Bulk Horsetail (Shavegrass) Cut & Sifted, Organic

Equisetum arvense
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Horsetail (Shavegrass) Cut & Sifted, Organic

1/4 Pound:  $6.30 Pound:  $14.00 buy now  

Horsetail is an ancient plant with a long history of recorded use and fossil evidence to suggest it existed millions of years ago.

The succulent stems of the plant, which look a bit like horse tails, are the richest source of natural silica known. This feature, combined with the abrasive texture of dried stems from the crystallization of silicon, gave rise to the plants historical use to polish pewter and the nickname Scouring Rush.

Due to the high silica content in organic dried horsetail herb, it is used to make infusions for use in skin care preparations.

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information at a glance

approx cups to one pound15
active compoundsSilica
plant part usedAerial parts
processingcut & sifted

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips

storage tipsKeep in a cool place away from humidity and direct light.
appearance & aromaGrassy with a fresh scent.


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cosmeticInfuse in hot water or tincture for use in skin lotions, shampoos and other personal care products.
culinaryThe cut and sifted herb may be added to foods, like soups and stews. The herb may also be prepared as tea, or encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
industrialSilicon, the primary constituent in horsetail, has several industrial applications.
safetyAvoid this herb if you have a history of kidney disease.

flavor profile

cut & sifted, organic
horsetail / shavegrass

Mild and grass-like. Combine with lemongrass, gingerroot or other herbs to enhance flavor.

formulas & recipes

cut & sifted, organic
horsetail / shavegrass

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what else you should know

cut & sifted, organic
horsetail / shavegrass

Also known as Skeletonweed, Jointed Grass and Snakeweed, horsetail is an ancient North American plant that has evolved from a tree-sized species 325 million years ago to a persistent weed 1-4 feet in height. Because the herb was once used to scour pots and pans, it is also known as Scouring Rush.

The hollow stems of the plant are rich in silica, which is used in the food and beverage industries as an anti-foaming agent and clarifier. Silica is also essential for healthy skin, hair and nails. In fact, this naturally occurring element is involved in the synthesis of collagen. In addition to taking horsetail as a dietary supplement, infusions and extracts are used to produce various hair and skin care products.

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