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Equisetum ramosissimum Medicinal Uses
Indications: Administered to people only. Applied in a magical sense. Caution: Harmful to people or animals.
Equisetum ramosissimum can be described as a living fossil. The subterranean stem is black, branching into horizontal stems, all rooting at the nodes and bearing hollow, aerial stems at intervals. The leaves are scale-like, up to 10 mm with a single vein, often shiny-black with pale translucent margins. It grows in moist areas, along perennial streams, in seasonally flooded areas and among grasses in full sun. Plant Equisetum ramosissimum in an area that can constrict the plant, since it will spread rapidly. It is ideal as a container plant. (Wildflower Nursery)
Arnold. T.H., Prentice, C.A., Hawker, L.C., Snyman, E.E., Tomalin, M., Crouch, N.R. and Pottas-Bircher, C. (2002). Medicinal and magical plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 13. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
Wildflower Nursery – https://wildflowernursery.co.za/indigenous-plant-database/equisetum-ramosiisimum/. Accessed on 2020/01/09