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Cucurbita Citrullus.

Botanical name:

Syn.—Watermelon.
P. E.—Seeds.
N. O.—Cucurbitaceae.
N. H.—Cultivated in most all countries.

Properties: Diuretic.

Use: The fluid extract or an infusion of the seeds may be used. A remedy used for infants to a great extent where urination is painful and scanty. Useful in irritation and inflammation of the bladder. Relieves irritation, heat and burning during urination, giving a cooling sensation as well as relieving pain in the region of the kidneys from irritation. A soothing remedy in pains in the back from irritation of passing urates and phosphates. Fluid extract may be given diluted in 1/2 to 1 drachm doses but infusion is preferable.


The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.



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