Synonym. Chondodendron. Tomentosum. Natural order. Menispermaceae. Habitat. A plant supposed to be native of West Indies and South America. Preparation. Tincture from the dried roots.
GENERAL ANALYSIS AND THERAPEUTICS.
Acts specifically upon the mucous lining of genito-urinary passages, producing irritation and catarrhal inflammation, which has led to its successful use in the treatment of gonorrhoea, leucorrhoea and chronic inflammation of the bladder. Its chief symptoms are constant urging to urinate; violent pain in glans penis; straining; pain extorts screams; must get down on all fours to urinate; urine contains much viscid, thick, white mucus, or deposits a red sand. The urine has a strong ammoniacal odor. Frequently there are pains down the thighs, during the efforts to urinate.
Compare. Aconite, Berberis, Can. sat., Chim, Cantharis, Hydrangea arb., Uva ursi.