The object of plant alchemy is to supplement forces lacking within the body, tempering energies and restoring balance, both physically and spiritually.
“Alchemy provides the perfect medium through which the state of perfection or harmonious balance can be gained.” ~ Frater Albertus, The Alchemist’s Handbook
Horsetail (Equisetum arvense):
Chakra – Root
Day – Saturday
Planetary Ruler – Saturn
Plant Parts Used – above ground parts
Energy – boundaries, stability, structure, groundedness, stamina, discipline, patience, karma, basic survival and perseverance, time and timelessness, aging and the cycle of life and death.
Of all the ancient planets, Saturn has a reputation for having difficult energy, a hard taskmaster. When in balance and used wisely, Saturn helps your life journey, both physically and spiritually. It helps you overcome obstacles and blockages, learn the lessons life is trying to teach you to move forward and be stronger. You will be more able to understand the Karmic lessons of this lifetime, take a timelessness view and to persevere upon your spiritual path
Horsetail Spagyric Tincture Balances Saturn Energy and:
- Increases calcium absorption (build and repair connective tissue and cartilage)
- Remineralizes bones (reduce bone loss)
- Aids in healing broken bones and wounds
- Has anti-inflammatory properties (relieves pain, reduces swelling, cramps)
- Helps breathing difficulties, circulatory and heart problems
- Improves liver and gallbladder function
- Beneficial for kidney function
Horsetail contains a large amount of minerals – especially silica – useful to improve hair, skin, and fingernail conditions. Also used to balance moods, reduce phobias, compulsive behaviors, weight dysregulation, enlarged prostate, dementia and other aging-related conditions.
A “spagyric” is an herbal medicine produced by alchemical procedures. These procedures involve fermentation, distillation, and extraction of mineral components from the ash of the plant.