||Horsetail, Scouring rush, Bottle brush, Cola de caballo
|Studies on Diabetes
||Eleven recently diagnosed Type II Diabetic patients showed 11% decrease in glucose levels over a 90 minute period. (Revilla, 2003).
||Urinary tract stones, edema, wound healing (Johnson 2002).
|Formulations used by Informants
||Astragalin, chicoric acid, cucurbic acid, several pyrones, jasmonic acid, palustrine, populnin, protogenkwanin, flavanones, flavones (Chapman and Hall/ CRC, Version 13:1; 1982-2005)
|Potential Adverse Effects
||Dermatitis; thiamine deficiency has been noted, nicotine-like toxicity has been noted (NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=843&brand_id=, accessed 5/1/04).
|Potential Medication Interactions
||May increase effects of diabetic medication; may increase effects of diuretic medications (NMCD; accessed 5/1/04)