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HEERMOES, Equisetum arvense
Parts used: Stems
Constituents: Saponin, Alkaloids, Flavonoids, Phytosterols, Silicic acid, Vitamins, Pantothenic acid
Minerals; Silica, selenium, copper, manganese, sodium, cobalt, iron, iodine, potassium
 
Actions Indications
Astringent
Anti-haemorrhagic
Haemoptysis, cystitis, haematuria, enuresis, prostatic enlargement, prostatitis, incontinence, urethritis
Prophylactic  
Diuretic Oedema associated with menopause or arthritis causing a mild leucocytosis
Styptic  
Vulnerary BHP specific, for Inflammation or benign enlargement of the prostrate gland, Urinary incontinence and enuresis in children (strengthens urinary system)
 
Herbal extract, 15-45mL per week
Energetics: Cooling, sweet, bitter, astringent
Meridians: kidney, bladder, lungs, liver, large intestine
Caution: Toxic to cattle
 
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