Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine EQUISETUM from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of EQUISETUM …

      Synonym. Equisetum Hyemale. Natural order. Equisetaceae. Common name. Scouring Bush. Habitat. An indigenous leafless plant. Preparation. Tincture from the fresh whole plant.


The characteristic effects of Equisetum are displayed exclusively from the urinary organs, where it gives rise to dysuria and symptoms which would indicate a specific influence over the mucous lining of the bladder.


Urinary Organs. Dull pain in region of right kidney, with urgent desire to urinate. Pain in bladder, as if distended; not relieved by micturition. Pain and tenderness in region of bladder. Excessive burning in urethra while urinating (Apis, Cantharis, Can. sat.). Sharp, cutting pain in the urethra. Frequent micturition at night. Constant desire to urinate (Aconite). Constant urging, with scanty discharge. Urine high colored sediment. Urine shows great excess of mucus after standing a short time.

Compare. Aconite, Apis., Cantharis, Can. sat.


A valuable remedy in catarrhal affections of the bladder; with great vesical irritation; pain and tenderness; pain not relieved by micturition, generally worse just after; much blood pregnancy and after confinement. An excellent remedy in nocturnal enuresis of children. Also in weakness of bladder, incontinence of urine, dribbling, especially in old men and insane people. Haematuria. Gonorrhoea. Gleet.

A.C. Cowperthwaite
A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).