Try Horsetail as an Amazing Anti-Wrinkle Treatment
Posted Jun 28 2010 5:04am
Field horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is also called horsetail, bottlebrush, scouring rush, pewterwort, shave grass, and corncob plant.
Field horsetail is an herbaceous perennial with a hairy, tuberous rhizome (see pic.). The stems are erect, without leaves or hairs and have black-toothed sheaths with whorls of spreading, green branches. Field horsetail is normally found among the temperate climates within the Northern Hemisphere, like North America, Asia, and Europe.
Most recently, I found out information about the amazing benefits of field horsetail in reducing wrinkles around the eye area. This actually was not the first time I had heard about this amazing plant, and my grandmother used to swear by it.
I made a research and i found that horsetail is high in vegetable silica which has a softening and smoothing effect on the skin, as well as boosting and rejuvenating the connective tissue – the foundation of your skin and regenerating skin cells. The bio-minerals such as manganese, magnesium, iron and copper contained in this plant are necessary for collagen and elastic biosynthesis, while the organic silicon will link the produced collagen fibers and so help the rebuilding of connective tissue.
I decided to test the horsetail herb, and my brave subject was a friend of my family. She is 55 years old, and she has very deep wrinkles around her eyes. I suspect that she got these wrinkles because of always lying out in the sun without sun protection, and her skin is dry, wrinkled, and the color of grilled chicken. My apologies!
I made an infusion of horsetail with olive oil, and I gave it to her to test. She started to apply it every evening before bed, and after two weeks, she noticed:
A significant reduction in wrinkles around the eye area.
A reduction in the bags underneath the eyes.
I was pleased by the results from this experiment, and we continued to test to see what results we would find. I am going to made an anti-wrinkle cream with the horsetail infusion and other active ingredients to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. I still waiting for my mini mixer, so as soon as i get it I will update you with some new recipes!
Here are some other concerns that you can treat with horsetail:
Bags underneath the eyes
Varicose and spider veins (this is what i’m going to test soon)
This ingredient can be used as an infusion, hydrosol , powder or in the brewed form.
Note: It is important not to take field horsetail in any other form since it contains some poison and should only be taken under medical supervision.