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Health Benefits of Horsetail

By Madhusudhan Tammisetti

Horsetail is a wonderful medicinal plant with a long list of health benefits. The plant is well-known for improving cognitive function, preserving bone health, relieving respiratory problems, and promoting excellent oral health. Horsetail also boosts immunity and functions as a detoxifier.

The herb has been used for thousands of years. The Greeks and Romans used the horsetail to absorb and store essential minerals that help the body function properly. It contains a variety of antioxidant components, as well as photochemicals and silica. It may be found in a variety of forms at many food stores. Liquid extracts and capsules are popular supplements of this plant. Its dried form may also be used to make tea. This nature's gift has a plethora of health benefits.

Protects Memory

The plant not only helps the digestive system's health, but it also has a number of cognitive-enhancing properties. So, it may help prevent and treat numerous cognitive problems that come with aging, such as Alzheimer's disease and dementia. According to some studies, a shortage of silica causes poor memory and brain function. Consuming horsetail may provide a significant quantity of silica, which helps prevent cognitive deterioration.

Good for Nail Health

Another benefit of using horsetail is that it aids in the preservation of excellent nail health. Horsetail may make your nails stronger and longer if you use it on a regular basis. In a pot of boiling water, dissolve two tablespoons of dried horsetail. Allow 10 minutes for cooling before soaking your nails in the solution for at least 30 minutes. To get noticeable results, use this treatment at least thrice a week.

Prevents Cancer

Horsetail is thought to be a good source to prevent cancerous substances from taking over the body. Horsetail is suggested to decrease the damage caused by free radicals since it's high in antioxidants that assist in draining toxins out of the body.

Free radicals are formed because of the cellular respiration that cause inflammation, organ damage, and pain. They're also linked to a variety of degenerative illnesses. Mutation of cells, which would normally lead to the formation of cancerous cells, is prevented because of the antioxidants found in horsetail.

Shiny Hair

In addition to healthy skin and stronger nails, horsetail has healthy hair benefits. Adding horsetail essential oil to shampoo may help in strong, unbreakable, thick, and healthy hair without using harsh chemicals. After each wash, the hair will be softer and more lustrous. To improve the quality of the hair, you may apply it to the hair or drink its tea.

Many people are found to be sensitive or allergic to the herb. Consult your doctor if you experience any allergic reactions.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in McAllen, Tex.

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