Polytrichum. Polytrichum juniperinum Hedw. (Fam. Polytrichaceae.) Herba Adianti Aurei. Rock-brake Herb. Female Fern Herb. Perce Mousse. Frauenhaar. Jung Femhaar. Widertot. Wolfgerste. Hair Cap Moss. Robin's Rye. Golden Maidenhair.—This indigenous moss is stated by William Wood to be a powerful diuretic, and, when given indefinitely in infusion, very useful in dropsy. (Am. J. M. S., N. S., xxvii, 267.) Ariel Hunter confirms these statements. (N. J. Med. Rep., ix, 417.)
The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.