Horsetail as a diuretic: how to brew
About the healing properties of horsetail knew in ancient times. Horsetail is known as a strong diuretic and decongestant. It was used as a powerful styptic, and also as a medicine against inflammation of the bladder. Drugs based on it have powerful diuretic properties, so it is good for swelling. The uniqueness of the horsetail that having a strong diuretic effect, it washes away such an important body potassium, so the treatment plant is safe for the cores.
Why horsetail is a strong diuretic?
In the composition of plant substances that promote the excretion of urine from the body and inhibit inflammatory processes: salt of silicic acid, flavonoids, carotene, vitamin C, protein, essential oil. We also know about such a unique property of plants as the ability to release the body from lead, and also help to remove toxins, bacteria toxins, excess salt and sand from the kidneys. In addition, it is used as a cure for kidney stones, because it is known for its ability to remove from the kidney pebbles. Will save the plant from cystitis, because it has strong anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
How to make horsetail as a diuretic?
In order to reduce the swelling and clean the kidneys prepare a decoction of horsetail. You will need a 1.5 tablespoons of herbs and 200 grams of boiling water. The mixture is brought to a temperature of 100 degrees and leave for about half an hour on small fire. Upon evaporation of the liquid add boiled water to the broth was the same amount as at the beginning of cooking. Strain and drink a tablespoon after each meal. You can also make a diuretic infusion. Tablespoon of herbs to mix with 200 grams of boiling water and let stand 30 minutes. Drink a tablespoon 3-4 times a day.
Contraindications to the use of to enhance diuresis
In case of serious diseases of kidneys (nephritis, nephrosis), and renal failure horsetail is strictly contraindicated. You can’t take people with gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, as decoctions or infusions of plants can irritate the internal organs. Pregnant and nursing women and young children, it is contraindicated because it includes nicotine. The maximum duration of treatment is 21 days, should be avoided and excess doses, it could lead to nausea, vomiting, severe pain in the lower back.