Lithium benzoicum

Natural History.
      Benzoate of Lithium. LiC7 H5 O2.

Clinical.
      Uric acid, deposit of.

Characteristics.
      Hale quotes T.O. Summers (Nashville f. of Med. and Surg.) as saying that Li. ben. had great effect in diminishing uric acid deposits and increasing the free hippuric acid of the urine.
      "It acts upon the urine before it leaves the blood." Bearing in mind the powerful action which each of its elements possesses over the urinary functions, homeopaths can understand this action, and future experience will probably extend it.