One of nature’s best sources of the mineral silica, horsetail has long been used in traditional herbal wellness practices. Piping Rock’s top-quality horsetail supplements:
What is Horsetail?
Horsetail is an herbaceous perennial found in many of the arctic and temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. Its spore-bearing stems can reach a height of 2 feet, and sprout from an underground system of rhizomes. The green-white stems are notably succulent-like in texture, though once dried they form crystals of silica that give the plant its famous feathery appearance. Its Latin name (Equisetum arvense) is inspired by this appearance, and comes from the Latin words “equus” meaning “horse”, “seta” meaning “bristle”, and “arvensis” meaning “from the grasslands or meadows.”
Horsetail has seen centuries of use, from naturally polishing metal (notably pewter), being eaten as a vegetable in Japan and Korea, and in Austrian wellness traditions in teas, baths, and compresses. Today, horsetail is prized as one of the most popular sources of silica, an important mineral for human nutrition that works to help strengthen nails and promote hair health.**
Naturally rich in silica, horsetail supplements are popular in the world of beauty supplements. Silica, or silicone, is a naturally-occurring mineral that helps support strong, healthy nails and hair.** The plant has long been used for these benefits and is now available in a convenient supplement form.
Piping Rock’s top-quality Horsetail supplements deliver 500 mg of the aerial parts of this herbaceous plant in quick-release capsules. Each serving contains 7% silica, and is best taken one (1) to three (3) times daily with meals for optimal results.
Horsetail Liquid Extract
Piping Rock's Horsetail Liquid Extract (Equisetum arvense) offers potent botanical support in liquid form. This alcohol & sugar-free supplement is one of Piping Rock's many liquid extracts designed for any herbal routine.