Horsetail (Equisetum Arvense)
Also known as: Equisetum Arvense, Puzzlegrass, Snake Grass
Horsetail is a grass named for its long, tail-like appearance. It’s a member of the fern family and grows in swamps, marshes and rivers. Horsetail is high in antioxidants, which are known to fortify the body’s defenses against free radicals and aging-related stress. As you age, bladder tissue can become less healthy and more fibrous—horsetail may help slow or reverse the process. Horsetail is used to make homeopathic remedies that support bladder, urinary tract and kidney health. It contains natural chemicals that act similarly to diuretics, helping increase urine flow.