P. E.—Whole plant.
N. H.—United States, Europe.
Properties: Tonic, astringent, diuretic, diaphoretic, alterative.
Indications: In chronic diseases of the genito-urinary organs, with scanty urine; smarting sensation on passing urine.
Use: It removes irritation of the kidneys, urinary tract, wrongs of the skin, lymphatic glands and blood, which are caused by presence of waste products, resulting from defective catabolism. Is a tonic to the general system, removes dropsical accumulation and restores the excretory functions to normal condition. We think of it in uric acid diathesis, lithemia, gravel, excess of uric acid, brick dust sediment in urine, chronic catarrh of the bladder. In dropsy from disease of the kidneys and where there are enlarged glands and a general debilitated condition it is a valuable adjunct to other indicated remedies.
The Materia Medica and Clinical Therapeutics, 1905, was written by Fred J. Petersen, M.D.