Epigea repens

Natural History.
      Trailing Arbutus. N. O. Ericaceæ.
      Tincture of fresh leaves.

Clinical.
      Calculi, urinary.
      Dysuria.
      Gravel.
      Strangury.

Characteristics.
      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.
      Relations.
      Botanical: Arbutus, Uva ursi.
      Compare also: Mitchella, Chimaphila, Cannabis, Calc. ren., Urtica urens, Uric acid.