Gemmotherapy Equisetum arvense (Horse tail)

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Latest Edit: Iva Lloyd, ND 2014-02-22 (EDT)

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Equisetum arvense or Horse tail, is a close relative of the fern, and is a non-flowering weed found throughout parts of Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. The plant is a perennial and has hollow stems and shoots that looks like asparagus. The aboveground parts of horse tail (fresh or dry) and mainly used for medicinal purposes. [1]

Key notes

Therapeutic actions

  • Stops bleeding and has astringent properties
  • Diuretic- increases urinary volume
  • Vascular protector- promotes the growth of elastic fibres and maintains the elasticity of arteries/veins

Clinical indications


  1. Ledoux Frank and Gueniot Gerard (2012) Phytembryotherapy: The Embryo of Gemmotherapy, Editions Amyris, Spain.
  2. Dr. Reckeweg (2012) Product Catalog, Bio Lonreco. Quebec.