Horsetail (Shavegrass) Organic

Horsetail (Shavegrass) Organic

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Horsetail (Shavegrass): A Silica-Rich Herb Steeped in History (Use with Caution)

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense), also known as shavegrass, boasts a long history of medicinal use and a unique presence in the magical realm. However, it's important to approach this herb with caution due to limited scientific evidence and potential side effects. Horsetail is rich in silica, a mineral valued for its potential health benefits, but its internal use requires responsible guidance.

Traditional Uses:

  • Urinary Tract Health: Horsetail has been used historically for urinary tract concerns, although more research is needed. 
  • Wound Healing: Some studies suggest Horsetail may promote wound healing, although external use is recommended. 

Magickal Meanings:

Horsetail's unique jointed stems and historical uses connect it to various symbolic meanings, with a focus on the Throat Chakra:

  • Fertility & Growth (Throat Chakra): The hollow, segmented stems of Horsetail resemble a birthing canal, connecting it to fertility and new beginnings. Incorporate Horsetail into fertility rituals or meditations (symbolically, not internally) to promote conception and a healthy pregnancy. (Throat Chakra)
  • Strength & Resilience (Throat Chakra): Horsetail's ability to thrive in various environments is seen as symbolic of inner strength and resilience. Use Horsetail in meditations or self-care practices to cultivate feelings of inner fortitude. (Throat Chakra)
  • Love & Communication (Throat Chakra): The straightforward structure of Horsetail is seen as symbolic of clear communication and expressing your truth in love. Incorporate Horsetail into rituals or meditations to enhance communication and emotional honesty in your relationships. (Throat Chakra)
  • Protection & Boundaries (Throat Chakra): Horsetail's historical use for wound healing connects it to the concept of protection. Carry Horsetail (in a pouch) or incorporate it into protective amulets to symbolize setting healthy boundaries and protecting your emotional well-being. (Throat Chakra)
  • Wisdom & Knowledge (Throat Chakra): Horsetail's long history of use connects it to the pursuit of knowledge and expressing wisdom. Include Horsetail in study spaces or meditations to enhance your focus and ability to articulate your knowledge clearly. (Throat Chakra)

Suggested Uses:

This Horsetail pouch comes in 1 ounce (28g). Due to safety concerns and limited scientific evidence, consult a healthcare professional before internal use. Here are some suggestions for using Horsetail:

  • External Soothing: Consider Horsetail for external wound care practices under the guidance of a qualified herbalist. (Do not apply directly to open wounds.)
  • Magical Infusions: Create a Horsetail-infused oil (consult a qualified herbalist) for topical use during massage or self-massage practices to promote feelings of strength, resilience, and clear communication. (Throat Chakra)

Embrace the multifaceted potential of Horsetail! Explore its historical uses and symbolic meanings, prioritizing safe practices for your physical well-being. Let the magic of Horsetail reside in its connection to strength, communication, and the wisdom gleaned from a long herbal tradition.


We DO NOT claim to provide all the information available about herbs or natural remedies. You must do additional research on the herbs you buy! In the case that you are ill, you should consult with your doctor or another medical specialist. The owners and employees of The Magickal Earth are NOT RESPONSIBLE for any kind of misuse or injury that may directly or indirectly happen as a result of purchasing our herbs or using the information we provide.