Properties and application of horsetail in the recipes of folk medicine

Horsetail Field or Tolkachik is a valuable perennial herbaceous herb plant, up to 40 centimeters high, of the Khvoschev family. Has reddish, unbranched stems with a spikelet at the end, pointed upwards and has no flowers. The plant is unpretentious and therefore grows in any soil. Distributed in the territory of the CIS, except deserts.

  • chemical composition
  • Alkaloids
  • Acids
  • Flavonoids
  • Phenolic acids
  • Useful properties
  • Application
  • From
  • diarrhea for
  • immunity When gallstones
  • internal bleeding
  • From trophic ulcers
  • From boils
  • From depriving
  • From
  • dermatitis eczema
  • From fistula
  • With
  • Gastritis From gout
  • For rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis
  • From cystitis
  • With bowel disorder
  • From increasedof
  • from chronic cough
  • From dry cough
  • For hair
  • For weight loss
  • Application of extract
  • For bedsores, ulcers, eczema
  • For hemorrhoidal bleeding
  • For acne and seborrhea
  • Procurement and storage

Chemical composition

The chemical composition of this plant is very diverse, it includes:

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  • Nicotine.
  • Equisetin.
  • Tannins.
  • Resins.
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  • Oxalic.
  • Apple.
  • Linoleic.
  • Aconite.
  • Ascorbic.
  • Silicon.
  • Sitosterol.
  • Dimethyl sulfone.
  • . Akrotin.
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  • Quercetin-3-glucoside.
  • Kempferol-3-sophoroside.
  • Kempferol-7-diglucoside.
  • Apigenin-5-glycoside.
  • Quercetin.
  • Kempferol.

  • Saponarethin.
  • Naringenin.
  • Dihydroxempferol.
  • Dihydroquercetin.
  • Isoquercetin.
  • Luteolin-7-glucoside.
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  • P-oxybenzoic.
  • Protocatechic.
  • P-coumaric.
  • Vanilla.
  • Ferulovaya.
  • Coffee.
  • Apigenin.
  • Luteolin.
  • Genkvanin.
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Useful properties

Field horseshoe has the following properties:

  • Hemostatic.
  • Wound healing.
  • Strong diuretic.
  • Disinfectant.
  • Spasmolytic.
  • Antimicrobial.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • General restorative for the whole organism.
  • Anthelminthic.
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Application of

For the treatment of folk remedies, only vegetative shoots of horsetail are used.
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From diarrhea

Prepare powder from dried horsetail. Dissolve in boiled water with a calculation of 30 grams per liter. Take 150 grams in the morning and in the evening.

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For immunity

Mix a glass of boiling water and a tablespoon of horsetail. Infuse 1 hour. Strain. Divide into 3 parts and take during the day.

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For cholelithiasis

Wormwood( grass) and horsetail field mix in equal amounts. A teaspoonful of this mixture mixed with a glass of water, boil for 10-15 minutes. Strain, take a glass 2 times a day.

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With internal bleeding

20 grams of herb infuse for a long time in 1 liter of white wine. Take 100 grams on an empty stomach in the morning.

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From trophic ulcer

Grind dry horset to fall asleep in the wound, attach a washed and dried cabbage or a burdock leaf. Do 2 times a day until the ulcer clears.

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From the boils

4 tablespoons dry horsetail pour 2 glasses of water, boil for 15 minutes over low heat. Strain, cool. Treat affected skin areas.

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From depriving

4 tablespoons of herbs to pour 200 grams of boiling water, steamed for 10 minutes in a water bath. After half an hour, strain and smear the affected skin. After an hour, depriving the place of a tincture of tincture of birch buds. The procedure should be carried out every 3-4 hours.

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From dermatitis

3 tablespoons of raw material 1 glass of water, boil for 1-3 minutes, cool. Wipe affected areas of the skin.

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From eczema

100 grams of dry ground grass to pour 5 liters of boiling water. Let boil, boil for 10 minutes over low heat. Insist 2 hours. Apply this bath every other day for a month.

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From the fistula

With this disease, fresh horsetail juice, by which the wound is treated, helps.

Read also about the properties of acacia honey
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With gastritis

Grass horsetail, St. John's wort and chamomile, plantain leaves, valerian root blend in equal proportions, pour in literboiling water, insist half an hour. Take half a cup a day before dinner.

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From gout

1 tablespoon horsetail insist in a glass of cold water for a day. Strain. Take after meals 4 times a day.

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For rheumatism, arthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis

20 grams of dry herbs pour 200 grams of boiling water. To insist an hour. Strain. Apply as a compress to the sore spot.

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From cystitis

2 tablespoons of horsetail pour a liter of water, boil for 10 minutes. Insist in a warm place for 20 minutes, strain, squeeze the horsetail wrapped in cheesecloth and attach to the bottom of the stomach. Broth take a glass 2-3 times a day.

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For bowel disorder

30 grams of horsetail powder is dissolved in 1 liter of boiled water. Take as necessary.

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From excessive sweating

4 grams of horsetail herbs pour a glass of boiling water. Infuse for 2 hours. It is added to the bath.

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From chronic cough

20 grams of horsetail herbs to fill the floor with liters of warm water. Boil on low heat for 30 minutes.10 minutes to insist, strain, squeeze out the remains of grass and pour warm water until the initial amount of liquid. Take 150 grams 3-4 times a day.

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From dry cough

2 tablespoons of dried horsetail pour 1 liter of hot water. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 hours on a very low heat. Strain. Take as needed.

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For the hair

4 spoons of herb horset to fill in 3 liters of boiling water, cook over low heat for 30 minutes. Cool, drain, rinse with broth hair.

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For weight loss

1 cup of water mixed with 4 tablespoons horsetail. For half an hour, evaporate in a water bath. Then add 200 grams of water. Take an hour after eating a third of the glass.

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Application of

extract There is a pharmacy form of horsetail medicine that can be used for home treatment:

You can make teas, decoctions, infusions and additives to medicinal baths. Liquid extract can be purchased at the pharmacy. It is prepared on 60% alcohol by percolation.

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From decubitus, ulcers, eczema

The extract is mixed with butter or cosmetic Vaseline in a ratio of 1: 4.Lubricate affected areas of the skin several times a day.

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With hemorrhoidal bleeding

4 teaspoons of liquid extract pour 2 cups of boiling water. Take a small sip during the day.

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Acne and seborrhea

Wipe skin with liquid horsetail extract after washing.

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Along with useful properties, there are contraindications to the use of horsetail. It is necessary to carefully observe the dosage when taken in.

The plant is not used:

  • With nephritis, neurosis.
  • With high cholesterol.
  • For allergic reactions.
  • When pregnant.
  • For children under 8 years.
  • During lactation.
  • With high rates of blood clotting.
  • With exacerbations of the duodenum and stomach ulcers.
  • With individual intolerance.
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Harvesting and storage of

Collect horsetail shoots( 5-10 centimeters) without spike in summer in dry weather and quickly dry in fresh air. Store in boxes, papered, or in linen bags, until the stems lose their green color. It is stored for 4 years.

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