Horsetail Shavegrass (Equisetum arvense)
Half ounce of cut and sifted, wildcrafted Horsetail herbs, packaged
Approximately 1/2 cup
Horsetail, also known as Shavegrass and Snake Grass, is known as a living fossil because it is the only surviving species in its genus. The Latin name Equisetum is from equus, horse, and seta, bristle. The plant gets its common name from the fact that the erect stems resemble a horse's tail. The fresh aerial parts of the herb are eaten as a spring vegetable, while the dried herb is used for teas and as a bath herb.