Horsetail is a natural herb with great nutritional value. This ancient herb has existed since ancient times. It is rich in nutrients and minerals such as vitamins a, b, and e, mineral silicon, manganese, potassium, etc. Especially rich in silicic acid and silicates.
Horsetail contains high concentrations of silicic acid and other silicates. Horsetail also contains potassium, aluminum, and manganese, along with variety of flavonoids. These flavonoids, as well as other substances found in horse tail, are what appear to provide this herb with strong diuretic effects that promote the loss of water from the body; the silicates found in horsetail are believed responsible for the herb's ability to strengthen connective tisse and give it anti-arthritic actions. A few herbal specialists believe that the organic silicon concentrations found in horsetail may also promote bone and cartilage formation and are useful for treating brittle nails and related conditions.