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Nom scientifique : Equisetum arvense

Synonyms : shavegrass, bottlebrush

Part(s) used


Principal constituents

Silica, saponins, flavonoids

Recognized therapeutic effects

Internal use

  • Promotes remineralization
  • Promotes the consolidation of fractures

Internal use

  • Treatment of post-traumatic edema
  • Treatment of lower urinary tract infections
  • Treatment of kidney stones
  • Used as a diuretic

External use (as a decoction added to bath water)

  • Promotes healing of minor wounds
  • Relieves certain skin irritations (eczema)


  • Heart or kidney failure
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Children 12 and under

Drug interactions

  • None documented

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