Has up to 65% silica content. Has an affinity for the urinary tract system and can be useful for UTIs, cystitis, and prostatitis. It is a diuretic making it also a useful herb for emema. Promotes overall renal function and cleanses and repairs tissue. Used as a connective tissue tonic that promotes repair of damaged connective tissue and the healthy growth of bones by improving connective tissue strength and elasticity, as well as removes uric acid, lactates and residual toxins. Repairs connective tissue, improving both collagen and elastin; bone, cartilage, joints, muscles, varicose veins. Restores mineral levels and weak mucous membranes.