Triticum Repens.

Botanical name: 

Syn.—Couch Grass.
P. E.—The plant.
N. O.—Graminaceae.
N. H.—America, Europe.

Properties: Demulcent, mildly diuretic.

Use: A mild, nonirritating diuretic. Allays urinary irritation, increases renal secretion. We think of it in prostatitis, pyelitis, purulent or catarrhal cystitis, irritable conditions of the bladder, gonorrhea and in fevers where a mild diuretic is desirable to increase secretion of urine. Give in form of an infusion or the tincture, 5 to 60 drops in ½ to a tumbler of water 3 to 4 times a day, as the case may demand.

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