Overview

Horsetail is a plant. The above ground parts are used to make medicine.

People use horsetail for "fluid retention" (edema), urinary tract infections, loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence), wounds, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. Using horsetail can also be unsafe.

Horsetail is sometimes used in cosmetics and shampoos.

How does it work ?

The chemicals in horsetail may have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Horsetail contains chemicals that work like "water pills" (diuretics) and increase urine output.

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