Major therapeutic interest
- Facilitating remineralization;
- 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.