Equisetum arvense MT is mainly used as a urinary antiseptic. It also contains silica, which supports the regeneration of connecting tissues. In herbal medicine, it is used as haemostatic (to stop bleeding, nose bleeds, blood from lung and bleeding from urinary tract). It is also used for cancer of breast, intestines, kidney, lip, liver, stomach and tongue. Decoction of plant is astringent and is used as a styptic and to reduce swelling of eyelids. It is diuretic and is used in bladder and kidney affections, and is also used for cystic ulceration, cystitis, dropsy, dysuria, fever, gonorrhoea, gout and tuberculosis. There are reports of its benefits in rheumatism and arthritis. Established haemostatic and haemopoietic properties.
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