Equisetum arvense is a remedy with a wider sphere of usefulness in the case of cystitis of the bladder and disorder of the urinary tract.
It is a highly effective remedy for the effects of mechanical injuries to the bladder due to catheters and various operational procedures.
Equisetum Arvense is also known as Equisetum hyemale. It is commonly known as Scouring Rush.
It was proved and introduced to homeopathy by Smith.
It is a wonderful remedy from the vegetable kingdom. It belongs to the family Equistaceae.
Equisetum arvense Constitution /Personality
Equisetum arvense is indicated for its remarkable effects on the urinary organs.
This remedy proves particularly beneficial for alleviating kidney pain, especially when it affects the right kidney. Additionally, it provides excellent relief for bladder and urinary passage pain.
One characteristic symptom calling for Equisetum arvense is a constant urge to urinate, leading to the passage of large amounts of clear, light-colored urine without relief.
Moreover, it is highly effective in addressing bladder distension accompanied by painful sensations.
In cases of urine retention and dysuria, especially prevalent in pregnant women and those after childbirth, Equisetum arvense stands as a reliable choice.
It is also a favoured remedy among homeopaths for enuresis, a condition where individuals involuntarily wet the bed at night, often accompanied by dreams featuring crowds of people and frequent, painful urges to urinate, prompting nocturnal awakenings.
Equisetum arvense proves invaluable for cystitis in women, particularly when there is severe, persistent dull pain in the bladder that persists after urination. It effectively soothes bladder irritation, a common concern in women.
This remedy is further indicated for addressing loss of control over the bladder and rectum in cases of general paralysis. It can be a valuable support in managing carcinoma of the uterus, and it also addresses pain in the sacroiliac joints.
Symptoms worsen with pressure or contact, as well as with movement or sitting. On the other hand, all complaints tend to improve with eating and lying on one’s back.
Furthermore, continuous motion helps alleviate pain in the back and knees associated with Equisetum arvense’s indications.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Equisetum arvense is indicated for mental conditions characterized by irritability and easy fatigue.
This remedy is also appropriate when a person experiences excessive worry and a constant fear of injury leading to bleeding.
This remedy is suitable for severe headaches characterized by intense pain in the upper part of the eyes or the roof of the orbit.
It is effective for headaches accompanied by a sensation of facial heat without redness, often accompanied by a constrictive feeling across the forehead.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for headaches with sticking and darting pains that change location.
It is also relevant when there is a severe constriction sensation affecting the entire scalp, as if it is tightly drawn over the skull, leading to a continual desire to wrinkle up the forehead.
In cases where the skin over the frontal bone feels very tight and continues to contract, Equisetum arvense can be a valuable remedy.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for various eye conditions. It proves valuable when there is painful weakness of the eyes accompanied by severe pain in the roof of the right orbit.
Additionally, it is effective in addressing sharp pain in the outer angle of the right eye. This remedy can be considered in cases where these specific eye symptoms are present.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for specific ear-related symptoms.
It proves beneficial in cases of earache characterized by dull and transient pain, along with a stiff sensation behind the left mastoid.
Furthermore, when tinnitus is present, especially if it comes with a confused feeling in the ears, Equisetum arvense can offer relief.
Equisetum arvense is indicated when certain facial symptoms are present. It is particularly relevant when the face appears flushed, accompanied by a sensation of heat.
Moreover, this remedy is useful in cases where there is an increased blood flow to the face. When pressure is applied to the face, it may result in a sensation of heat and burning, even in the absence of visible redness.
Additionally, it addresses soreness, sticking, and pain in the throat, which can make it challenging to clear out mucus.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for chest conditions where individuals experience sharp, stitching pain in the chest and nipples, and this discomfort is aggravated by inspiration.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for specific heart-related symptoms. It is particularly relevant when there is palpitation accompanied by sharp stitching sensations located one inch to the left and over the nipple in the left breast.
Furthermore, this remedy addresses sharp pain in the region of the heart, which worsens with inspiration.
Individuals experiencing pricking pain in the region of the heart and superficial veins of both arms may find relief with Equisetum arvense.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for stomach-related issues characterized by excessive hunger and a significantly increased appetite that persists throughout the day.
This remedy is indicated in cases of acidity, where individuals find their appetite heightened to the extent that they need to consume large quantities of food during each meal.
Equisetum arvense is an effective remedy for various abdominal and bowel-related symptoms. Patients who benefit from this remedy often experience a distended sensation throughout the abdomen.
It’s particularly useful for dull, heavy pains in the lower abdomen and bladder, which are accompanied by a frequent and constant urge to urinate. This persistent urge is not relieved by urination.
This remedy can also address issues related to bowel movements. Patients may have a slight morning desire for stool, and while there is a frequent inclination for stool throughout the day, it doesn’t manifest as diarrhoea.
Equisetum arvense can alleviate severe pain in the lower abdomen and the passage of fetid flatus. Sharp pains in the hypogastrium and sticking-like pains in the anus are also symptoms that can be relieved by this remedy.
This remedy also helps with smarting sensations in the anus during and after stool.
Some patients may experience stools passed with significant flatulence and occasional sensations as if the rectum would protrude, followed by smarting in the anus and a lingering feeling of incomplete evacuation.
Equisetum arvense is a valuable remedy for urinary tract issues, addressing a range of symptoms. Patients experience slight pain initially in the right kidney and then in the left, with these pains extending down the left side of the sacrum.
It is particularly useful for urinary tract infections characterized by dull pain in the right kidney and a frequent urge to urinate. Patients may pass clear, light-colored urine but feel the need to urinate again shortly after.
In cases of bladder inflammation, this remedy can provide relief from the associated pain and tenderness, especially on the right side of the lower abdomen, extending upward from the groin. Similar symptoms may occur on the left side but are usually less pronounced.
Equisetum arvense is effective in addressing enuresis, both at night and during the day.
Patients with this condition often experience frequent urges to urinate but pass only small quantities at a time. They may also feel a severe, dull pain in the bladder that persists even after urination, leading to concerns about bladder inflammation.
The remedy is beneficial for individuals of different age groups, from children to the elderly, who suffer from urinary tract infections. It is often accompanied by a burning sensation in the urethra while urinating.
In cases of gleet and gonorrhoea, Equisetum arvense is indicated when urine is passed in smaller quantities and is dark in colour.
Despite the frequent desire to urinate, the amount passed diminishes with each attempt. The urine can become cloudy with a significant excess of mucus upon standing, which is indicative of gonorrhoeal infection.
Equisetum arvense is indicated when individuals experience violent erections, particularly in the afternoon.
Patients may also complain of painful urination accompanied by the passage of a large quantity of urine at once, often accompanied by a burning sensation in the urethra.
This remedy is particularly beneficial for relieving severe soreness in the testicles and cords, with symptoms typically aggravated on the left side.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for individuals suffering from recurrent urinary tract infections accompanied by dull, aching pain in the lower abdomen.
These symptoms are often associated with a frequent urge to urinate, and the pain is typically alleviated when lying down.
This remedy is also well-suited for addressing leucorrhoea, a condition characterized by burning sensations in the urethra, especially as an after-effect of a previous gonorrheal infection.
Additionally, Equisetum arvense is an effective choice for treating pelvic inflammatory infections.
Patients with this condition often experience frequent urethritis, painful urination, the presence of gleet, and pus in the urine, which can lead to weakness and exhaustion.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for cases of rheumatism and gout, particularly when pain is localized in the upper part of the shoulders and the vertebral region. These pains tend to worsen with even the slightest motion or contact.
Patients may experience pain in the right shoulder that extends to the middle of the upper arm. Left shoulder pain accompanied by shivering throughout the body and significant heat in the head is also indicative of this remedy.
Equisetum arvense is well-suited for addressing pain in the right hip joint and near the knee joint. Furthermore, patients may complain of weak knees, particularly during minimal exertion, and may experience dull, heavy pain beneath the left patella.
This remedy is often considered when individuals wake up in the morning with joint pain, especially experiencing sharp pain on the inner side of the left knee, which can worsen after even brief movement.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for rheumatic pain in the back, particularly when these pains are exacerbated while sitting, lying on the back, or walking.
Patients may describe a heavy sensation akin to a lump in the right lumbar region.
This remedy is particularly effective for addressing severe rheumatic pains localized around the sacro-lumbar joint.
These pains extend through the left hip joint, radiating down the outer side of the left leg and culminating approximately three inches above the knee.
Equisetum arvense is well-suited for individuals experiencing sore pain along the back, often accompanied by pronounced weakness and a sense of exhaustion.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for individuals experiencing low-grade gonorrheal fevers.
These patients often feel extremely drowsy, with heavy eyelids. Sleep disturbances are common, characterized by tiresome dreams involving various persons, places, and things.
The fever associated with this remedy is typically accompanied by creeping chills that initiate below and gradually ascend along the back.
Equisetum arvense is indicated for individuals prone to phlebitis, often experiencing prickling pains associated with this condition.
This remedy is also a choice for ulcers that may develop on the urethra, urinary tract, as well as the mucous membranes of the vagina and urethra.
Equisetum arvense can be particularly beneficial for individuals with psoriasis affecting their entire body.
These individuals often experience accompanying rheumatic pains in the joints and severe ulcers on their chest, hands, and legs.
Modalities are the factors that, increase or decrease the complaints in a patient.
They are categorized as aggravating factors and amelioration factors.
Aggravating factors make the condition of the illness worse, while the amelioration factor improves the condition of the disease.
It can be time, any part of the day, season, position, or any applications, etc.
The condition of Equisetum arvense gets aggravated by motion, right side, pressure,bouch, and sitting down.
The conditions of the Equisetum arvense get better when lying down, in the afternoon.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Equisetum arvense are Apis, Cannabis, Cantharis, and Ferrum phosphoricum, Pulsatilla.
These remedies have many similarities in action but are different in origin, which means the source from which the medicine is prepared is another.
Remedies similar to Equisetum arvense is Cantharis.
Cantharis comes closest to it; there is less bleeding, tenesmus, scalding, and fibrinous flakes than with Cantharis.
Equisetum arvense antidotes the ill effects of coffee and other stimulants.
The bad effects of Equisetum arvense are antidoted by Camphor.
Equisetum Arvense Uses, Dosage & Potencies
The dosage and potency of the medicine depend on the individual case.
Lower potency is given when very few symptoms of the patient match with the medicine and help the doctor only to diagnose the disease condition.
It is of great value in the treatment of Gleet, Gonorrhoea, and urine retention.
This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen.
This is considered as higher potency; they are given when the majority of mental symptoms and physical symptoms of Equisetum arvense match.
Higher potencies are advisable to be not repeated very often; they act for a long duration of days, so the second dose is repeated every 7 days or every 15 days once.
This is very high potency. One should give it only after careful case analysis, where all medicinal symptoms of the Equisetum arvense and that given by the patient match perfectly.
One should not repeat 1 M potencies. It is given 30 days once and waiting for symptoms to disappear.
The mother tincture of Equisetum arvense is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with hemorrhages.
It is mainly used to relieve symptoms of, Urinary tract and should only be given when all the symptoms of Equisetum arvense are matched with the patient’s symptoms.
Take 10 drops of mother tincture in half a cup of water three times a day till the improvement occurs.
This lower potency of Equisetum arvense works well to treat conditions like dropsy and cystitis, it has a therapeutic effect on patients suffering from such conditions.
Take 2-3 drops of dilution directly on the tongue thrice a day for 3 months.
- General paralysis
- Urine, retention
Equisetum arvense Side Effects
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by potentization where the dynamic curative power of the medication is aroused, so homeopathic medicines produce negligible side effects.
If any side effects of Equisetum arvense are seen mostly vomiting or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Arnica.
Remember that homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on individual symptoms and characteristics. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified homeopath for proper evaluation and personalized treatment. Homeopathy focuses on treating the whole person, so a detailed case study is necessary to select the most appropriate remedy.
Homeopathic medicines should be taken only when prescribed by a homeopathic physician. Self-medication may aggravate the original conditions.