November 2010|Vol 7|Issue 11

November 2010 | Volume 7 | Issue 11


Spot Remedy
Equisetum Hyemale ... a remedy for Nocturnal Enuresis

        Equisetum Hyemale is an efficient remedy for bedwetting in children. This remedy is being used by many Homoeopaths and the efficacy is strongly spoken “Equisetum Hymale in Mother tincture works well, 5 to10 drops thrice daily benefit the patients along with the constitutional Remedy”.

        Bedwetting is the most common childhood urologic complaint and one of the most common pediatric-health issues. Bedwetting is just a developmental delay, an emotional problem or physical illness. Only a small percentage bedwetting is frequently associated with a family history of the condition. Constipation in children also leads to pressure effect on the urinary bladder, which reciprocate the bed wetting in some patients

        The strongest indications of Equisetum Hyemale for its use in homeopathy. Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica, Principal action on the bladder. A remedy for enuresis and dysuria. The children will report bedwetting with dreams or night mares.

    Equisetum hyemale called as rough horsetail , is a species of horsetail native to moist forests, forest edges and stream banks, swamps and fens throughout the Holarctic Kingdom. Boiled and dried Equisetum hyemale is used as traditional polishing material like fine grit sandpaper in Japan.Some Plateau Indian tribes boiled the stalks to produce a drink used as a diuretic and to treat venereal diseases.

        Some times the children may report Urinary tract infection. Equisetum Hymale patients have dysuria with dull pain and feeling of fullness in bladder which gives moderate cystitis. The patients have ineffectual urging severe pain at the close of urination. He recommends tincture to sixth potency. A decoction, teaspoonful doses, or the tincture in hot water.
    H.C.Allen in his Key notes additionally quotes the symptoms as “Profuse, large quantity of Urination”
    Medorrhinum children also pass enormous urine which is an effect of cold or heat, overplay. They present some sycotic complaints along with.

        When the child presents slow in learning to walk developmental delay can be suspected. Most of the children respond to causticum in higher potencies. Another common cause of bedwetting; constipation is a remarkable symptom
    Nux Vomica for nervous Children, Belladona for delirious children, Mag Phos for the effects of cathetrisation also calls along with indications.