N. H.—South America.
Properties: Diuretic, slightly tonic.
Indicated: In irritation and inflammation of the bladder, especially if due to mechanical causes, gravel, uric acid, phosphoric or calcareous deposits it is a good remedy. In vesical tenesmus, dysuria, it is almost a specific. In uric acid diathesis, lithemia it stimulates the liver to action, greatly increases the action of the kidneys, reduces excess of uric acid permanently. May be thought of in cystitis, gonorrhea, recent cases of simple renal hyperemia. It acts as a gastric tonic, increases appetite, promotes digestion. It should not be combined with salines. Dose fluid extract 10 to 30 minims taken in glycerine or mucilage as it will precipitate in water.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.