2022 Harvest: Organic Horsetail, Equisetum arvense, Sustainable Farm Grown Herb Medicine
Horsetail is a slightly salty and slightly bitter herb that is taken as a tea when using dry.
350 million years ago, these plants were so large that they made up portions of forests.
Fast forward to the Middle Ages (until the 18th Century) and these silica rich stems were used for scouring pots and pans.
“Horsetails have an unusual chemistry, containing alkaloids (including nicotine) and various minerals... An astringent, healing herb that acts mainly on the genitourinary and controls both internal and external bleeding.” Brown, Deni. Encyclopedia of Herbs and Their Uses. RD Press, 1995
If you make a strong infusion, you can either ingest it for medicinal purposes or use it as a skin tonic.
It is harvested as a young plant and its silica is used medicinally as a tonic for the lungs and kidneys, among other things. It is also known to help alleviate fluid retention.
Horsetail is even known to help children with growing pains,
*8g young plant leaves dried
*Packaged in a paper bag with plastic lining to retain freshness and keep moisture out
*Store away from light, heat or moisture
*We cannot guarantee the effectiveness of any plant medicine but grow, harvest and dry according to principles that retain medicinal value
We are a small-scale producer of culinary and medicinal herbs. All herbs are grown on our certified organic farm in British Columbia and are hand harvested, dried, and packaged on site in a dedicated approved facility. Our products are picked at their peak and dried in small batches to retain shape and flavour.
Our farm also uses regenerative farming practices, such as using animals (goats, sheep, pigs) to maintain and prepare new beds. This ensures that not only are we organic, but no heavy machinery ever touches the soil, and we maintain a healthy soil ecosystem.
Our organic certification is from PACS Certification Society in BC, Canada and our herb drying facility is approved by Interior Health.
We, unfortunately, cannot accept returns or exchanges but please contact us within 4 business days of receiving your item if there is a problem.