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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Equisetum hyemale?
If you know websites containing any information about Equisetum hyemale please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Equisetum hyemale and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Equisetum hyemale.


Equisetum hyemale basic info
Scientific Name: Equisetum hyemale L..
Family: Equisetaceae.
Genus: Equisetum.
Common names in English: great scouring-rush, rough horsetail, scouring-rush, shave-grass.
Description: Equisetum hyemale, is a perennial herb, native plant throughout the Holarctic Kingdom, found in North America, Europe, and northern Asia. Commonly known as "rough horsetail", "scouring rush", "scouringrush horsetail" and in South Africa as "snake grass". Dried plant, used as traditional polishing material in Japan. Some Plateau Indian tribes boiled the stalks to produce a drink used as a diuretic and to treat venereal disease. - for more info about Equisetum hyemale See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Equisetum hyemale
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Equisetum hyemale in other websites
Equisetum hyemale common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Equisetum hyemale - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Equisetum hyemale - See link.


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