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Horsetail (Shavegrass) (Cut & Sifted, Organic)

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 of the herb, horsetail is used to make infusions for use in skin care preparations.
Also Known As horsetail, shavegrass, common horsetail, field horsetail, corn horsetail, dutch rushes, horsetail rush, mare's tail, pewterwort, scouring rush, vara de oro, bottle brush, paddock pipes, dutch rushes
SKU 375

Certifications

Gluten Free No
Kosher Yes
Organic Yes

Ordering & Availability

Minimum Order Quantity 100 lbs

Properties

Application cosmetic - Infuse in hot water or tincture for use in skin lotions, shampoos and other personal care products.culinary - The 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.industrial - Silicon, the primary constituent in horsetail, has several industrial applications.safety - Avoid this herb if you have a history of kidney disease
Country of Origin Europe

Regulatory & Compliance

Allergens Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Eggs, Milk, Wheat, Soy, Fish, Crustacean, Sesame Seeds (Canada), Mustard (Canada)

Storage & Packaging

Pack Sizes 1/4 pound, 1 pound
Storage Instructions Keep in a cool place away from humidity and direct light.