Galium. Galium aparine.
- Gallotannic, citric and rubichloric acids: starch.
- Specific Galium. Dose, from five to sixty minims.
Therapy—A sedative remedy in acute inflammation or irritation of the urinary tract. Given in fever it impresses the temperature favorably, stimulates the excretion of all urinary constituents and the fever is shortened by its use. It is given for its general tonic influence upon the urinary tract.
An infusion is the most active form. It is useful in dysuria if from acute inflammation, and it is an excellent remedy for suppression when nephritis has occurred from septic causes. It is useful in strangury in vesical irritation from uterine disorder and in the cystic and prostatic irritation of old men.
The American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy, 1919, was written by Finley Ellingwood, M.D.
It was scanned by Michael Moore for the Southwest School of Botanical Medicine.