Horsetail (Shavegrass) Cut & Sifted, ORGANIC
(Equisetum arvense L.)
Loose Herbal Tea
Horsetail is also known as scouring rush, shavegrass, bottlebrush, or pewter wort. Because of its large quantity of silica, it was used to clean metal. Our horsetail consists of the sterile, aerial parts harvested in the summer months between June and August.
Botanical name: Equisetum arvense , Equisetum arvense L.
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.
Safety: Equisetum arvense should not be used by persons with cardiac or renal dysfunction. Not recommended for long-term use or use by children. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 2 tsp. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.