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Major therapeutic interest
Helping consolidate fractures;
Treating post-traumatic swelling;
Treating urinary tract infections;
Used as a diuretic;
Treating kidney stones;
Relieving and treating tendinitis;
Bolstering joint pain treatment;
Strengthening nails and hair.
External Use (as a decoction added to bath water):
Helping heal minor wounds;
Relieving certain skin irritations (eczema).
Swelling associated with kidney or heart failure;
Pregnancy and breastfeeding;
Hypokalemia: Risk of increased potassium deficiency;
Diabetes: Use carefully, with closely monitored blood glucose levels;
Prolonged use: Risk of increased vitamin B1 deficiency.
For therapeutic use, only products that do not contain thiaminase (enzyme responsible for vitamin B1 [thiamin]) should be used. In Canada, manufacturers are required to declare the absence of this substance in their preparations.
May heighten potassium loss caused by diuretics (Hydrochlorothiazide and Lasix [Furosemide]), corticosteroids (Prednisone), and Lanoxin.
Equisetum arvense, Equisetum telmateia, Equisetum hyemale
Silica, saponins, flavonoids.
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