Trailing Arbutus. N. O. Ericaceæ.
Tincture of fresh leaves.
Hale mentions Epigea as having been a popular remedy in renal calculi throughout the United States ever since the settlement."It has been successful in removing dysuria and strangury as well as urinary tenesmus." Hale once gave to a patient who had a bloody muco-purulent sediment in the urine with intense dysuria, ten drops of the tincture six times a day.
A copious deposit of fine brown sand was observed and all symptoms were relieved.
Botanical: Arbutus, Uva ursi.
Compare also: Mitchella, Chimaphila, Cannabis, Calc. ren., Urtica urens, Uric acid.