Horsetail or Shavegrass ( same thing) is loaded with silica. Silica does amazing things for your skin and hair. It is also an active bone builder and enhancer. If you are suffering bone density loss, then horsetail is something to add to your diet. One unknown benefit of horsetail is it helps to ease overactive bladder syndrome and mild incontinence. You can add the dried horsetail to your teas or coffee. What an herb, beautiful skin, hair, strong bones and dry bloomers!!