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It contains abundant minerals such as silica (participates in the tissue regeneration), potassium, manganese and 15 bioflavonoids. It is believed that these bioflavonoids are responsible for the strong diuretic action of the Horse Tail; therefore it removes high levels of uric acid. Due to the important content of mineral salts, silica reinforces the skeletal system, so that heals fractures faster. It also relieves inflammatory conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout (a disease caused by high levels of uric acid).
This plant contains an essential oil that acts on the kidneys, as well as a good dose of vitamin C, B1, B2, B6 (Pyridoxine, involved in the development of brain substances such as seratonin, which regulates mood, depression, stress and sleep disorders). It is also rich in potassium salts that are essential to cure cramps. A natural diuretic, celery helps in the elimination of urine and with it the toxic waste of urea and uric acid. Thanks to its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties it is also beneficial for those who have renal failure, gout, arthritis, and kidney stones.
The Nettle is used as food; especially the tender shoots are eaten as a vegetable in soups and stews. Despite the irritation that produces the nettle, it is astringent and anti-inflammatory. This plant has both analgesic and diuretic properties. With the intake of plenty of water, it is very useful in the elimination of uric acid and relieves inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and rheumatism. It also contains vitamins A, C and E, which makes the nettle an excellent antioxidant.
It has a high content of minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, potassium, selenium and vitamins A, C and some B complex vitamins such as B3 (niacin) and B1 (the same thiamine, which regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates). It acts as a coenzyme that releases energy and enhances the smooth functioning of the nervous system. It is a valuable antioxidant and anti-inflammatory plant, and therefore is a great blood purifier by eliminating free radicals and uric acid, relieving the symptoms associated with gout, arthritis, and rheumatism.