Equisetum Hyemale 30, 200, Q- Uses, Benefits & Side Effects

Equisetum Hyemale 30, 200, Q- Uses, Benefits and Side Effects

Equisetum Hyemale is a small but powerful remedy. When a fresh plant with the root of the 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 commonly known as Scouring Rush

It is a wonderful remedy from the vegetable kingdom. It is a plant named Scouring Rush. A rush growing in damp soil in Europe and America.Belongs to the family Equisetaceae.

It acts especially on the urinary bladder, it is a popular remedy for enuresis, gonorrhea, gleet, haematuria, and gravel.

Its pulp extract from the fresh whole plant and roots of a plant is taken, which is further potentized and Dilutions are prepared with alcohol.

It is characterized by symptoms related to the urinary bladder, in form of cystitis, enuresis, gleet, and gonorrhea.

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 Equisetum Hyemale is a remedy, best suited for people with plethoric habits, a bloated and livid face, with severe incontinence of the urinary bladder.

It is adapted to a person who is full-blooded and suffers from severe gonorrhea, and cystitis.

Guiding Symptoms of Equisetum Hyemale

Equisetum Hyemale is one of the best remedies for acute diseases of the urinary bladder causing fullness, tension, throbbing, and bursting sensation when passing urine.

Equisetum is a great tonic for the urinary organs. It is a wonderful remedy for Pain in the kidneys especially in the right kidney, in the bladder, and in urinary passages.

There is a Constant desire to urinate, and passes large quantities of clear, light-colored urine without relief, the pain in the bladder is from distension.

It is a top-listed remedy for Retention and dysuria; especially in women during pregnancy and after confinement.

It is a great remedy for nocturnal Enuresis in children, the child wets the bed at night; when he dreams he always sees a crowd of people.

It is a great remedy for the urinary bladder, there is a severe dull pain that does not lessen after urination; irritation of the bladder, especially in women.

The patient has enuresis, with frequent painful urging to urinate, causing the patient to rise at night.

The frequent urging to urinate is relieved as there is a loss of control over the bladder and rectum in the case of general paralysis.

It is a wonderful remedy for Carcinoma uteri.

There is Pain in sacroiliac joints, aggravated by pressure or contact; moving, or sitting.

Eating causes a reduction in pain in the temples.

The patient is better off lying on the back, and the pain in the back is reduced.

It is a wonderful remedy for pain in the back and knees which is reduced by continued motion

Equisetum Hyemale Uses

This article will cover from head to toe all the complaints body. And wherever the symptoms are matched, this medicine can be used-

Mind symptoms 

Equisetum Hyemale is a wonderful, remedy for mental conditions, the patient is very irritable and easily fatigued.

There is depression due to chronic suffering from bladder problems.

There is the weakness of memory cannot remember things, and forget things frequently.

Head symptoms 

Equisetum Hyemale is a great remedy for headaches, there is Severe headache with intense pain in the upper part of the eyes or the 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, and there is severe sticking, and darting pains changing locality.

It is a wonderful remedy for Constrictive headaches of the whole scalp as if drawn tightly over the whole skull; the continual desire to wrinkle up the forehead.

Headache is associated with the symptom of Skin over the frontal bone being very tight, with the feeling of skin continuing to contract.

Nose symptoms

It is a wonderful remedy 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.

Eyes symptoms

It is a great remedy for the eye, there is fullness, pressing heavy

Eyes, with Severe pain in the roof of right orbit.

There is Sharp pain in the outer angle of the right eye.

Ear symptoms

Equisetum Hyemale is a wonderful remedy for pain in the ears where it is Dull, transient pain, and stiff feeling behind the left mastoid.

There is a Confused feeling in the ears, severe confusion about sounds; confused noises and a person is unable to focus on daily activities.

Mouth symptom

Equisetum Hyemale is an important remedy when the tongue is clear but dry.

The Taste in a person’s mouth is bland, soreness drinks little quantity at a time.

It is a great remedy for dryness of mouth with cracked lips.

Face symptom

Equisetum Hyemale is indicated in cases where along with bladder disorders the Face is flushed, there is a feeling of heat on the face.

There is a sensation as if blood is pressed into the face.

There is Heat and burning without redness of the face, the patient feels the heat and burning.

The Mouth is drawn down at one.

Throat symptom

Equisetum Hyemale is indicated in conditions where the patient suffers from sore throat, there is sharp sticking in the throat.

There is redness and soreness of faucets and spasms of the esophagus making swallowing food difficult.

There is the sense an as if some sharp object is pricking in the throat.

Heart symptom

It is a wonderful remedy for Congestion in the Chest and Heart associated sharp stitch in the left breast one inch to the left and over the nipple.

There is Sharp pain in the region of the heart which is aggravated by inspiration.

There is Dull, hot, aching pain in the heart region, with Neuralgic pains in the heart.

It is a great remedy for Palpitation and the pulse is weak.

Stomach symptoms

Equisetum Hyemale is a great remedy for stomach disorders there is Excessive hunger; appetite greatly increased as there is Gastralgia, with a ravenous appetite; on waking in the morning or throughout the day.

It is a wonderful remedy for vomiting, which is associated with cystitis or urinary tract infections.

Abdomen and Rectum symptoms

Equisetum Hyemale is a wonderful remedy for abdominal colic there is dull, heavy aching in the region of the gallbladder; and umbilical region, there is a Distended feeling in the abdomen.

It is a great remedy for dull, heavy pains in either side of the lower abdomen and bladder, with frequent desire to urinate; the desire to urinate, which is constant, is not ameliorated by urinating.

It is a wonderful remedy for thin stools but not diarrhea, there is Slight pain in the bowels with a desire for stool, not urgent, early in the morning; three stools during the morning, quite thin; during the whole day frequent inclination for stool with slight pain in bowels; no diarrhea.

There is Severe pain in the lower abdomen with the passage of fetid flatus.

It is a wonderful remedy for sharp pain in the hypogastrium with sticking-like pains in the anus at 11 a.m.

It is a wonderful remedy for Sharp pains on either side of the hypogastrium; extending to the middle line.

It is a wonderful remedy for crawling in the anus, the Stools are copious, and there is Smarting in the anus during and after stool.

It is a wonderful remedy for Stool with great flatulence, 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.

Urinary symptoms

Equisetum Hyemale has got wonderful action on the urinary organs, it is indicated when there is Slight pain in the right kidney, then in the left side of the back extending down the left side of the sacrum.

It is a wonderful remedy for dull pain in the right side of the kidney, with an urgent desire to urinate with clear light-colored urine.

it is a wonderful remedy for cystitis, where there is Pain in the bladder from distension, with severe dull pain in the bladder not ameliorated by urinating.

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 gonorrhea, there is Pain and tenderness in the bladder region with soreness of testicles, extending up spermatic cords.

There is excessive burning in the urethra while urinating, along with sharp, cutting pain in the urethra.

It is a wonderful remedy for Pricking in the urethra a short distance back from the meatus, there is biting itching in the meatus that is aggravated by scratching.

There is a great desire to urinate but only a small quantity passes, with an urgent desire to urinate with prickling and soreness of meatus from contact and pressure.

The patient 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.

The urine is passed in smaller quantities and is darker.

The urine is Passed in a small amount but he feels as if he had not urinated for hours; the amount grew less each time but the desire to pass urine increased.

The Urine is cloudy with an excess of mucus on standing, there is enuresis, nocturnal and diurnal.

Male symptoms

Equisetum Hyemale has got wonderful action on male Sexual organs there are pains in both testicles, and aggravation in the morning; sometimes shoots up into the abdomen.

There are Violent erections; in the afternoon with soreness of testicles and cords.

It is a wonderful remedy for gonorrhea and gleet, a sharp pain on passing a small quantity of urine.

It is a great remedy for gleet where there is mucus in the urine with soreness of the urethra on passing urine causing severe pain.

Female symptoms 

Equisetum Hyemale has got wonderful action on the female sexual organs, it is useful in gonorrhea, where she suffers from pelvic inflammatory diseases with dull aching pain in the bladder.

It is a great remedy for cystitis, and inflammation of the bladder with dull pain all over the abdomen, starting from the left side to the right and radiating further down on urinating.

Hand and Leg symptoms

Equisetum Hyemale is a wonderful remedy for gouty diathesis, there is pain in the upper part of the shoulders and region of vertebra prominens, aggravated by least motion or contact.

There is Pain in the right shoulder to the middle of the upper arm, there is a pain in the left shoulder with shivering over the body and great heat of the head.

It is a wonderful remedy for severe pain in hip joints, 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. On awakening in the morning, there is, a sharp pain inner side of the left knee, ameliorated after moving about a short time.

Back symptoms

Equisetum Hyemale is indicated to treat cervical spondylitis, there are Pains in the back especially while sitting, ameliorated by lying on the back and walking.

There is a Heavy sensation like a lump in the right lumbar region. It is a wonderful remedy for Severe rheumatic pains in the region of the sacro-lumbar joint, and through the left hip joint extending down to the outer side of the left leg, ending in front three inches above the knee.

Fever symptoms

Equisetum Hyemale is a wonderful remedy for a low-grade fever, that is associated with gonorrhea the patient is very sleepy, with eyelids heavy with heat and burning in the face but no redness of the face.

It is a great remedy for fever where there are Creeping chills beginning below and creeping up back.

Skin symptoms

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.

Aggravated By

The condition of Equisetum Hyemale gets aggravated on the right side, movement, pressure, touch, and sitting down.

Amelioration By

The conditions of the Equisetum Hyemale get better when in the afternoon, from lying down.

Relationship with Other Medicine

Complementary Medicines

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.

Similar Medicines

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.

It Antidotes 

Equisetum Hyemale antidotes the ill effects of coffee and other stimulants.

Antidoted by 

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.

Equisetum Hyemale 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 urinary disorders, and gonorrhea.

This potency requires frequent repetition, 3-4 times a day, till the expected result is seen. 

Equisetum Hyemale 200 Uses

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.

Equisetum Hyemale 1M Uses

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.

Equisetum Hyemale Q (Mother Tincture) Uses

The mother tincture of Equisetum Hyemale is used by many homeopaths to relieve the symptoms associated with chronic respiratory failure.

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. 

Equisetum Hyemale 3X/6X Uses

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.

Clinical Indication of Equisetum Hyemale

  • Cystitis
  • Dropsy
  • Enuresis
  • General paralysis
  • Gleet
  • Gonorrhoea
  • Gravel
  • Haematuria
  • Urine- retention

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.

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