Horsetail: A Medicinal 'Weed'
Spring Horsetail (also called Shavegrass) growing in abundance along a forest line in B.C., Canada. Known for its abundant source of silica, and its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant, astringent and diuretic properties.
"Equisetum arvense, the field horsetail or common horsetail, is a herbaceous perennial plant, native throughout the arctic and temperate regions of the northern hemisphere." - Wikipedia (more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equisetum)