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Equisetum Hyemale - General symptoms

Scouring-rush, Equisetum, Equisetum Hiemale Hyemale, Equisetum hiemale, Equis.


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HPUS indication of Equisetum Hyemale: Urinary problems

Below are the main rubriks (i.e strongest indications or symptoms) of Equisetum Hyemale in traditional homeopathic usage, not approved by the FDA.


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GENERAL

General

Have had very severe pain in right pectoral region all day, but much worse this evening.

cannot fill my right lunch with air, it causes such severe pain.

worse in morning. 9 P.M. it seems as though both lungs were becoming congested.

very difficult respiration, 8 drops of Veratrum Album Verat. vir. to one-half glass of water, three doses fifteen minutes apart.

can respire much easier (third day).

passed a restless night.

had to lie on my back till about midnight, as I could not lie, on my side.

after midnight rested easiest on affected side partly curled up.

seems as though about thirty-six square inches of surface beneath right nipple was very much inflamed.

worse on inspiring, causes pain in stooping to right side to lift anything from the ground, also in putting my right arm over my head.

think it is the pleura that is affected (fourth day).

pain on inspiration continues in right thorax between fourth and fifth ribs.

worse on bending to the left, but not as bad as yesterday (fifth day),.

Severe rheumatic pain in region of sacro-lumbar articulation and through left hip-joint, extending down outer side of left leg, terminating in front about three inches above the knee, at 2.30 P.M.

this pain was relieved by lying on back and keeping perfectly quiet, but increased when beginning to move, and relieved somewhat by continued motion.

the pains in the back and hip seemed deepseated and of a dull gnawing character, but not continuous.

they increased gradually to a very severe extent, and then gradually diminished again (eighth day),.

Decided diuretic effect, with slight pressure in vesical region.

dull heavy aching over the region of the left kidney, with sharp pain in the left hypochondrium.

could not sleep the first part of the night on account of dull heavy pain over both kidneys (second day).

uneasiness in right kidney (third day).

kidneys still feel sore.

frequent calls to urinate, quite a large quantity passed each time (fifth day),.

GENERAL SYMPTOMS.

Feeling of great prostration all day (fourth day),

Exceedingly restless the whole evening (first day),

Principal action on the bladder. A remedy for enuresis and dysuria.

Aching, full, tender bladder

Cystitis

Prickling, burning, or cutting in urethra

Dysuria

NOCTURNAL ENURESIS; with irritable bladder

Dribbling urine

Mucus in urine

Mucus in urine

Equisetum hyemale. Scouring Rush. A rush growing in damp soil in Europe and America. N. O. Equisetaceae. Tincture of fresh plant chopped and pounded to a pulp.

The chief effects of Equisetum are found in the urinary organs. Pain in the kidneys (especially right), in the bladder and urinary passages. Constant desire to urinate, and passes large quantities of clear, light-coloured urine without relief. Pain in bladder as from distension. Retention and dysuria.

especially in women during pregnancy and after confinement. Enuresis. Wets bed at night.

when he dreams he always sees a crowd of people. Equis. has Severe dull pain which does not lessen after urination.

irritation of the bladder, especially in women. Linaria Vulgaris Linaria has enuresis, with frequent painful urging to urinate, causing the patient to rise at night (Farrington). It relieved loss of control over bladder and rectum in a case of general paralysis. Carcinoma uteri is said to have been cured by it. Pain in sacro-iliac joints. agg. From pressure or contact.

moving. sitting. Eating amel. pain in temples.

lying on back amel. pain in back continued motion amel. pains in back and knees.

Equisetum Hyemale is sometimes successful in cases which are not relieved by Cantharis Cantharis. There is as much inclination to urinate as with Cantharis Cantharis, and there is pain in the bladder, as if too full of urine, which must be voided in order to get relief from both pain and pressure, but urinating does not satisfy and he must soon go again. There is burning in the urethra when urinating, but there are larger quantities of urine discharged than with Cantharis Cantharis, which has characteristically very small amounts, but often repeated, even but a few drops at a time. Equisetum, like Chimaphila, sometimes shows excess of mucus, and it is also very useful in enuresis. Both Chimaphila and Equisetum need further proving to draw out their characteristic. Equisetum sometimes has severe pain at the close of urination. (See Berberis Vulgaris Berberis, Nat Mur Natrum mur., Sarsaparilla Sarsaparilla, Thuja Thuja).

Frequent inclination to urinate, with pain in bladder as if too full, which must be relieved; normal quantity at a time, sometimes excess of urine; igeron has cured epistaxis, with congestion to the head, red face (Melilotus Officinalis Melilotus) and febrile action. Haematemesis, with violent retching and burning in the stomach. Bleeding from haemorrhoids, with burning. Haemoptysis and blood spitting. Haematuria, with stone in the bladder and uterine haemorrhage. The only marked symptom in addition to the haemorrhage that should lead to its selection over other remedies of this class, especially in its haemorrhages from the pelvic organs, is the marked violent irritation of the rectum and bladder. Here we must remember also Cantharis Cantharis, Lilium Tigrinum Lilium tig. and Nux Vomica Nux vomica.

Dose

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.

Clinical

Cystitis. Dropsy. Enuresis. General paralysis. Gleet. Gonorrhoea. Gravel. Haematuria. Urine, retention of.

Region

GENITO-URINARY TRACT