Solidago virga-aurea [Solid]
A French peasant’s remedy for urinary troubles of old men, cases where the catheter must be frequently used. It was brought to notice by Dr. Gallavardin, who used it successfully on patients compelled to constantly catheterize themselves. Called for in pain in kidneys, scanty, dark urine, full of sediment, etc. The tincture, 5 drops a dose is generally used.
Ferrum phosphoricum [Ferr-p]
Where there is difficulty, or inability, in retaining urine, Ferrum phos., 6x trituration, is a valuable remedy, as has been frequently stated by various physicians.
Mullein oil This is the drug, according to Dr. Cushing, for dribbling urine, or seeping, where the underwear is always slightly wet. One to 3 drops, three times a day.
Honey bee tea A remedy known to the North American Indians and to the negroes for strangury in humans or animals is a tea made by steeping 10 or 12 honey bees in boiling water and giving the tea thus made to the patients. The tincture of Apis mellifica will answer the same purpose. The knowledge of the aboriginal race of the therapeutic virtues of the honey bee antedates that of the white race.
Some practitioners say they obtain better results from Thuja in bed wetting in children, or dribbling of urine in adults, than from anything else. It is used all the way from the tincture to the 30th potency.
Parsley It is said that the common garden parsley roots, cut up and steeped in water, make one of the best diuretics. Take about an ounce of the sliced or pounded roots and steep in a pint of water. Dose, a teaspoonful three times a day. The same effect, probably, may be obtained from 5 drops of the tincture of Petroselinum, in half a tumblerful of water, twice a day. Parsley is a very old remedy in urinary trouble.
Stigmata maydis [Stigm]
This drug, in 10 drop doses of the tincture, three times a day, is said to act very beneficially in cases where uric acid or gravel are in evidence, chronic cystitis, mucopurulent catarrh, gleet and chronic gonorrhoea.
Saururus cernuus [Saur]
A tincture or decoction of the Saur.cer lizard’s tail, a plant is a popular remedy in the Southwest for Kidneys, bladder and the urinary tract, especially where there is difficult and painful urination. It was brought to notice by Dr. Phares. Also in Rosenthal’s Synopsis of Plants it is said to be useful in pleurisy.