Horsetail Equisetum arvense L.
A few words about an very, very old traditional herb.
Has been used externally in shampoos and to strengthen hair and nails,to treat wounds and to stop bleedings
As tea is has been used together with dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)for urinary tracts complaints, and to relieve PMS[menstruation complaints]. water retention]
It may be helpful for BPH [prostate], decreasing nocturia [frequency of night urination and for osteoporosis especially in women.
An ointment has been shown quite effective for the healing of diabetic foot ulcers.
The dried herb is very rich in silica and has been used in the past for polishing metals.