Equisetum HyemaleScouring-rush, Equisetum, Equisetum Hiemale Hyemale, Equisetum hiemale
Below are the strongest indications of Equisetum Hyemale in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
Principal action on the bladder. A remedy for enuresis and dysuria.
Severe, dull pain and feeling of fullness in bladder, not relieved by urinating. Frequent urging with severe pain At the close of urination. Urine flows only drop by drop. Sharp, Burning, cutting pain in urethra while urinating.
Incontinence in children, with dreams or night-mares when passing urine. Incontinence in old women, also with involuntary stools. Retention and dysuria during pregnancy and after delivery. Much mucus in urine. Albuminuria. Involuntary urination.
Deep pain in region of right kidney, extending to lower abdomen, with urgent desire to micturate. Right lumbar region painful.
BETTER, in afternoon from lying down.
WORSE, right side; movement, pressure, touch, sitting down;
Compare: Hydrangea; Ferr. Phos.; Apis; Canth.; Linaria; Chimaph. Equisetum contains Silica in appreciable quantity.
Tincture, to sixth potency. A decoction, teaspoonful doses, or the tincture in hot water, is found useful to allay irritability of urinary tract, calculus, dysuria, etc.; also for pleuritis effusion and dropsy.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.