Equisetum arvense is a plant with astringent properties and is recommended as a remedy to stop bleeding.
The plant’s mineralising actions in healing bones and strengthening connective tissue are thought to be due to silicic acid. Silica is also important in bone structure by promoting the fixation and the maintenance of calcium inside the bone. It also has anti-inflammatory and restructuring properties (tendonitis / muscular tear / articular prosthetic surgery).
It also has diuretic properties and increases the urinary volume (a key remedy in weight loss programs).
It is also a vascular protector – Silica promotes the proliferation of elastic fibers (maintains the elasticity of arteries/veins).
Musculoskeletal: Osteoporosis, consolidation of fractures, anti-inflammatory / anti-rheumatism, muscular tear, tendonitis.
Urogenital: Urinary lithiasis, cystitis, urethritis, dysuria, hematuria, incontinence, and bedwetting in children, menorrhea, leucorrhea, edema, hydropsy, prostate enlargement.
Circulatory: Hemostatic (hemorrhoids/nose bleeds).
Digestive: Diarrhea, hematemesis.
Respiratory: Hemoptysis, degeneration of pulmonary tissues, tuberculosis.
Other: Alopecia, stretch marks, eczema, acne, skin eruptions (with and without itching), wound healing, and aging skin (builds collagen).
Consider in combination with:
Cedrus libani, for dry eczema, itchy skin conditions
Ilex aquifolium, if fissures are present
Olea europaea, for scarring
Rubus fructicosus, Alnus incana, Pinus montana, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, for osteoporosis
Fraxinus excelsior, for gout
Rubus idaeus, for heavy menses
Abies alba, Pinus Montana, Betula pubescens, for bone breaks and fractures
Digitalis – Digitoxin: Do not use conjointly (may cause a loss of potassium due to its diuretic action – increasing the risk of digitalis toxicity)
Equisetum arvense: High dosage may cause symptoms of nicotine overdose. Its use is proscribed for smokers and people using nicotine patches or
Lithium: Be prudent when using conjointly with Lithium (allopathic), the diuretic action of the Horsetail may affect serum concentrations of the medication, therefore, causing a risk of intoxication.
HerbalGem gemmo complex that contains Equisetum arvense:
G28 ARTISAP (fresh birch sap enriched with buds)
Gemmotherapy is a branch of phytotherapy that uses buds and young shoots of trees and shrubs. Gathered in the spring at a key stage of their natural growth cycle, buds and young shoots are freshly handpicked and put in maceration in a solution of water, alcohol, and glycerin to extract all their active principles.
Ingredients | Each drop contains:
Equisetum arvense* ………………………….............................................................................……. 0.05 ml
(Horsetail young shoots) (extract 1:20, QCE 2.5 mg)
Non-medicinal ingredients: glycerin* (vegetal), alcohol*, purified water.
*Organic certification by Certisys-BE1
Adults and children > 12 years take 5-15 drops daily, between meals, pure or diluted in water, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless directed by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not use together Digitalis or Digoxin.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use if the safety seal is broken.
Keep in a cool, dry place.