Location: W. Seattle, WA - planning to be rural soon.....
posted 14 years ago
In researching horsetail, i've read that it is excellent for collecting selenium from the soil (if it exists there). I also know that is is listed as a potentially toxic plant for livestock to ingest. Two questions:
Is the steril (fernlike) horsetail (equesitum arvense) the toxic portion or the fruit (spore) bearing partner the culprit?
Is this true for all livestock or just certain species?
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posted 13 years ago
The following website has an extensive write up on horsetail. Mostly related to its medicinal properties. It's worth a try. http://herbalgram.org/ It's the american botanical council
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