Equisetum ramosissimum subsp. debile (Roxb. ex Vaucher) Hauke (= Equisetum debile Roxb. ex Vaucher)

DeFilipps, Robert A. & Krupnick, Gary A., 2018, The medicinal plants of Myanmar, PhytoKeys 102, pp. 1-341: 2

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scientific name

Equisetum ramosissimum subsp. debile (Roxb. ex Vaucher) Hauke (= Equisetum debile Roxb. ex Vaucher)
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Equisetum ramosissimum subsp. debile (Roxb. ex Vaucher) Hauke (= Equisetum debile Roxb. ex Vaucher) 

Names.

Myanmar: myet-sek. English: weak horsetail.

Range.

Europe from Loire, southern Bavaria and central Russia southwards, in isolated localities in Brittany (France), the Netherlands and northern Germany; Asia; Africa; and America.

Use.

Whole plant: Used to treat gonorrhea.

Notes.

In India the whole plant is used for gonorrhea and as an abortifacient ( Jain and DeFilipps 1991). In China the species is used internally to treat dysentery; also to improve eyesight ( Duke and Ayensu 1985). In Malaysia it is used for pain, especially arthritic pain; in Indonesia it is used externally to treat bruises, fractures, and arthritis; and in Korea, China, Taiwan, and Indo-China it is used internally to treat dysentery ( Perry 1980).

Reported constituents of Equisetum  include fatty oil, silicic acid, linoleic acid, equisetonine, equisetic acid, and equisetine ( Perry 1980).

Reference.

Nordal (1963).