CW Apothecary is one of the leading suppliers of Horsetail (Shavegrass). Horsetail, is known as a living fossil because it is the only surviving species in its genus. The plant gets its common name from the fact that the erect stems resemble a horse's tail. The fresh aerial parts of the herb are eaten as a spring vegetable, while the dried herb is used for teas and as a bath herb.
Horsetail (Shavegrass) has a weedy and grass like look with a slightly sweet scent. Used in water-based infusions in homemade shampoos and conditioner. Infuse in oil for use in creams, lotions and balms.
Active Compounds: Minerals: Silicic acids and silicates, Potassium, Sulphur, Manganese, Magnesium; Flavonoids: Quercetin glycosides; Phenolic acids, Alkaloids, Equisetonin, Phytosterols: Cholesterol, Isofucosterol, Campesterol; Tannins.
Benefits: The benefits of Horsetail (shevegrass) are High in Nutrients and Antioxidants, Fights Illness and Infection, Has Diuretic Properties, Supports Hair, Skin, and Nail Health, and might have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Suggested Uses: Horsetail (shevegrass) is mildly bitter, but lacks flavor otherwise. Sprinkle over cooked vegetables, pasta and other foods. Combine with other herbs to improve taste in tea blends. May be encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
Harvesting: Harvest the green stalks spring thru early summer while the leaves are still up and bright green.
Recipes: Add 1 cup of water to 2 to 3 teaspoon of Horsetail (Shavegrass) and raw honey. Bring water to a boil, add the herbs, cover, turn the heat down and let steep for 5 min, then turn heat off. Keep covered and let steep for 15 min. Add your honey. Strain and drink.
Warnings: Those with kidney disorders or thiamine deficiency should avoid horsetail. Do not consume if you are pregnant or lactating.
|NAME OF HERB
|PLANT PART USED
||Cut and Sifted
||Shamegrass, Snake Grass, Horsetail, Scouring rush, equisetum, bottle brush.