Herb of the Day: Shavegrass (aka Horsetail)

Herb of the Day: Shavegrass (aka Horsetail)

Posted by TriLight Health on Dec 14th 2019

Shavegrass (Equisetum arvense), also known as horsetail is a plant you've likely seen growing in fields or along roadsides.  This plant gets the name horsetail because it resembles a horse's tail.  This herb is unique because it's used in the cosmetic industry as well as by herbalists.  Shavegrass has incredible properties that support healthy hair and nails and is often added to these products.  This herb is also incredibly nutrient dense.  It's a favorite for herbalists to use in herbal teas and multivitamins as it is a source of vitamin C, calcium, zinc and much more. Herbalists use shavegrass topically and internally for a variety of uses

Traditional Herbal Uses of Shavegrass

  • Diuretic
  • Astringent
  • Edema
  • Wound healing
  • Viral infections
  • Sore throat
  • Digestive support
  • Bed-wetting
  • Kidney support
  • Building healthy bones
  • Nails, skin, and hair strengthening and support

Our Formulas Containing Shavegrass

Shavegrass is found in Original Herbal Minerals and Flew Away


Flew Away

"I've taken this remedy several times when feeling achy and chilled and unsettled. I usually take it in a warm glass of water as recommended by Lyle. And, just as he said, when I get up from a night's sleep or from a nap, I've felt much better. One dose and a nap worked like a charm for my husband who came home from work with a low grade fever and an upset stomach yesterday!" Catherine Flew Away


Note- Shavegrass should be avoided by those with kidney problems. Drink plenty of water when using Shavegrass as it is a diuretic. Cannot be used alongside potassium depleting drugs.