Modern phytotherapy offers many effective solutions for those, who are looking for herbal or other natural effective options for hair loss treatment. Herbal supplements, teas, extracts and other products are considered to be competitive alternatives to traditional medicines since such natural remedies have a waste spectrum of therapeutic properties and minimal side effects. That’s why they can be used by the majority of people as a safe treatment option for various health problems. A medicinal herb known as Horsetail plant (Equisetum Arvense) is among the top 5 herbs which help in fighting against hair loss.
Horsetail plant received its name for its long leaf-like branches. It is one of the oldest known plants, which evolved from a family of prehistoric horsetail tree-like plants (presumably, they were growing about 200 million years ago). Ancient civilizations used abrasive properties of Horsetail stems for scrubbing and shining metals. At the same time, stems, leaves and extracts of this plant were also used for various therapeutic purposes. Horsetail plant has high silica content, that is why it is very effective for treating broken bones, osteoporosis, injuries, skin problems, and so on. This plant has excellent anti-inflammatory properties, and also helps to ease problems with bladder, kidneys and other vital organs of human body.
Silica is also very important for strengthening hair and nails. Along with other minerals and elements containing in Horsetail extracts (potassium, flavonoids, alkaloids, sterols, fatty acids, etc.), silica promotes healthy hair growth, improves quality of the hair and makes it look shiny and silky smooth. In addition, Horsetail plant stimulates blood circulation, assisting in nourishing and strengthening hair follicles. Due to all these specific properties, Horsetail extract became one of the most valuable ingredients of many modern treatments and herbal preparations, which help combat hair loss, both in men and in women.
If you want to use the effects of this medicinal herb on your hair to a greater extent, you can add several drops of Horsetail extract to your shampoo and wash you hair just like you usually do. Extracts of this plant can be taken orally or in the form of supplement. Finally, Horsetail is also available as a special herbal tea (such as Alvita Tea), which offers you a full variety of therapeutic benefits of this useful herb.