Horsetail is an herb in the genus Equisetum. Equisetum is a genus of vascular plants that reproduce by spores rather than seeds and grows worldwide. The name horsetail is derived from certain species' resemblance to a horse's tail.
Horsetail's Health Benefits
Horsetail herb is a good source of the trace mineral silica, which is needed to form healthy hair and nail tissues. Most people use horsetail to improve the growth or appearance of hair and nails.
Using Horsetail Supplements
Use as directed. For best results, combine horsetail supplements with an easy-to-absorb protein supplement such as whey protein.