A perennial grass that is dimorphic, having a fertile stem in the spring which dies back and is replaced by a sterile stem in early summer. The fertile stem is brownish in color, shorter and unbranched. The sterile stem is green with whorls of needle-like leaves and jointed stems. Also known as scouring rush, shavegrass, bottlebrush or pewter wort. Our horsetail consists of the sterile, ærial parts harvested in the summer months between June and August.
DirectionsTo prepare as a tea, pour 8 oz. boiling water over 2 tsp. of herb. Cover and steep for 5-10 minutes, strain and serve immediately.Safety Guideline: Equisetum arvense should not be used by persons with cardiac or kidney disease. Not recommended for long-term use or use by children. Do not exceed recommended serving size.
Botanical nameEquisetum arvense