The horsetail is an excellent plant to combine with other health and beauty treatments, as it helps us fight the fluid retention that causes swelling in certain areas of the body while providing essential minerals to have a skin and a beautiful and healthy hair.
The horsetail (Equisetum arvense) gets its name because of the similarity it has with this part of the equine. This wild shrub is common in areas of high humidity, near rivers or springs.
Horsetail stands out for its high silicon content, which is presented with a level of bioavailability ideal for the body. It also contains other minerals such as potassium or magnesium and is rich in flavonoids and tannins.
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In this article, we explain the secrets of this amazing plant so that your health and your appearance benefit from them and eliminate cellulite.
SKIN, CONJUNCTIVE TISSUE AND BONES
The latest research on the role of silicon in the body, have given that this trace element is found in the skin, nails, teeth, cartilage, ligaments and bones. In these tissues it stimulates the regeneration of the collagen and elastin fibers that they form and which, with age, lose consistency and elasticity. Silicon favors the reconstruction or regeneration of our tissues.
Wrinkles and stretch marks of the skin
After one passes of a certain age, after pregnancy, of obesity, it improves the flaccidity of the skin and makes it recover a smooth and elastic appearance both taken in infusion and applied in compresses.
Fragile or brittle nails
Take daily horsetail.
Apply compresses on the breast and drink tea twice a day. It will give firmness and tonicity to the breast tissues.
Varicose ulcers, abscesses, eczema and conjunctivitis
Applied in compresses of boiled grass gives very good results for its healing properties.
Silicon stimulates the activity of osteoblasts and fibroblasts, connective tissue cells that synthesize collagen fibers form the matrix of bones.
Rickets, fractures and decalcification
Silicon facilitates the assimilation and fixation of calcium in bones.
Its eliminating effect of liquid through the kidneys makes it useful against diseases such as: Edema, Kidney Lithiasis, Urinary Infections, Gout and Excess of Uric Acid.
Arthrosis (degeneration of the articular cartilage)
Horsetail because of its silicon content and its depurative effect, is possibly one of the few background treatments that exist today for this difficult disease.
The Horsetail has a remarkable hemostatic effect, both applied and ingested. Good in bleeding hemorrhoids, gastric hemorrhages, ulcers and bronchial hemorrhages.