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All-rounder with an intensive effect!

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.



      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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      • Wichtl M.: Tea drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. 5. Edition, Stuttgart 2009