This common variety of Horsetail is found everywhere in the pacific northwest coastal regions. It is the oldest plant on the planet. It is as old as the dinosaurs. This plant is great for the following: bone fractures and broken bones, hair, teeth, bones, nails, and this plant is great for healing when you have had fractures or breaks in your bones. Make a hair tonic using apple cider vinegar (ACV), and soak the horsetail in a glass container for two weeks, shaking it daily, with only the horsetail and the ACV and strain it after this time frame. Rinse it through your hair to help increase the calcium in your hair. It can also be used to wash your camping dishes and utensils. It is commonly called these nicknames: Potscrubber Plant & the Bone Knitter Herb.