Horsetail Extract

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Botanical Name: Equisetum telmateia
Extraction: 1:3 Fresh Aerial Portion
Alcohol Percent: 50% - 60%
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Horsetail is an ancient plant with a recorded history dating almost 350 million years ago to the Devonian period. Before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, horsetail was as tall as a modern palm tree. Equisetum telmateia has since evolved and now reaches heights of approximately twelve inches. Horsetail is native to temperate climates across the Northern Hemisphere and loves to grow in moist soils.

This historic plant has a tradition of use in various ancient healing practices in support of the urinary system. Horsetail is also high in minerals and is often prepared in support of bone health. It even has a history of use in external practices by the ancient Greeks. Various tribes indigenous to North America would use the tea as a diuretic, kidney tonic, and a cough remedy for horses.

Horsetail is one of the most abundant source of silica in the plant kingdom and has even been employed to polish metal. The herb was graced with the common name "scouring rush" from this very application. Other uses of horsetail include as an ingredient in shampoos and skincare products.

Our horsetail extract is made by our expert team using fresh plant material and organic alcohol. Horsetail extract has a relatively neutral taste and astringent qualities. It can be utilized internally or externally such as in mixing the liquid extract with coconut oil and massaging into the scalp as a haircare practice. Horsetail tincture can be added to vinegars, spring tonics, or blended with other extracts such as raspberry extract or nettle extract.

Organic alcohol, water, and fresh horsetail aerial portion.

Packaging & Shipping
• 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper.

• 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper.
• 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.

Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.


Not for use in persons with kidney disease. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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