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Equisetum hyemale is a member of the only genus in the horsetail family (Equisetaceae) and is native to Eurasia and North America. Called rough horsetail or scouring rush, the plant has traditionally been used for incontinence, irritation of the genito-urinary tract, urge to urinate when the bladder is empty, edema, and kidney stones.

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Please enjoy this information on rough horsetail made available through the generosity of The Grow Network’s adoption.

Additional ABC Rough Horsetail Resources

HerbClip reviews

Review of Conventional and Unconventional Prostate Treatments, HC# 121252-075, December 29, 1995


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