Known for its healing properties, the Dutch horsetail is a plant used in many regions. However, as with many other plants, before including it in the treatment of any disease, according to your indications, it is recommended that the doctor be consulted. This prevents possible complications.The Dutch horsetail is a plant of the Equisetaceae family. Depending on the region where it is found, it may be known by other names, such as horse glue, straw grass, vegetable sandpaper, snake corn, horsetail and rat tail. The part used in natural medicine is the green shoots and stems.

medicinal properties

The Dutch horsetail is a plant that has medicinal properties including genitourinary astringent, anti-acne, antiblenorrhagic, anti-inflammatory, healing, diuretic, hemostatic, remineralizing, revitalizing and sebostatic effects.

This is only possible thanks to its active ingredients, composed of silicic and gallic acid, resins, potassium salts, thiaminases, isoquercytin, luteolin, kaempferol, saponins and alkaloids. Therefore, the list of nominations is quite extensive and can be used both internally and externally.

It is used to fight acne, prostate, bronchi and lung conditions; mouth ulcers; anemia; conjunctivitis; dysentery; edema; epistaxis; puerperal fever; wound; hemorrhoidal blood flows and chilblains. In addition, it is also used in the treatment of hematuria, hemoptysis, hemorrhage, nosebleeds, renal hypertension and inflammation.

The list of indications for the use of the Dutch horsetail does not stop there. That’s because it also serves to calcify fractures, combat metrorrhagia, helps to control obesity, hair loss, varicose and cancerous ulcers, bone problems and kidney diseases.

Dutch horsetail tea

Tea is one of the main ways to use Dutch horsetail for health. To prepare it, just separate a liter of water and a cup of herb. The first step is to bring the water to a boil, then add all the herb. Bring to a boil for about five minutes, turn off the heat and let it rest for another 10 minutes in a covered container.

After this time, use a sieve to remove all the Dutch horsetail from the liquid. The indication is that the daily consumption does not exceed three cups. Excessive consumption can lead to vitamin B1 deficiency in the body.

In addition to being used in the form of tea, the plant also serves as an ingredient in baths and compresses. To prepare the bath, take into account the proportion of 30 grams of herb for each liter of water.