Horsetail and oat straw tea deliver absorbable calcium to the bodyRefined white sugar, white flour products, alcohol, soft drinks, the use of steroids, and junk foods leach calcium from the bones in order to correct the acid formation in the blood and tissues of the body. Varicose veins, muscle cramps and "Charlie horses," tooth decay and loss, painful teething in babies, and anxiety issues are all due to calcium imbalances.
A simple hot tea made with equal parts horsetail and and oat straw taken three times a day may help relieve the symptoms of all of the above health concerns. A different recipe calls for a combination of oat straw, horsetail, comfrey leaves, and lobelia to combine the calcium in horsetail and oat straw with the bone-knitting properties of comfrey. Lobelia is an adaptogen which helps the other herbs work together.