Shavegrass Herb c/s
Botanical Name - Equisetum arvense
Other Names - Field Horsetail, Shavegrass, Shavetail Grass, Shamegrass, Snake Grass
Origin - China
Flavor Profile - Mildly bitter, but lacks flavor otherwise. Combine with other herbs to improve taste in tea blends and in foods.
Culinary Usages - Sprinkle over cooked vegetables, pasta and other foods. May be encapsulated as a dietary supplement.
Costmetic Usages - Use water-based infusions in homemade shampoos and conditioner. Infuse in oil for use in creams, lotions and balms.
Horsetail, also known as Shamegrass and Snake Grass, is known as a living fossil because it is the only surviving species in its genus. The plant gets its common name from the fact that the erect stems resemble a horse's tail.
The fresh aerial parts of the herb are eaten as a spring vegetable, while the dried herb is used for teas and as a bath herb.
Precautions - Those with kidney disorders or thiamine deficiency should avoid horsetail.
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