What Is Horsetail Weed, Do You Really Want To Know?
Very odd things show up in the path when you’re actually searching for something completely different!
Browsing around, I was looking for information on childhood vaccines, and as odd as it is, I stumbled across this weed called Horsetail! If you’re anything like me, you’re asking the same question that I did, ” What is Horsetail weed ?”.
Being a weed; I know I must have seen it a million times in my life, but I was no way familiar, and I certainly had no idea what it was by name. Since I enjoy learning, I decided to plug it into the search and find out what this horsetail was really all about, and why I was finding it when searching for information about vaccines?
First things first…
The Weed With Many Names
Is this what science says… Equisetum?
Equisetum is the scientific name of this “Horsetail” weed, and is derived from Latin, and actually means horse bristle!
Though most call it Horsetail, it also has many other names like Snake Grass, Puzzlegrass, and Candock.
Horsetail is a living fossil and is the only living group of the entire class – Equisetopsida.
Supposedly, over one hundred million years ago, they dominated the vegetation beneath the canopy of the late Paleozoic forests – the great forests of the Paleozoic Era. The Equisetopsida were such large trees, they are thought to have reached as tall as 98 feet!!! That’s big!
Horsetail became the “umbrella” name for it’s entire group because of the horse tail resemblance. It naturally has an abrasive silica, and for thousands of years was used as sandpaper.
What I find super interesting is, according to the “talk of the town” so to speak, this plant is so old that a lot of the coal being burned today was actually once Horsetail!
The WOW! Factor…
First, this very attractive weed looks kind of like a beautiful, vibrant, but mini, pine tree. It can be planted as an ornamental in your garden due to it taking it’s sweet time becoming established. But watch out! Once it gets growing, it can take over.
The awesomeness of this plant is the fact that it has proven itself to be a very versatile, valuable, worthy weed!
So now you ask, “What is Horsetail good for?”.
Again, for thousands of years it has been used as sandpaper, but it doesn’t stop there. Today, people have found new uses for this gem. They have discovered that this weed actually makes a wonderful scrubber. To me, it looks a lot like a bottle brush which brings to mind my next point.
It’s so funny how we can always think of what to do with nearly anything! The mind is so amazing. The Horsetail weed has made it’s way into modern day dish washing. How so? Since people have discovered the use of this new scrub brush of a weed, it’s been proven to make your metal mugs and pots and pans sparkly clean – especially if they’re tin. Camper’s, pack up!
More astounding finds? Indians have used this as well, to polish their wooden tools; while in Japan, they prepare and eat it like asparagus!
Also, gardeners, flower lovers, and bird watchers have been known to plant this useful weed next to their bird baths. They do this in order to have close access to a natural scrub brush for cleaning their bath. How brilliant!!!
And just think, these are only a few of the astonishing uses of the Horsetail weed.
A Gardener’s Note:
The Horsetail weed thrives in wet soil. It’s beautiful shoots come up from under the ground from it’s massive root system. Eventually, producing spores rather than seeds, this surprising plant grows into a gorgeous ornamental display.
Now that we have learned how outstanding this amazing, historic weed really is, none of these uses we’ve just covered can out do what you are about to learn next!!!
Here Comes The
So, I’m saying to myself, “No wonder I came across this weed while searching information on vaccines!”.
Dr. Steven D. Ehrlich of University of Maryland Medical Center found that extracts among other preparations of the horsetail weed has medicinal uses or herbal remedies that have been recorded as far back as ancient Greek or Roman medical sources.
Published in the University of Maryland Medical Center Complementary and Alternative Medicine Guide, it states:
Horsetail has traditionally been used as a diuretic (helps rid the body of excess fluid by increasing urine output). One study examined the use of horsetail by people who had a history of uric acid kidney stones. The people who took horsetail experienced an increase in diuresis (urine output). Other studies suggest horsetail has antioxidant properties and may inhibit cancer cell growth.
Reading this, brought me back to an important article that I came across regarding vaccines! I’m still in awe.
Having to take aspirin in the past, I learned that a lot of over-the-counter meds contain several different, probably unnecessary, chemicals including aluminum. Why would they need to put aluminum in aspirin, I thought. All I could think about was aluminum foil!
Mike Adams, scientist, researcher and news publisher, explained in an article that aluminum is a toxic metal that damages the brain. It causes an acceleration of dementia and even Alzheimer’s. But wait…
When it comes to the human body, this horrifying metal isn’t just in your over-the-counter medicine. It is also in your deodorants, and cookware as well as other things.
BUT EVEN BIGGER THAN ALL OF THAT…
I learned, not only were pharmaceutical companies adding aluminum into the store bought meds, but they have been allowed to add it as an ingredient to the vaccines! The CDC published a list of ingredients that childhood shots and other vaccines contain; making it publically available.
The Health Ranger, has been sharing his discoveries on how you can remove aluminum from your body using Horsetail herb. He stated that the process of eliminating the aluminum is through urine excretion. Mike produced a video called Bulletproof Brain that was super helpful in understanding the entire process. He also published a full article that reiterates the short, 45 minute, documentary.
How amazing was that? I mean, if you ever have someone ask you in the future, ” what is horsetail weed ?”, you will certainly be able to give them an ear full.
I just love building my knowledge, especially when it has to do with helping people in my life (that means you), as well as helping myself stay healthy.
So please feel free to share this article, and any others here in the garden, to friends and family who you believe can benefit from the information! It’s all about helping one another.
I would love for you to leave me a comment sharing your thoughts and knowledge. I’d truly enjoy reading your story.
Thanks so much! – Paula