What is it?

We know as a “ponytail” a type of plant scientifically called “equisetaceae” or “equisetum arvense L”.

It can be known by different names due to the place in which it is used, including this: horsetail, carricilio, rat’s tail, horsetail, candalillo, cienudillos, pinillo, horssetail,

This type of plant grows in clay places and where there is a lot of humidity. Regarding its physique, its base is very similar to asparagus but dark brown in color, then it forms cones with its respective spores at the top. Then its shape changes, becoming a green and stylized plant.

These are the mineral salts it contains: potassium, aluminum and magnesium. And these are the phenolic acids: cinnamic, dicafeoyltartaric and caffeoilshikimic.

Horsetail Uses: 

A large number of applications have been found for this type of plant, both medicinal and herbal.

The oil that is extracted from the plant is applied cutaneously in order to try to delay wrinkles. It is also applied to the hair with the idea of ​​regenerating the lost keratin.

Moist compresses in infusion, it is applied in all bleeding wounds, herpes and even in ulcers of varicose veins. In infusion, it is used as water for daily use. In addition, it is considered to produce high benefits in diseases, such as bronchitis and tuberculosis.

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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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