Botanical Name: Equisetum arvense
This interesting plant is nutrient rich, is particularly high in the mineral silica, which is essential to collagen and is used by many as a vegan alternative to collagen treatments. This herb is thought to firm and refresh the skin and to promote healing.
Traditionally used because of its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, immunostimulatory and vulnerary or skin healing abilities after cuts or similar abrasions. Extracts of this plant are also soothing by relieving discomfort of the skin and scalp, it is also a tonic that produces a feeling of wellbeing on the skin and hair.
This plant contains silica which is thought to stimulate collagen synthesis, and therefore, has potential anti-aging qualities, because UV naturally damages collagen a major sign of aging, agents that promote collagen are beneficial in this respect as they are thought to help build new collagen.
This plant also possesses substantial emollient action where components are absorbed by the stratum corneum or the barrier to moisture loss within the skin, which lubricate and prevent flaking thereby improving the appearance and function of the skin at the cellular level.
Known to contain substantial quantities of silica.
This organism is an ancient moss not a higher plant or seaweed, like the majority of the extracts we use to manufacture the proprietary complexes, which form a major part Doctor Maher’s Body Care.
Our Liberty Corrective Serum and 7 Berry Facial Serum both contain Horsetail Herb and can be purchased HERE.