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Horsetail, also known as shavegrass, bottlebrush, scouoring rush, is a nonflowering perennial herb that can grow up to 3 feet tall. The stems are rich in silica which can help you heal broken bones. Many herbal beauty products use horsetail because it is a good conditioner for nails, hair and skin.
Growing Horsetail from seed is pretty much impossible since it's not commercially available, so you might want to try to dig up a plant from a meadow. Horsetail can be found throughout the entire Northern Hemisphere. Make sure you get the right horsetail since Marsh Horsetail is a very similar plant but the plant is very poisonous.
Plant horsetail in a moist, rich soil in full sun or partial shade. Make sure to keep the plant damp. Harvest the stems in June to the end of October.
Part used: Stems.
Don't use if you are pregnant, nursing or have a kidney disease. Horsetail can be toxic if used in excessive amounts.
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