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Equisetum hyemale is the Latin name for horsetail, scouring rush or rough horsetail.

I’ve raised the subject of Equisitum Hyemale again as it is so much more than just a wetland plant.

Of particular note:

  1. the serious increase in dental issues has become worthy of attention. People are rarely taught to prevent deterioration….only to pay large sums of money for dental repair work that could have been prevented.
  2. the fact that it’s still Spring in the northern hemisphere and it’s a great time to propagate young plants.
  3. I’ve found a source for Equisetum Hyemale in England – Wetland Plants – it’s where I bought mine which is now thriving. For readers in the USA/Canada there’s TheGrowNetwork or just use your browser.
Equisetum Hyemale

HealthMeans have supported Doug Simmons’s work in this field for many years. The plant is:

  • Easy to Grow
  • Full Sun / Part Shade
  • Likes Soil Moist (can withstand up to 5″ standing water)
  • Ideal for planting around water features, ponds, or in containers
  • Can Grow to be 2′ to 5′ tall
  • Propagate in Spring
  • Hardy in Zones 5 thru 10 (For US readers)

The most common question is “Where can I get some rough horsetail?” You probably recall that “horsetail” also known as “rough horsetail” is the main herb recommended in “Alternative To Dentists“.

Doug Simmons

At 11 years old, Doug Simons began learning about the native plants of Colorado from his mother. His awareness, knowledge and connection to the plant world has only grown stronger through his life and travels across the American continent. Doug has also gained a vast amount of firsthand knowledge with regards to edible/medicinal plants and primitive skills through his experiences living primitively in the Sonoran Desert and Gila Wilderness of Southern New Mexico for over 20 years.

Amongst The Many Benefits:

Equisetum hyemale has vertical jointed reed-like stalks of medium to dark green. It is not only beneficial to your dental health, but to your body overall as it has been known to:

  • Improve dental health (strengthen teeth and gums)
  • Improve hair growth
  • Heal wounds
  • Improve joints and tendon health 

And we will say from the overwhelming feedback we’ve received…Equisetum hyemale lives up to its promise!

With Spring upon us, now is the time to start an equisetum hyemale garden! It is easy to grow and thrives in wet and dry conditions. It also multiplies quickly, allowing you to continue growing horsetail for years to come. 

If you’re not already convinced. Here is some beautiful landscape design inspiration!

Graeme Dinnen

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