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|Cat Given Name :||Horsetail|
|Other Name(s) :|
Horsetail does not flower. It is a perennial with dark green, hollow stems and shoots, resembling asparagus in the beginning. As the plant dries, crystals form into stems and branches that looked like feathery tails, giving the plant its name. Each segment is a quarter to half inch long.
When consumed, the juice found inside the stem can be used to ease the gut and lessen coughs. When applied outwardly, the same liquid reduces inflammation and swelling. As it must be used fresh it makes a fine summer alternative to herbs that can be stored.
|Complaints :||Burn, Broken Bone (Open), Abrasion, Blackcough, Broken Bone (Closed), Chronic Cough, Dislocated hip, Dislocated shoulder,|
|Collecting & Storing Juice|
|When to Collect||:||Early New-leaf to Late Leaf-fall|
|How to Collect||:||Must be gathered fresh. Pick at base of stalk.|
|How to Preserve||:||N/A - The liquid dries quickly once exposed to air, as do the stalks once picked.|
|How to Store||:||N/A - Horsetail Juice must be used fresh.|
|Detailed Usage Information|
|Juice||:||Consume as tonic for constipation.|
|Juice||:||Consume as tonic for intestinal infections|
|Juice||:||Apply to wounds to reduce inflammation.|
|Juice||:||Consume as tonic to lessen coughs.|