Horsetail in Liquid Joint
Horsetail? Ok, I am only an amateur herbalist so I had to do some reading up on this one. Horsetail grows all over the world but it loves the cool damp woodlands of the Pacific Northwest. If you are a hiker, you have probably seen it many times, as I have. I didn’t know until recently that it was traditionally a medicinal plant.
This is prehistoric plant with a long history of medicinal use in many cultures. It was used as a diuretic to increase urination and according to Wikipedia “In herbalism it used to treat kidney and bladder problems, gastro-enteritis, and prostrate and urinary infections.” But it is much more that that. Because it contains silicon, potassium and calcium, Wikipedia reports that “it is prescribed to care for conjunctive tissues (cartilage, tendons, and bones).”
This is another traditional medicinal herb that medical science is just beginning to explore. Pubmed reported a number of studies being done on Field Horsetail (Equisetum arvense). The benefit of using this herb in our Liquid Joint is that it combines the anti-inflamatory properties of being a diuretic with properties that build and strengthen cartilage, tendons and bones.
At Goji’s and More, we hope to hear from some of you who suffer from arthritis, and let us know how well this works for you.