TG2325 : Field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

taken 3 years ago, near to Skeyton, Norfolk, Great Britain

Field horsetail  (Equisetum arvense)
Field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)
Growing by the roadside > LinkExternal link. Field Horsetail contains a number of chemicals with medicinal properties: it is rich in silicon, potassium, and calcium, and can be used to treat cartilage, tendon, and bone problems as well as polyps, epistasis and bleeding, kidney and bladder problems, gastro-enteritis, prostate and urinary infections. Applied externally it can be used for treating chilblains and wounds. The buds are eaten as a vegetable in Japan in spring time. It was also once used as a polish for pewter and wood and to strengthen fingernails. Hurdy-Gurdy players used the plant to dress the wheels of their instruments.
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 8 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2379 2539 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.7805N 1:19.0049E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2378 2539
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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