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’ various operational procedures.
Equisetum Arvense is also known as Equisetum hyemale. It is commonly known as Scouring Rush.
Tincture of fresh plant chopped and pounded to a pulp.
This medicine is prepared from a rush growing in all parts of A rush growing in damp soil in Europe and America.
When a fresh plant is chopped and pounded, then the pulp is used in adequate proportion, potentized, and proved according to the doctrine of proving it becomes one of the most valuable remedies in the field of homeopathy.
It was proved and introduced to homeopathy by Smith.
It is a wonderful remedy from the vegetable kingdom. It belongs to the family Equistaceae.
Its pulp extract from the fresh plant is taken, is also prepared which is further potentized and Dilutions are prepared with alcohol.
Mother Tincture and trituration of the fresh twigs and roots of the plant is prepared and subsequent potencies are made.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Hamamelis Varginica an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
Equisetum arvense Constitution /Personality
Equisetum arvense is a remedy, best suited for people with hemorrhagic diathesis and who suffer from diseases like phlebitis, varicosis, hemorrhoids, and venous hemorrhage.
Guiding Symptoms of Equisetum arvense
Equisetum arvense is one of the best remedies for its action on the urinary organs.
It is a wonderful remedy for pain in the kidneys, especially the right kidney.
It is a wonderful remedy for pain in the bladder and urinary passages.
There is a Constant desire to urinate, and the person passes large quantities of clear, light-colored urine without relief.
It is a great remedy for distension of the bladder with pain in the bladder from distension.
It is a wonderful remedy for urine retention and dysuria; especially in women during pregnancy and after confinement.
It is a remedy used by many homeopaths for enuresis, the person wet bed at night; when he dreams he always sees a crowd of people. Enuresis, with frequent painful urging to urinate, causes the patient to rise at night.
Equisetum is a wonderful remedy for cystitis in women with severe dull pain which does not lessen after urination; there is irritation of the bladder, especially in women.
It is a wonderful remedy to relieve loss of control over the bladder and rectum in the case of general paralysis.
It is a wonderful remedy for carcinoma of the uterus.
There is pain in the sacroiliac joints.
There is aggravation from pressure or contact; moving or sitting.
All the complaints are better by eating and lying on the back.
The pain in the back is better by continued motion also pain in the back and knees is better by motion.
Equisetum Arvense Uses
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 a wonderful, remedy for mental conditions, the person is very irritable and easily fatigued.
It is a wonderful remedy for a person in a mental condition when the patient is worried and has a constant fear of being hurt and getting injured which will result in bleeding.
Equisetum arvense is a great remedy for headaches there is a severe headache with intense pain in the upper part of the eyes or roof of the orbit.
It is a wonderful remedy for headaches with the heat of the face without redness, there is a constrictive feeling across the forehead.
It is a wonderful remedy for headaches with sticking, darting pains changing locality.
There is severe constriction of the whole scalp as if drawn tightly over the whole skull with a continual desire to wrinkle up the forehead.
It is indicated when the skin over the frontal bone is very tight, with the feeling of skin continuing to contract.
It is a wonderful remedy for nasal
It is a great remedy for the eye, there is a painful weakness of the eyes with severe pain in the roof of the right orbit. There is a sharp pain in the outer angle of the right eye.
Equisetum arvense is a wonderful remedy for earache with dull, transient pain and stiff feeling behind the left mastoid.
It is a wonderful remedy for tinnitus with confused feeling in the ears, there is confusion about sounds, the person’s confusion with noises and there is fearful rumbling.
Equisetum arvense is indicated in cases where the face is flushed, there is a feeling of heat.
It is a wonderful remedy when there is increased blood flow to the face if blood is pressed into the face, there is heat and burning without redness.
Equisetum arvense is indicated in conditions where there is a sore throat with sharp sticking in the throat.
There is soreness with sticking and pain in the throat making it difficult to hawk out mucous.
It is a wonderful remedy for chest conditions where there is sharp stitching pain in the chest, and in the nipples aggravated by inspiration.
It is a wonderful remedy for heart conditions when there is palpitation with sharp stitching in the left breast one inch to the left and over the nipple.
There is a sharp pain in the region of the heart aggravation by inspiration.
There is pricking pain in the region of the heart and superficial veins of both arms.
Equisetum arvense is a great remedy for the stomach when there is excessive hunger; appetite greatly increased throughout.
It is a wonderful remedy for acidity where there is an increase in appetite, has to eat in large quantities every meal.
Abdomen and Rectum symptoms
Equisetum arvense is a wonderful remedy for a distended abdomen, there is a distended feeling all over the abdomen.
It is a great remedy for dull, heavy pains in either side of the lower abdomen and bladder, the patient has got a frequent desire to urinate along with dull pain in the lower abdomen; this desire to urinate, which is constant, is not ameliorated by passing urine.
It is a wonderful remedy for the slight pain in the bowels with a desire for stool, not urgent, early in the morning.
It is a wonderful remedy for frequent stools every day three stools during the morning, quite thin; during the whole day frequent inclination for stool with slight pain in the bowels, it is not diarrhea.
It is a wonderful remedy for severe pain in the lower abdomen with the passage of fetid flatus.
There is Sharp pain in the hypogastrium with sticking-like pains in the anus at 11 a.m.
There are sharp pains on either side of the hypogastrium; extending to the middle line.
It is a wonderful remedy for smarting in the anus during and after stool.
The stools are passed with great flatulence, at times there is a stool with aching in the anus and a feeling as if the rectum would protrude, followed by smarting in the anus and a feeling as if some feces remained.
Equisetum arvense has got wonderful action on the Urinary Organs, there is a slight pain in the right kidney, then in the left, pains are extending down the left side of the sacrum.
It is a wonderful remedy for urinary tract infection with dull pain in the right kidney, with an urgent desire to urinate; the person urinates and again in a few minutes feels like urinating and passes, clear light-colored urine.
It is a great remedy for inflammation of the bladder with pain in the bladder from distension.
There is enuresis, nocturnal and diurnal, there is a frequent desire to urinate but only a small quantity is passed at a time, and feels like urinating again.
There is a severe dull pain in the bladder not ameliorated by urinating; continued some days after taking the drug, and causes the patient a fear of inflammation of the bladder.
It is a wonderful remedy for cystitis where there is tenderness in the region of the bladder, and right side of the lower abdomen, extending upward from the groin; same but less marked left side.
It is a wonderful remedy for pain and tenderness in the bladder region with soreness of testicles, extending up spermatic cords.
It is a wonderful remedy for urinary tract infections in kids and old people, there is excessive burning in the urethra while urinating.
It is indicated when there is sharp, cutting pain in the urethra, with pricking in the urethra a short distance back from the meatus.
It is a wonderful remedy for biting and itching in the meatus with scratching in the urethra.
There is a great desire to urinate but only a small quantity passes.
It is a wonderful remedy for the urgent desire to urinate with prickling and soreness of the meatus from contact and pressure.
The person has incontinence of urine he is obliged to rise several times at night to urinate.
There is profuse urination, with burning in the urethra and sharp pain at the root of the penis.
It is a wonderful remedy for gleet and gonorrhea where the urine passes in smaller quantities and is dark in color and passed in small amounts but felt as if he had not urinated for hours, the amount of urine grew less each time but the desire to urinate increased.
The urine is cloudy with a great excess of mucus on standing, indicative of gonorrheal infection.
Equisetum arvense has got wonderful action on male problems as they suffer from violent erections; in the afternoon.
It is a wonderful remedy for violent erections, there is pain on urinating with a large quantity of urine passed at a time with burning in the urethra.
It is a wonderful remedy for severe soreness of testicles and cords aggravation on the left side.
Equisetum arvense has got wonderful action on the female genitals there is a frequent urinary tract infection with dull aching pain in the lower abdomen with a desire to urinate frequently and pain on standing, better by lying down.
It is a remedy for leucorrhoea, with burning in the urethra, as an after-effect of previous infection of gonorrhea.
It is a great remedy for pelvic inflammatory infections where there is frequent urethritis with pain on passing urine, with gleet and pus in urine making the patient weak and exhausted.
Hand and Leg symptoms
Equisetum arvense is wonderful rheumatism and gout with pain in the upper part of the shoulders and the region of vertebra prominent, there is aggravation by least motion or contact.
There is a pain in the right shoulder to the middle of the upper arm.
It is a wonderful remedy for pain in the left shoulder with shivering over the body and great heat of the head.
It is a wonderful remedy for pain in the right hip joint and near knee joint.
The knees are very weak on the least exertion, there is dull, heavy pain under the left patella.
It is a top-listed remedy for pain in joints on awakening in the morning, there is sharp pain inner side of the left knee, and there is aggravation after moving for a short time.
Equisetum arvense is indicated to treat rheumatic pain in the back, and pains in the back especially while sitting, which is aggravated by lying on your back and walking.
There is a heavy sensation like a lump in the right lumbar region.
It is a great remedy for severe rheumatic pains in the region of the sacro-lumbar joint, and through the left hip joint extending down the outer side of the left leg, ending in the front three inches above the knee.
It is a wonderful remedy for sore pain down the back with severe weakness and exhaustion.
Equisetum arvense is a wonderful remedy for low-grade gonorrhoeal fevers, the person feels very sleepy, with eyelids heavy.
Sleep is much disturbed by tiresome dreams of many persons, places, and things.
The fever is with creeping chills beginning below and creeping up back.
It is a great remedy for people who are subject to phlebitis; and prickling pains.
It is a top-listed remedy for ulcers on the urethra in the urinary tract and mucous membranes of the vagina and urethra.
It is a wonderful remedy for psoriasis all over the body with rheumatic pains in joints and severe ulcers on the 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.
Relationship with Other Medicine
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 are 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.
Equisetum arvense 30 Uses
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.
Equisetum arvense 200 Uses
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.
Equisetum arvense 1M Uses
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.
Equisetum arvense Q (Mother Tincture) Uses
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.
Equisetum arvense 3X/6X Uses
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.
Clinical Indication of Equisetum arvense
- 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.