Horsetail Tea - Equisetum arvense L.
Horsetail Tea - Equisetum arvense L.
Horsetail Tea - Equisetum arvense L.

Horsetail Tea - Equisetum arvense L.

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Horsetail Tea great for Weight Loss and Cellulite reduction 

Horsetail Tea - Equisetum arvense L.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Aerial parts


To combat various problems related to human health, a good alternative is to bet on natural remedies. On that list, the horsetail tea appears as an excellent good factor. Commonly known as horse mackerel, horsetail is a plant used as an herbal remedy for various types of problems, precisely because of the diuretic property. However, even if it is a natural ingredient, the recommendation is for the doctor to be consulted before including it in any treatment. This will prevent the development of potential problems and allergies.

Health benefits:

The list of health benefits of horsetail tea is quite extensive. According to some authors, the plant has a triple action in phytotherapy: diuretic, hemostatic and re-mineralizing.

Make horsetail tea to stimulate kidney function. The horsetail is a plant that contains vitamin C, calcium magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron and sodium. It has a very strong diuretic power and is indicated for those who have a lot of fluid retention. Horsetail tea speeds up metabolism, aiding in weight-loss diets. The increased metabolism along diuretic action favors weight loss.

Horsetail tea has astringent properties, reduces oiliness, combats flaccidity, as well as helps in the treatment of wounds, skin diseases, burns and chilblains. The herb possesses antioxidant property, precisely by fighting free radicals and substances that can give rise to cancers. It can also be used to decrease pain and prevent bleeding caused by hemorrhoids.

For those who are forgetting important things, horsetail tea has the power to help improve memory. What's more, it also fights osteoporosis and increases bone mineral density in men and women. Including horsetail tea in the day to day helps in the treatment of problems such as bronchitis, dry cough, nasal obstruction and changes in body temperature, being linked to the appearance of colds and flu. As if all this were not enough, the horsetail helps to treat cellulite and improve skin elasticity, sagging and strengthening nails and hair.

Good herbal remedy to help treat:

  • Uric acid
  • Cellulitis
  • High pressure
  • Anemia
  • Ulcer
  • Excessive menstruation
  • Headaches
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Kidney stone
  • Gallstones
  • Osteoporosis
  • Obesity
  • Flaccidness in the skin and muscles
  • Nasal hemorrhages
  • Rheumatism



  1. Add two tablespoons of the herb to 500 ml of water, in the form of tea, made with infusion
  2. First boil the water, place the herb in a bowl and pour the boiling water over the top, choking, before taking, for at least five minutes.

Drink 2 to 3 cups per day. Avoid taking more than three days in a row.


Another widely used way to use horsetail for health is by preparing the bath with the herb. To prepare the recipe, you will need:

  1. Fill the tub up half way.
  2. Immediately afterwards, put the horsetail straight into the water.
  3. The person should remain with the body immersed in the water for about 10 minutes. Then you can take a shower normally.

Remember that you do not need to change the water temperature. It should be at room temperature.


Horsetail tea is well suited to treat some health problems. However, people should be aware of the restrictions that the substance presents. Before adding mackerel or any other herb to your routine, the doctor should be consulted.

Otherwise, pregnant or breastfeeding women should also be aware. Horsetail tea should not be consumed by children, patients who have low blood pressure problems, kidney problems or serious illness.