No, It’s Not An Actual Horsetail.
Okay, So what Exactly IS Horsetail Extract?
Horsetail extract is a natural anti-aging compound and antioxidant derived from the above ground parts of the horsetail plant. Horsetail, or equisetum is a part of the fern family, and got its name because people thought that its branches resembled the tail of a horse. It’s been used for centuries for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties as well as its medicinal benefits. So what exactly does it do for your body? Let’s take a look.
Contains Anti-Aging Properties
Horsetail contains silica, a mineral that holds together our joints, bones, and skin, keeping them strong and resilient. Contrary to popular belief silica, including silica desiccant packs, are basically sand and not harmful to swallow. Silica helps with the production of collagen, a protein in your body that promotes strong and healthy connective tissue, including your skin! It is said to slow the signs of aging by reducing dryness and wrinkles. Additionally, horsetail’s powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help delay your skin’s aging process by fighting off free radicals, which can cause damage in the form of wrinkles and sagging skin.
Skin conditions like acne, rosacea, and eczema result from inflammation. Inflammation can cause the production of free radicals, which as mentioned above can wreak havoc on your body, including your skin. Horsetail’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help combat these free radicals as well as lower your skin’s inflammation and redness, reducing the effects of acne.
Treats Dandruff & Split Ends
Horsetail is commonly used to cure dandruff and treat split ends because it contains silica, which helps strengthen your hair. Simply add 4 drops of horsetail extract for every 2 tablespoons of olive oil and rub the mixture onto your scalp and hair. Leave it on for 10 minutes before washing off. Reapply every other day until the dandruff is gone.
Promotes Kidney Health
It is said that drinking 1 cup of horsetail tea a day will help cleanse the body of kidney and urinary problems. As a natural diuretic, horsetail aids in the reduction of water retention and swelling. Its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties also help remove both kidney and bladder stones, as well as treat bladder infections.
The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of horsetail help protect your body from harmful germs and foreign substances. These immune boosting properties also help fight infections and speed up your recovery process when you do get sick.
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