COLLOIDAL SILICA GEL
Colloidal capacity or zeta potential is the key to health - this is so because life is a liquid crystal. All disease, injury or degeneration is accompanied by swelling and stasis in blood and lymphatic circulation. Silica gel is more easily assimilated than horsetail and plant based silica. You can rub the gel on your skin and use it in your hair as well as taking it internally. (It leaves a white film on the skin, so horsetail infusion is best for during the day, and it makes the hair incredibly smooth and shiny; rub the gel into the scalp prior to sleep, and the gel is also much stronger than horsetail for athletes feet or other foot conditions.
Bamboo extract/Tabashir gel contains more than 70% organic silicon - more than 10 times that found in Horsetail (5-7%). It has very high levels of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter) and is a potent antioxidant. Bamboo leaves are flavonoids (e.g. vitexin and orientin).
Cornsilk is high in silicon, and contains moderate amounts of potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc and phosphorus, B vitamins and PABA, chlorophyll, resin and mucilage. Cornsilk also contains maizenic acid, which clears toxins, catarrh, deposits and irritants out of the kidneys and bladder, as well as Vitamin K to control bleeding, to promote the normal clotting of blood.
After Bamboo Sap, Dulse & Horsetail are the two richest sources of organic silicon in the plant kingdom. Horsetail cools fevers, soothes eye inflammations, dysentery, flu, swellings, osteoporosis, sprains, dislocated joints, pulled hamstrings, torn ligaments and hemorrhoids (Eww), benign enlargement of the prostate gland (thanks), and is also useful for kidney stones (OK). (Horsetail does contain the enzyme thaiminase - which can rob the body of the vitamin B complex - however cooking the plant removes the thiaminase).
Use this as a potent application for your hair & scalp: it heals and flattens out the cuticle structure making hair strong, shiny and more youthful. Also apply it to your skin, or spray it onto your hair. You'll soon be applying for L'Oreal adverts... Because Your Worth It. (Possibly a lawsuit waiting to happen right there. Bring it. We have Grammar Lawyers on our side).
Horsetail is used for healing skin conditions, acne, eczema, chapping, fungi or bacterial infection or burns. It will make the collagen-based tissues of the body more resistant to environmental forces and ageing in general, by holding water in the skin, the silicon prevents the oils in tissues from being turned into free-radical transfats, thus reducing inflammation, glycation and oxidation of the tissues. Silicon rich capsules of powdered cornsilk, dulse, horsetail + papaya enzymes greatly increase absorption of silicon into the body. It can also be used as a mouthwash (for mouth ulcers, bleeding gums and sore throats), or as a footbath for feet problems. Honestly!
BANANA STEM JUICE
The gallic acid in Banana Stem Juice is antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant. It can be used as a scalp application for thinning hair.
CEREAL SUN TEA
Cereal Sun Tea generates a sense of well-being and reduces ones appetite. It is made from the ripe ears of oat, barley, millet, sorghum, buckwheat, chickweed and wheat, rice, rye, wild grasses. Beta-glucan has anti-tumor and immune effects, is a free radical scavenger and macrophage stimulator. Lemon grass, bamboo shavings, bark of banana stem and the bark of sugar cane also make great silicon sun teas. Solarizing water increases the hydrogen perioxide in the water, which may also remove heavy metals from the body.
Also for silicon:
Megahydrate, Bamboo sap, algae, onions, beets, bean sprouts; grains such as oats, barley, millet and rice; parts of food which are often discarded e.g. fruit & vegetable peel, cucumber skins, husks, the ‘stringy’ parts of mango, celery, asparagus, rhubarb, green leafy vegetables, beets, parsnips, apples, strawberries, grapes, raw almonds, raw sunflower seeds, raw flaxseed, alfalfa, bilberry, birch, black cohosh, burdock, caraway, celery, chaparral, chickweed, couch grass, dulse, echinacea, eyebright, feverfew, gentian, ginger, ginseng, oatstraw, oregon grape, parsley, peppermint, lemon grass, licorice, nettle, sarsaparilla, rose hips, sage, shave grass, stevia - and thyme. Phew!