Common horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Horsetail has antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. The plant is very useful in treatment of kidney, bladder problems, prostate and urinary infections and bleedings. It is usually prescribed in cases of blood in the stool and urine. It can help in case of uric acid kidney stones by increasing the urine output. It is an excellent agent in removing toxins from our body, and can help healing bladder infections. Horsetail is also very useful in treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia, nosebleeds, excessive menstrual bleeding, and bleeding wounds in general. Due to silica and calcium compounds, Horsetail can be very effective in cases of sprains, fractures and rheumatoid arthritis, and can be used both internally and externally.