, the use of full baths should be clarified with a doctor.
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