The horsetail plant, whose Latin name is 'Equisetum Arvense', is from the horsetail family. Its homeland is Australia. It is resistant to harsh and cold weather conditions. It likes watersides, wet meadows, forest clearings and loamy soil. It is a perennial herbaceous plant that does not shed its leaves in winter.
The plant, also known as horsetail grass, is flowerless. It reproduces by sport. It reproduces with two shoots that are different from each other but at the same time. One of these shoots is sterile, the other is a reproductive shoot. The horsetail got its name because of its resemblance to the tail of a horse.
Horsetail plant is a popular plant both in Europe and Anatolia from past to present.
From the horsetail plant; horsetail tea, horsetail oil, horsetail shampoo are produced.