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  • Shavegrass Herb - Horsetail, Equisetum arvense

Shavegrass Herb - Horsetail, Equisetum arvense, cut and sifted Organic, Starwest brand, 1lb

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Product Description




CODE 6705-0

Other Name

Shavegrass Herb
Horsetail Herbs
Scouring rush
Bottle Brush

Botanical Name Equisetum arvense
Pack Size
One Pound (1 lb.)
Origin Croatia
Product Properties


About Horsetail

Horsetail is strongly astringent and has been used for both internal and external wounds. It has been used as a diuretic aiding kidney infection, dropsy, and gravel, and is beneficial to the prostate. Horsetail helps facilitate the use of calcium in the body. It increases the production of of urine and shrinks inflamed mucus tissue.

Studies have shown that fracture bones will heal much faster when horsetail is taken. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids while taking this herb.

Additional Information

Chinese medicine is a 5,000 year old art and science. Diagnosis and prescription require a trained professional. If your symptoms do not improve, please consult your acupuncturist, doctor of oriental medicine, or physician.

The information here is intended for information only. It is not to be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or to be used in place of medical supervision. Consult with your naturopathic doctor or health care professional. The FDA has not evaluated these statements and products, and they are not intended for the prevention, treatment, cure, or mitigation of disease.

Please note: 
Definitions of the following forms which are products are sold in.

Powdered Concentrates 5:1 Ratio of an herb in Powder form.  100 gram container size.(3.5 oz)
This has been processed, and usually has dextrin added.
Powdered Herb This is the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of the herb, which has been Powdered into a fine mesh which usually can be put into capsules.  Most of the Powders herbs are in a 1 pound size, unless otherwise noted.
Cut and Sift This the herb, root, berry, twig, or any form of herb cut into manageable pieces. In general about 1/4 thick.  Size of herbs are 1 pound containers
Whole In very rare occasion herbs are whole, for example the Reishi Mushroom, Noto Ginseng, Mandrake, and Marigolds. Size of herbs are 1 pound containers.  If concerned please call.
Teapills These are small pills which have already been formulated and made into small pills.  Usually the size of small peas. The teapills are swallowed whole. The formula is usually based on Ancient Chinese Medicine.
Capsules Are Gelatin Capsules, unless noted as vegetarian capsules.  Please see each individual product for further information
Tablets Are a hard tablet ranging in various sizes. Please see each individual product for further information
Extracts An extract is produced by adding alcohol to an herb and letting the medium activate the components of the herbs, as well as to preserve the herbs
Loose Leaf The herb is not in a teabag.  It is loose in the packaging.  Sizes of the leaf vary from 1/4 inch to 1 inch depending on herb and brand.


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