Equisetum debile Roxb.

Equisetum debile Roxb. is a plant belonging to the familia: Equisetaceae

Equisetum debile Roxb. grown in the open or slightly shaded, gathered on the sandy and rocky soil of the valley which flooded much, as long as the flow of water in the mountains, river, or swamp. Equisetum debile Roxb. can be found from 300-2700 m above sea level. Pakuan plants that grow upright or growing up among the other plants, about 1 meter high. The base sometimes creeping, the stem a little weak, hollow with a diameter of 2-10 mm. Leaves arranged rocky, small, pointed, shaped scales and is a thin sheath. Spores pockets located at the end of the stem, 1 to 2.5 cm long oval shape with sharp edges. Leaves a shield-shaped spores hexagon, stemmed.

Chemical properties and pharmacological effects: Sweet, slightly bitter, neutral. Anti-inflammatory, laxative urine (diuretics), treatment of eye inflammation, astringent, antihemorrhoid, stop the bleeding. Chemical Ingredients: Acid grit 5% -10%, oxalic acid, malic acid, akonitat (equisetic acid), Tannates acid, potassium, sodium, thiaminase and saponin.

Curable Disease:
Eye inflammation, influenza, fever, diarrhea, colitis, hepatitis; urine or bloody stools, swelling, broken bones, hemorrhoids; Rheumatism;

Long usage, can interfere with kidney function.

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