With its long, straight, hollow shoots that "fan out" as it dries, it is easy to understand were Horsetail got its name from. Horsetail is very high in silica, and has historically been used to support healthy skin, hair, and nails.
This favored herb contains very high levels of naturally occurring silicon. Silicon is an essential element in the manufacturing of collagen, the connective tissue that holds the body together. It may be useful to support healthy skin, hair, and nails.
Precautions: Horsetail should not be taken long term or in large amounts. It is also not advised for those who may have kidney disease. It is not recommended to use horsetail during pregnancy.