how to make horsetail tea

how to make horsetail tea

How to Make Horsetail Tea

What is Horsetail Tea?

Horsetail tea is an herbal tea made from dried or fresh stems of the horsetail plant, also called scouring rushes, or Equisetum hyemale. This plant is a rich source of minerals, specifically silicon, magnesium, and zinc. It has traditionally been used for its diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties.

How to Make Horsetail Tea

Making horsetail tea requires a few simple steps.

  • Gather Materials: To make your tea, you will need dried horsetail, a tea ball or strainer, boiling water, and a cup or mug.
  • Measure: Begin by measuring out one teaspoon of dried horsetail into your tea ball or strainer.
  • Brew: Bring a cup of water to a boil and then steep the horsetail in the boiling water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Strain: When done brewing, strain the tea and discard the horsetail stems.
  • Enjoy: Your tea is now ready to enjoy!


Here are a few tips to get the most out of your horsetail tea experience:

  • For best flavor, use filtered water.
  • Try adding a little honey or stevia for a sweeter flavor.
  • You can also add a small slice of lemon for extra flavor.
  • Be careful not to over-steep the tea, as this can lead to a bitter flavor.
  • For maximum health benefits, drink one to two cups of horsetail tea daily.


Horsetail tea is an pleasant and easy way to get the health benefits associated with the horsetail plant. We hope this article has helped you learn how to make your own horsetail tea. Enjoy!


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