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Benefits of Horsetail And Its Side Effects

Horsetail is a greatly efficient herb that curbs serious health problems like cancer and diabetes. It improves the cognitive functions, strengthens the bones, reduces inflammation, detoxifies the body along with ensuring oral health. It renders healthy hair and skin in addition to strengthening the body’s immune system.

Benefits of Horsetail And Its Side Effects

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Horsetail
Nutritional Value of Horsetail
Health Benefits of Horsetail
Prevents cancer
Improves skin health
Boosts the immune system
Cures diabetes
Addresses respiratory issues
Renders strong bones
For healthy hair
Enhances cognitive abilities
Provides relief from inflammation
Enhances kidney health
Alleviates piles symptoms
Uses of Horsetail
Side-Effects & Allergies of Horsetail
Cultivation of Horsetail

Horsetail

Horsetail, also known as snake grass dates back to around a hundreds of million years ago. It gets its name due to the fact that the plant roughly resembles the shape of a horse tail. Some species of the plant are poisonous while most of the remaining are loaded with health benefits.

Nutritional Value of Horsetail

Horsetail contains some extremely rare minerals and unique organic compounds. Silica which is the mineral most required to strengthen bones is largely found in horsetail. It also contains antioxidants and phytochemicals that efficiently equip horsetail as a herb to naturally tackle a myriad of health problems.

Health Benefits of Horsetail

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Horsetail
Health Benefits of Horsetail

Prevents cancer

Horsetail is composed of antioxidants that are highly competent at reacting with the free radicals that can give rise to conditions like inflammation, wearing of organs, pain and degenerative diseases. The same antioxidants also ensure that the normal body cells do not mutate into cancer causing cells.

Improves skin health

Composed of powerful skin care agents, horsetail finds usage extensively in the preparation of cosmetics and beauty products. Owing to the presence of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, silica and some other compounds, horsetail proves to be highly useful in enhancing skin health.

Boosts the immune system

Horsetail is also equipped with antibacterial and antiseptic properties that enable it to protect the body from a foreign invasion of pathogens and microbes that may prove harmful for the body. It thus strengthens the immune system especially at a time when it tends to be at its weakest; in the event of an infection or common fever.

Cures diabetes

Horsetail is widely known to balance the insulin levels in the body. It manages the sudden and drastic fluctuation of the blood sugar levels in the body and is thus, a magical ingredient for people suffering from diabetes. It can be easily consumed in the form of tea however; prolonged usage is advised against without consultation with a trained physician.

Addresses respiratory issues

Horsetail in the form of tea is extremely useful to treat bouts of cold, cough and congestion. Acting as an expectorant, horsetail ensures that the breeding grounds of bacteria in the form of mucus and phlegm do not accumulate. Apart from alleviating inflammation, horsetail boosts the immune system and renders total relief from respiratory problems.

Renders strong bones

Horsetail contains silicon in abundant quantities which is an extremely rare yet important mineral required for strong and resilient bones. It improves bone density and is known to alleviate and eliminate the grave problem of osteoporosis.

For healthy hair

The rich minerals and composition present in horsetail, improve the quality and strength of the hair. It helps reduce hair loss, boost hair strength and hair follicle strength besides adding shine and luster to the hair. Horsetail is thus also widely used in a variety of hair products.

Enhances cognitive abilities

Horsetail is known to enhance the neural pathway efficiencies owing to its antioxidant properties. It also triggers the elimination of free radicals from the body enabling prevention from conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia while also boosting the brain functions.

Provides relief from inflammation

People suffering from an injury, gout, arthritis or other conditions that arise due to inflammation and/or swelling are advised to consume horsetail. Owing to the anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties present in horsetail, it is an extremely efficient herb to get rid of the problem.

Enhances kidney health

Horsetail ensures that all unnecessary toxins are eliminated from the body and that there are frequent urination urges. It thus, largely eliminates the uric acid that manifests the body with problems like kidney damage and kidney stones.

Alleviates piles symptoms

Owing to its anti-inflammatory properties, horsetail consumption alleviates the pain and reduces bleeding in conditions of piles. It eliminates constipation and significantly reduces hemorrhoids pain.

Uses of Horsetail

Horsetail is mostly used in the form of tea to tackle health problems such as diabetes, kidney problems, piles, cancer etc. It renders positive effects by improving bone strength, skin and hair health.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Horsetail

Horsetail is always advised to not be consumed over a prolonged period of over 2 months. Pregnant ladies and lactating women too are advised against using the herb without consulting with a medical professional.

Cultivation of Horsetail

Horsetail is distinguished by a single stem with non-photosynthetic leaves. It expands through pores and not seed and have been under use since ancient times in Roman and Greek cultures. The herb is commonly cultivated in North America. They require wet sandy soils for growth and needs abundance of water for its growth.

Popular Questions & Answers

Kindly suggest medicines because I have multiple kidney stones. 16 mm, 4.5 mm in one.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Tips- 1. Drink plenty of water 2. Don't eat fruits and vegetables with seeds like tomato, eggplant etc. 3.don't take calcium supplement 4.diuretic medicine consult privately for ayurvedic treatment.

I am facing sever hair loss, I do no why? Since I relocated to new area. My hairs are soo thin and I feel so sad, when I saw a more hair falls where ever I go. I can also see gaps between my hair lines and roots are not strong, it comes when I touch. Please tell me how to get rid of this.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Dear lybrate user avoid shampoos and perfumed oils ,use shika powder for hair wash and pure oils for massaging ,eat protein rich food ,more vegetables and whole fruits ,since hairfall is not just an external problem but depends on many internal causes from hormone to genes and on the top your constitution it needs a proper classical treatment for permanent cure

He is 21 years old. He is having dandruff from past few months. He had tried many of the homemade things and some anti dandruff solution. finally he had to shave his hairs totally. But still it hasn't gone. Can you please help to relieve the problem?

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Mezerium 30 take 1 drop 3 times x 7 day above is homeopathic medicine and available in homeopathic store also safe to take and no side effects for future management

How can I increase the volume of my hair with home remedies. Pls help me in this.

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Apply horsetails herbal hair oil. 100% cure from all kind of hair problems. Also cure many other head and eyes related problems. Also if you need more details and medicines you can consult us. We have medicine to cure any diseases. Hope that our suggestions are helpful for you. Thank you.

I need a homeopathic remedy to stop growth of white hairs. Could you please advice the remedy and the root cause of the issue.

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Take herbal oils like horsetails hair oil, amlaan hair oil, aloeraan hair oil. Also if you need more details and medicines you can consult us. We have medicine to cure any diseases. Hope that our suggestions are helpful for you. Thank you.

Popular Health Tips

7 WAYS TO KEEP FOR YOUR DOG S COAT - GLOSSY AND SHINY

B.V.Sc. & A.H.
Veterinarian, Rajkot

Once you know that your dog is in tip-top shape, here are some other things you can do to encourage his or her coat to come out shiny and soft.

  1. Omega fatty acid: These are full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids that help contribute to a healthy coat, plus they’re delicious to a dog! Add some to the dog’s food.
  2. Brush: Regular brushing stimulates the skin and hair follicles, which increases the natural production of skin oils that make the coat shiny. Brush your dog at least once every other day.
  3. Bath: How often depends on your dog, the length of the coat, and how dirty he or she gets. Bathing once a month is a good general guideline—often enough to keep the coat clean, but not so often that you’re stripping the coat of essential oils. Use a moisturizing shampoo that won’t irritate skin. Consider adding a natural conditioner afterwards—those that contain vitamin E are soothing to the skin and hair. Some owners use coconut milk on the pet’s fur for several minutes before bath time.
  4. A little oil: Stir one teaspoon to one tablespoon of vegetable oil into your dog’s food to keep the coat healthy. Try sunflower, flaxseed, olive, coconut, and safflower, but don’t give them too much—that can lead to diarrhea. Coconut oil may also help clear up skin conditions.
  5. Herbal remedies: Try horsetail, as it’s high in silica, which is essential in the maintenance of healthy and strong skin, bones, and fur. Spirulina is another natural ingredient that contains protein, B vitamins, and carotenoids. Be cautious, though, not to use too much. Check with your vet on dosage.
  6. Protection: Dogs who have no shelter from the elements and are kept outside most days will have coats that change to be more thick and dry simply to provide natural protection. You can just let it be for the colder winter months, or provide additional shelter to encourage a shinier coat.
  7. Oatmeal Bath: Dogs with dull coats often have skin problems, as well. An oatmeal bath helps sooth the skin, tame itching, and leaves the coat soft and shiny. Oatmeal contains vitamin E, so it works as a natural softener. Simply grind one-cup plain oatmeal into a fine powder, fill a tub with lukewarm water, add the powder and stir in until the water appears cloudy, then place your dog in the bath. Pour water on its back and head, avoiding the eyes, and massage for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
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Vitamin A natural herbal sources

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Integrated Medicine Specialist, Bangalore

Vitamin a enhances immunity, prevents eye problems and skin disorders. Important in bone and teeth formation. Protects against colds and infection. Slows aging process. Herbal sources: alfalfa, borage leaves, burdock root, cayenne, chickweed, eyebright, fennel seed, hops, horsetail, kelp, lemongrass, mullein, nettle, oat straw, paprika, parsley, peppermint, plantain, raspberry leaves, red clover, rose hips, sage, uva ursi, violet leaves, watercress, yellow dock.
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MD , MBBS
General Physician, Aligarh
11 cures for prostitis


Prostatitis is the inflammation of prostate glands that sits at the base of bladder surrounded by urethra. This gland helps in emptying the bladder using penis that is located in front of the rectum. Individuals suffering from prostatitis may have pain while urination, frequent urination at night, pain at the reproductive organ, fever and chills that may get severe if not properly treated.

The major reasons for this infection are bacteria, stress, immune disorder, trauma and other environmental activities. This disease occurs in four types namely – acute bacterial prostratitis, chronic bacterial activities, chronic pelvic pain syndrome and asymptomatic inflammatory prostratitis. There are various natural medications available for curing the inflammation of the gland successfully.

11 Tips To Cure Prostatitis Naturally

Pumpkin
Pumpkin seeds are the best natural cure for prostatitis that is widely used at homes. It has to be consumed along with milk or honey that works in improving the potency of men thereby overcoming inflammation

Goldenseal
A powerful antibiotic, Goldenseal is used in treating prostatitis for providing relief effectively. It kills the bacteria responsible for the problem that results in pacifying and healing of the urinary tract. This action also shrinks a swollen prostate, which causes pain during semen ejaculation.

goldenseal

Tomato
Tomato is a natural cure for prostatitis that helps in strengthening of prostate glands. It contains lycopene, a substance that improves the health of gland and acts against aging efficiently.


Palmeto
Considered as the magical herb, Palmeto provides relief from painful urination caused by the inflammation of prostate glands. On using the palmeto dosage, it clears the urinal tract, initiating the urine stream, heals pain in pelvic and testicular regions, decreases swelling and destroys the bacteria that caused the infection. Its predominant action makes it as the regularly used remedy for prostatitis.


Water
Consuming a large quantity of water daily reduces the complications caused in prostate glands. It is advised to take 8-10 glasses of water that increases the urination process thereby clearing the inflamed prostate and improving its health

Sesame
One of oldest natural cure for prostatitis is Sesame. Sesame seeds are soaked overnight in order to soften it. In the morning, people have to consume it by chewing the seeds that cures the inflammation of the gland effectively.


Vegetable Juices
Vegetable juices of carrot, spinach and beetroot play an effective role in overcoming prostatitis. Consuming carrot and spinach juice mixture helps in regulating the circulation that reduces swelling in tissues.

Another mix, spinach and beetroot juice of 100 ml has to be mixed with 300 ml that helps in minimizing the effects of prostate gland inflammation

Horsetail
Horsetail, which is also known as bottle brush is used in treating prostatitis related urinary issues. This natural cure for prostatitis is used as short-term treatment because its continuous exposure will cause thiamine and potassium deficiency

Red Grape & Red Berry
Both the fruit contains lycopene, which is important in the proper maintenance of prostate glands. It has to be consumed at an appropriate quantity that eases the irritation on prostate instantly.



Watermelon Seeds
Watermelon is the natural cure for prostatitis that contains unsaturated fatty acids in it. This helps in balancing the pH level in the urinary bladder and tract that is needed for strengthening prostate.


Turmeric
The extract of turmeric, curcumin has a powerful anti-toxin that helps in lessening the prostate inflammation. It has to be boiled in water and the filled out decoction has to be consumed twice a day helping the prostatitis sufferer big time.
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Table of Content

Horsetail
Nutritional Value of Horsetail
Health Benefits of Horsetail
Prevents cancer
Improves skin health
Boosts the immune system
Cures diabetes
Addresses respiratory issues
Renders strong bones
For healthy hair
Enhances cognitive abilities
Provides relief from inflammation
Enhances kidney health
Alleviates piles symptoms
Uses of Horsetail
Side-Effects & Allergies of Horsetail
Cultivation of Horsetail