Horsetail Powder (Shavegrass)

Dried horsetail powder (Equisetum arvense) is a versatile and beneficial ingredient that may be used in various aspects of health, beauty, and gardening, offering numerous benefits from its high mineral content and natural properties . . . read more

Selected Size/Selection: 250g

$14.20 (AUD)
GST Free


Product Details

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is a plant known for its high silica content and has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties. When dried and ground into powder, horsetail may be utilised in various ways, from health and wellness to skincare and gardening. 

Health and Wellness Uses

  1. Dietary Supplement:

    • Nutritional Boost: Horsetail powder is rich in silica, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and other minerals, making it a beneficial supplement for overall health.
    • Bone Health: Its high silica content supports bone density and helps in the prevention of osteoporosis.
    • Hair, Skin, and Nails: Promotes healthy hair, skin, and nails due to its high mineral content.
  2. Tea and Infusions:

    • Horsetail Tea: Steep horsetail powder in hot water to make a tea that supports urinary health, reduces inflammation, and provides a gentle diuretic effect.
    • Detoxifying Infusions: Combine with other herbs for detoxifying and cleansing herbal infusions.
  3. Joint and Bone Health:

    • Bone Support: Regular consumption can help in maintaining joint flexibility and supporting the health of connective tissues.
  4. Wound Healing:

    • Topical Applications: Mix horsetail powder with water to create a paste for applying to wounds, burns, and rashes due to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Skincare and Beauty Uses

  1. Facial Masks:

    • Anti-Aging Mask: Mix horsetail powder with water, yogurt, or honey to create a mask that helps tighten skin and reduce signs of aging.
    • Acne Treatment: Use in face masks to help reduce acne and promote clear skin.
  2. Hair Care:

    • Hair Rinse: Add horsetail powder to hair rinses to strengthen hair, reduce hair loss, and add shine.
    • Scalp Treatment: Mix with carrier oils for scalp massages to stimulate hair growth and improve scalp health.

Practical Considerations

  • Storage: Store dried horsetail powder in an airtight container in a cool, dry place to maintain its potency.
  • Preparation: Ensure that horsetail powder is finely ground for easy incorporation into various applications.


  1. Horsetail Tea:

    • Ingredients: 1 teaspoon dried horsetail powder, 1 cup hot water.
    • Instructions: Steep the horsetail powder in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Strain and enjoy.
  2. Horsetail Face Mask:

    • Ingredients: 1 tablespoon dried horsetail powder, 1 tablespoon yogurt (or honey), a few drops of essential oil (optional).
    • Instructions: Mix all ingredients to form a paste. Apply to the face and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
  3. Hair Strengthening Rinse:

    • Ingredients: 1 tablespoon dried horsetail powder, 2 cups water.
    • Instructions: Boil the water and add the horsetail powder. Let it steep until cool, then strain and use as a final rinse after shampooing.
  4. Horsetail Soil Amendment:

    • Instructions: Sprinkle horsetail powder around the base of plants or mix into the soil to provide essential minerals and promote healthy growth.

Place of Origin

China - Trade

Botanical Name

Equisetum arvense




100% Horsetail.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.

Additional Information

Our Products

With the ever-continuing development of the industry we are continually sourcing and stocking new and different herbs from all around the world.

Our Products read_more

Bulk Orders

Herb Wholesalers supplies the bulk requirements of manufacturers, retailers, and producing practitioners. Bulk quantities are available in a number of varieties including organic certified, organic non-certified, non-organic.

Bulk Orders read_more


Herb Wholesalers are an online shop. Orders are processed quickly and efficiently enabling them to be dispatched smoothly and delivered quickly. We deliver products using Australia Post.

Shipping read_more

Featured Products

Mugwort Aerials

Mugwort Aerials

Mugwort, Scientifically Known As Artemisia Vulgaris. It Has Many Uses Traditionally And Culturally. ...

from $13.50 buy online

Sarsaparilla Root

Sarsaparilla Root

Sarsaparilla Root. ...

from $19.40 buy online

Yellow Dock Root

Yellow Dock Root

Yellow Dock Root. ...

from $11.90 buy online