Distaff can be often found in meadows, especially those in the wetland or sandy soil, as well as along the edge of the railroad tracks. “We can’t find words enough to explain this famous herb acts excellent and versatile.” In folk medicine it is described as horsetail, fern, which is also called ponytail, and is an inevitable phenomenon in many wet meadows and sandy soil.
It is rich in acid containing calcium and silicon for which is often used in problems related to bones and cartilage. The tea made of horsetail is an indispensable aid for people who have had a bone fracture, a ligament sprain or weak bones. In addition to helping in promoting healing, it stimulates hair growth, nails, skin and muscle tissue.
If come across distaff in nature, in order to take advantage of its curative properties, collect the entire plant. Its curing properties have been known since ancient times. Horsetail is considered one of the best means to treat lung disease, even severe cases. It is great for anemic people because it stimulates the production of red blood cells. Tea made of horsetail is used for strengthening the immune system. It is indispensable in the treatment of stomach ulcers, hemorrhoids and in the treatment of diseases of the bladder and kidneys, skin, cellulite.
Preparation of the tea from distaff
Dry and chop the distaff then soak them for 3-4 hours. Cook them for 10 to 15 minutes, then let it stay for an hour before you filter it. Drink two or three cups of tea a day. After two to three weeks of regular use of the tea, make a break and consult a doctor.
Preparation of juice from distaff
Squeeze the juice from ground horsetail. Drink it three times, one or two tablespoons of the juice or you can dilute them in water.