Stigmata maydis, Corn-silk (Zea).
Has marked urinary symptoms, and has been used with success in organic heart disease, with much oedema of lower extremities and scanty urination. Enlarged prostate and retention of urine. Uric and phosphatic Gonorrhoea. Cystitis.
Urinary.--Suppression and retention. Dysuria. Renal lithiasis; nephritic colic; blood and red sand in urine. Tenesmus after urinating. Vesical catarrh. Gonorrhoea. Cystitis. Shucks (as a decoction used for chronic malaria, teaspoonful doses freely. Dr. E. C. Lowe, England).
Dose.--Tincture in tent-to fifty-drop doses.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.