Equisetum Hyemale was proved and introduced to homeopathy by Smith.
It is commonly known as Scouring Rush.
It is a wonderful remedy from the vegetable kingdom. This plant grows in damp soil in Europe and America. It belongs to the family Equisetaceae.
It acts especially on the urinary bladder, it is a popular remedy for enuresis, gonorrhoea, gleet, haematuria, and gravel.
It is characterized by symptoms related to the urinary bladder, in form of cystitis, enuresis, gleet, and gonorrhoea.
The Mother Tincture of Equisetum Hyemale is made from fresh roots gathered in autumn.
Mother Tincture and trituration of the fresh plant pulp with the root of the Scouring rush plant is prepared and subsequent potencies are made.
The process of dynamization arouses the latent curative powers and makes Equisetum Hyemale an invaluable homeopathic medicine to serve a therapeutic purpose when given in dynamic doses.
Equisetum Hyemale Constitution /Personality
It is adapted to a person who is full-blooded and suffers from severe gonorrhea, and cystitis.
Equisetum Hyemale is indicated for various conditions related to the urinary bladder, kidneys, and musculoskeletal system.
It is valuable for acute bladder diseases characterized by sensations of fullness, tension, throbbing, and a bursting feeling during urination.
Equisetum acts as a tonic for the urinary organs, providing relief from kidney, bladder, and urinary passage pain.
Patients may experience a constant urge to urinate and pass large quantities of clear, light-colored urine without finding relief. The bladder pain is often associated with distension.
It is particularly useful for conditions like retention and dysuria, especially in women during pregnancy and post-delivery periods.
For children with nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting), Equisetum can be an effective remedy. It is often linked to dreams involving crowds of people.
Equisetum addresses bladder irritation, especially in women, along with frequent painful urges to urinate, leading to nighttime awakenings.
In cases of general paralysis, frequent urging to urinate may result in a loss of control over both the bladder and rectum.
Equisetum Hyemale is also indicated for uterine carcinoma.
This remedy provides relief for pain in the sacroiliac joints, which worsens with pressure or contact, as well as when sitting. Eating tends to alleviate pain in the temples.
Patients often find relief by lying on their backs, reducing pain in the back.
Equisetum Hyemale is effective in cases of back and knee pain, with continued motion offering relief.
This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-
Equisetum Hyemale is indicated for various mental and emotional conditions:
Patients may exhibit high levels of irritability and experience fatigue easily.
Depression can be a prominent symptom, often arising from chronic suffering related to bladder issues.
These individuals may also complain of weakness in memory, with difficulties in remembering and frequent forgetfulness.
Equisetum Hyemale is indicated for severe headaches characterized by intense pain in the upper part of the eyes or the roof of the orbit. It is particularly effective for headaches with facial heat, despite the absence of redness.
Individuals experiencing constrictive sensations across the forehead or severe, shifting, darting pains that change location can benefit from this remedy.
Equisetum Hyemale is also recommended for constrictive headaches that seem to encompass the entire scalp, making it feel as if it is tightly drawn over the entire skull.
This remedy is further associated with a persistent desire to wrinkle up the forehead. Notably, it is indicated when the skin over the frontal bone is experienced as exceedingly tight, and there is a sensation of the skin continuing to contract.
This remedy is indicated for nasal catarrh, there is pain in the nose on coughing and sneezing.
There is a running nose first of the right nostril and then the left.
This remedy is indicated for eye issues characterized by a sensation of fullness and a heavy, pressing feeling.
Individuals may experience severe pain in the roof of the right orbit, particularly in the right eye. Furthermore, sharp pain in the outer angle of the right eye is a distinct symptom associated with this remedy.
Additionally, it is recommended for cases where individuals experience a confused feeling in the ears. This confusion may manifest as severe difficulty in processing sounds, leading to a state of mental distraction and an inability to concentrate on daily activities.
Equisetum Hyemale is an important remedy in cases where the tongue is clear but dry.
This remedy is particularly relevant when individuals report a bland taste in their mouth, along with a sensation of soreness that leads them to drink in small quantities at a time.
Moreover, it is a valuable choice for addressing dryness of the mouth, often accompanied by the presence of cracked lips.
Equisetum Hyemale is indicated in cases where bladder disorders are accompanied by specific facial symptoms.
Individuals may experience a flushed face, coupled with a sensation of heat on the face. It might feel as though blood is being pressed into the face.
Additionally, this remedy is recommended for those who have a sense of heat and burning in the face, even in the absence of redness. Furthermore, some patients may exhibit an unusual symptom of the mouth being drawn down to one side.
Equisetum Hyemale is indicated in conditions where patients experience a sore throat, characterized by sharp, sticking pains in the throat.
This remedy is particularly suitable when there is redness and soreness in the faucets of the throat, accompanied by spasms of the esophagus, which can make swallowing food a challenging task.
Moreover, individuals may have the sensation as if there is a sharp object pricking in the throat, further aligning this remedy with such throat-related discomforts.
Equisetum Hyemale is a wonderful remedy for chest and heart issues, such as congestion in the chest, often accompanied by a sharp, stitching pain located about one inch to the left of the breast and over the nipple.
This remedy is particularly indicated when there is sharp pain in the region of the heart, which worsens with each breath. Additionally, it is beneficial for cases characterized by a dull, hot, aching pain in the heart region, often accompanied by neuralgic pains in the heart.
Furthermore, Equisetum Hyemale is a great remedy for addressing palpitations, particularly when they are associated with a weak pulse.
Equisetum Hyemale is a great remedy for addressing stomach disorders. It is indicated when individuals experience excessive hunger, with their appetite significantly increased.
This remedy is particularly useful in cases of gastralgia, where there is intense stomach pain and a ravenous appetite. This hunger may manifest upon waking in the morning or persist throughout the day.
Moreover, Equisetum Hyemale is a wonderful remedy for vomiting, especially when it is associated with cystitis or urinary tract infections. This remedy can be beneficial in addressing both stomach and urinary issues simultaneously.
Equisetum Hyemale is indicated for various abdominal symptoms. It can be particularly useful for abdominal colic, which presents as a dull, heavy aching in the region of the gallbladder and the umbilical area. This remedy is also relevant when there is a distended feeling in the abdomen.
In cases of dull, heavy pains in either side of the lower abdomen and bladder, accompanied by a frequent urge to urinate, Equisetum Hyemale is a great choice. The constant desire to urinate is not alleviated by urination.
For individuals with thin stools (not diarrhea), Equisetum Hyemale is recommended. They may experience slight pain in the bowels and have a desire for stool, which is not urgent, particularly in the early morning. This can be followed by multiple thin stools during the day, with a frequent inclination for stool and slight bowel pain but without diarrhea.
In situations of severe pain in the lower abdomen associated with the passage of fetid flatus, this remedy can provide relief.
Equisetum Hyemale is also relevant for sharp pains in the hypogastrium with sticking-like pains in the anus, especially around 11 a.m.
Sharp pains on either side of the hypogastrium, extending to the middle line, are another indication for this remedy.
In cases where individuals report a crawling sensation in the anus, copious stools, and smarting in the anus during and after stool, Equisetum Hyemale can be beneficial.
Finally, for stools with significant flatulence, aching in the anus, and a feeling as if the rectum might protrude, followed by smarting in the anus and a sensation as if some feces remained, this remedy is indicated.
Equisetum Hyemale is indicated for various urinary organ issues, demonstrating its remarkable action in this domain. It is recommended when there is slight pain first in the right kidney, then in the left side of the back extending down the left side of the sacrum.
This remedy is especially valuable for dull pain in the right kidney, often accompanied by an urgent desire to urinate with clear, light-colored urine.
In cases of cystitis, Equisetum Hyemale can be effective, particularly when there is pain in the bladder due to distension, along with severe dull pain in the bladder that is not relieved by urination.
Tenderness in the bladder region and the right side of the lower abdomen, extending upward from the groin, and to a lesser extent, the left side, are also symptoms that align with this remedy.
Equisetum Hyemale is suitable for addressing gonorrhea-related symptoms, including pain and tenderness in the bladder region and soreness of the testicles, which can extend up the spermatic cords.
Excessive burning during urination, along with sharp, cutting pain in the urethra, are indicative of this remedy.
Furthermore, pricking in the urethra, a short distance back from the meatus, and biting itching in the meatus that worsens with scratching are symptoms that can be relieved with Equisetum Hyemale.
This remedy is indicated when there is a strong urge to urinate, but only a small quantity passes, often accompanied by prickling and soreness of the meatus due to contact and pressure. Patients may also experience frequent nighttime awakenings to urinate.
Equisetum Hyemale is beneficial for addressing profuse urination, accompanied by burning in the urethra and sharp pain at the root of the penis. The urine may be passed in smaller quantities and appear darker.
Patients who feel as though they need to urinate frequently but pass urine in smaller amounts, with an increasing desire to urinate each time, can benefit from this remedy.
In cases where the urine is cloudy with excess mucus upon standing and where enuresis (bedwetting) occurs both at night and during the day, Equisetum Hyemale is a valuable treatment option for these urinary disturbances.
Equisetum Hyemale is indicated for various male sexual organ issues, showcasing its beneficial effects in this regard. This remedy is recommended when individuals experience pain in both testicles, with aggravation in the morning, and sometimes shooting pains extending into the abdomen.
It is particularly relevant for cases involving violent erections, often occurring in the afternoon and accompanied by soreness of the testicles and cords.
In cases of gonorrhea and gleet, Equisetum Hyemale can be effective, especially when there is sharp pain upon passing a small quantity of urine.
Moreover, it is a suitable remedy for gleet where mucus is present in the urine, and individuals experience soreness of the urethra during urination, leading to severe pain.
Equisetum Hyemale is known for its positive effects on the female sexual organs. It is particularly useful in cases of gonorrhea, especially when it is accompanied by pelvic inflammatory diseases and the presence of a dull, aching pain in the bladder.
This remedy is also valuable for addressing cystitis and inflammation of the bladder. Individuals experiencing these conditions often report dull pain that encompasses the entire abdomen, starting from the left side and extending to the right, with further radiation down the abdomen upon urination.
Equisetum Hyemale is indicated for gouty diathesis, which is marked by various pain symptoms in different parts of the body. Individuals may experience pain in the upper part of the shoulders and the region of the vertebra prominens, and this pain tends to worsen with even the slightest motion or contact.
This remedy is also beneficial when there is pain in the right shoulder, extending to the middle of the upper arm. Additionally, it can provide relief for those with pain in the left shoulder, often accompanied by shivering throughout the body and an elevated heat sensation in the head.
Equisetum Hyemale is a valuable choice for addressing severe pain in the hip joints. This pain can manifest in the right hip joint and near the knee joint.
Furthermore, individuals with weak knees that easily tire upon exertion may benefit from this remedy. Additionally, a dull, heavy pain under the left patella is indicative of this remedy.
Moreover, those who experience a sharp pain on the inner side of the left knee upon waking in the morning, which is ameliorated after moving about for a short time, can find relief with Equisetum Hyemale.
Equisetum Hyemale is indicated for the treatment of cervical spondylitis, where individuals experience various symptoms related to their spine and back. These symptoms include pains in the back, which are particularly pronounced while sitting but are ameliorated when lying on the back and walking.
Moreover, this remedy is useful for addressing a heavy sensation, often likened to a lump, in the right lumbar region.
In cases of severe rheumatic pains, Equisetum Hyemale can provide relief. These pains typically occur in the region of the sacro-lumbar joint and extend through the left hip joint, reaching down to the outer side of the left leg and ultimately ending in the front, around three inches above the knee.
Equisetum Hyemale is a wonderful remedy for low-grade fever that is often associated with gonorrhea. Patients with this condition may experience pronounced sleepiness, heavy eyelids, and a sensation of heat and burning in the face, although the face does not display any redness.
In cases of fever, especially when it is accompanied by creeping chills that start below and gradually creep up the back, Equisetum Hyemale can be an effective treatment option.
It is a great remedy for gnawing and itching in several parts, there is soreness of the skin, associated with bladder disorders.
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 Hyemale gets aggravated on the right side, movement, pressure, touch, and sitting down.
The conditions of the Equisetum Hyemale get better when in the afternoon, from lying down.
This remedy completes the process of cure that is started by the first medicine given.
The remedies complementary to Equisetum Hyemale are Apis Mellifica, Cannabis Indica, Cantharis, and Ferrum. phosphoric, 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 Hyemale are Cantharis.
Equisetum Hyemale antidotes the ill effects of coffee and other stimulants.
The bad effects of Equisetum Hyemale are antidoted by Camphor.
Equisetum Hyemale 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 urinary disorders, and gonorrhea.
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 Hyemale 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 Hyemale 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.
It is mainly used to relieve symptoms of the urinary bladder, and gonorrhoeal fever and should only be given when all the symptoms of Equisetum Hyemale 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 Hyemale works well to treat the conditions like Dropsy and gleet, 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.
- Heat in the face without redness
- Constrictive headaches
- Skin tightening over the frontal bone
- Eye fullness and pain
- Abdominal colic
- Urinary disorders
- Female sexual organ issues
- Male sexual organ issues
- Gouty diathesis
- Cervical spondylitis
- Low-grade fever
- Creeping chills
Equisetum Hyemale 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 Hyemale are seen mostly vomiting or skin rash, then it can be antidoted by Camphor.
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.