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n. pl. eq·ui·se·tums or eq·ui·se·ta (-tə)

[Latin equisaetum, horsetail : equus, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots + saeta, bristle, stiff hair.]


n, pl -tums or -ta (-tə)
(Plants) any tracheophyte plant of the genus Equisetum, which comprises the horsetails
[C19: New Latin, changed from Latin equisaetum, from equus horse + saeta bristle]



a nonflowering plant of the genus Equisetum, family Equisetaceae, with hollow jointed stems bearing scaly leaves and a spikelike cone bearing spores.
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Noun1.equisetum - horsetailsEquisetum - horsetails; coextensive with the family Equisetaceae
fern genus - genera of ferns and fern allies
Equisetaceae, family Equisetaceae, horsetail family - sole surviving family of the Equisetales: fern allies
horsetail - perennial rushlike flowerless herbs with jointed hollow stems and narrow toothlike leaves that spread by creeping rhizomes; tend to become weedy; common in northern hemisphere; some in Africa and South America
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Any display which works to break health taboos must be good, and I found the plantation of dicksonias, cycads, equisetum and ferns exhilarating.
Krantz, Bonn, Germany), and two types of amorphous silica: silica gel (Merck, Kenilworth, NJ, USA) and bio-opal (amorphous silica of biogenic origin) obtained from Equisetum fluviatile (water horsetail) following the procedure of Bartoli and Wilding (1980).
Its contents profile states it contains garcinia cambogia, chromium picolinate, chitosan, equisetum arvense, momordica charantia, herbal sources of caffeine such as guarana, and other purported metabolic-supporting ingredients such as carnitine and Ilex paraguariensis, though there is a lack of information on the quantities of ingredients and other specific product information.
DAVID MORHICKMAN AIT is mare's tail, Equisetum arvense, probably the hardest weed to eradicate.
David Morhickman, by email CAROL: It is mare's tail, Equisetum arvense, probably the hardest weed to eradicate.
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Table 1: Herbal Preparations for the Treatment of Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth FC-Cidal Dysbiocide Candibactin-AR Candibactin-BR Proprietary Proprietary 1 capsule, 408 1 capsule, 400 blend, 500 mg: blend, 950 mg mg contains: mg contains: 1 capsule per 2 capsules Tinospora Antheum Thymus vulgaris Coptis cordifolia graveoiens chinensis Equisetum Stemona Origanum Berberis arvense sessilifolia vulgare aquifolium Salvia officinalis Pau d'arco Artemisia Melissa Berberine HCI absinthium officinalis Thymus vulgaris Brucea javanica Scutellaria baicalensis Urtica dioica Pulsatilla Phellodendron chinensis chinense Artemisia Hedyotis Zingiber dracunculus diffusa officinale Olea europaea Picrasma Glycyrrhiza excelsa uralensis Acacia catechu Rheum officinale Achillea millefolium
Winetherapy's natural use of ingredients include Olea Europaea fruit oil (juice from the olive), Vitis vinifera leaf extract (red vine leaf extract), Hydrolyzed grape fruit, Helianthus annuus seed oil (sunflower oil), Miele (honey), Vitis Vinifera juice (red grape juice), Fucus vesiculosus extract (seaweed) and Equisetum arvense leaf extract (horsetail extract).
Purely Perfect Cleansing Cream's key ingredients include rose hip oil, evening primrose oil, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, panthenol, dicetyldimonium chloride, behentrimonium methosulfate and cetearyl alcohol, jojoba seed oil, sunflower seed oil, keratin, hydrolyzed keratin, Equisetum hiemale extract, peppermint oil, methyl lactate, stearamidopropyl dimethylamine, cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20, stearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol and glycerin.
For Equisetum arvense derived from different origins, discriminatory results in hierarchical cluster analysis of gene expression profiling in Saccharomyces cerevisiae were observed (Cook et al.
coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum), equisetum (Equisetum arvense), wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca), chaga mushroom (Inonotus obliquus) and green tea (Thea sinensis).