Ampelopsis quinquefolia [Ampe-qu]
The Virginia creeper, is a remedy for Bright’s disease, and dropsy of renal origin, that has been highly lauded by country doctors. Dosage, about 5 to 10 drops of the tincture once or twice a day, with intervals of a few days every now and then. It is always well to let the patient have a day or so of rest from medicine, for too much medicine is, at times, as bad, or worse, than none at all.
Apocynum cannabinum [Apoc]
Some men say that Apocyn. can. in doses of 5 to 10 drops of the tincture, or the decoction, will give good results in Bright’s disease. Dosage, twice a day.
Lespedeza capitata [Lesp-c]
Back in the days of Thompson, founder of the Thompsonian school, it was claimed that Lesped. cap. was as near a specific for Bright’s disease as could be hoped for. Later some men have seen good results from it and then had it utterly fail in other cases. Nothing is said of the dosage, but presumably 5 to 10 drops of the tincture will do all that is to be expected. Perhaps a bigger dose or lesser would be better.Barely water and watercress An old German cure for Bright’s disease, one that has got into medical journals with reports of cure is, in short, to eat plenty of barely gruel and watercress. The tincture of Nasturtium aquaticum watercress may answer the same purpose if the plant is not available.