The seeds of Delphinium staphysagria.
Preparation.—Tincture of Staphysagria.
Dose.—To ℥iv. of water add gtt. x. to gtt. xx.; dose, one teaspoonful.
Specific Indications.—Sense of fullness in the perineum and along the urethra; mucoid discharge from the urethra; sense of fullness about the anus, and mucoid discharges following stool; enlarged prostate, prostatorrhoea, spermatorrhea.
Therapeutic Action.—Staphysagria exerts its influence upon the lower pelvic organs. It may be used in chronic cystitis with mucous discharge, chronic urethritis, the second stage of gonorrhoea, chronic vaginitis, leucorrhoea, chronic inflammation of the prostate, and chronic inflammation of the lower portion of the rectum. In these diseases the indications given above will be a good guide.
It exerts a marked influence upon the prostate gland, the vesiculae seminales, and the testes, relieving irritation. I have employed it for years to cure prostatorrhoea, arresting the discharge which has so excited and alarmed the sufferers. It also exerts a good influence in spermatorrhoea, relieving the mind by checking the prostatic and urethral discharge, and diminishing the tendency to nocturnal emissions.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.