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Horsetail May Help Improve Your Skin and Bone Health

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Horsetail Plant

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  • Horsetail has been distributed all throughout the world and has been used as an ornamental and medicinal plant
  • As a medicinal plant, its use dates back to the Roman and Greek civilizations, where it was believed to help treat ulcers, wounds and kidney problems
  • Horsetail is also important in biodynamic farming. It can be made into a spray to help protect plants from weeds, rot, pests and mildew, as well as to control and prevent fungal diseases

Horsetail, or equisetum, is a group of grass plants from the Equisetaceae family, a plant family that has been around for about 400 million years. Because of this, Equisetum has been deemed as a "living fossil," because its existence dates back even before the dinosaurs.


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