Because of its content of silica, this plant is recommended with healing bones, collagen and other body tissues. Horsetail is great for anemia and general debility.
It is an astringent herb and has a diuretic action. It has an affinity for the urinary tract where it can be used to sooth inflammation, hemorrhaging, cystic ulceration, ulcers, and cystitis and to treat infections. It may be taken internally to stop bleeding from ulcers or curb heavy menstrual bleeding.