Arbutus andrachne (Arbu)

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Strawberry Tree of the Levant. N. O. Ericaceæ. Tincture of young shoots

Clinical: Arthritis. Eczema. Gout. Rheumatism. Urine, disorders of

Characteristics: This is one of Dr. Cooper's remedies. He cured several cases of eczema with it, and observed that it produced pains in the joints of a gouty or rheumatic character. Hence he was led to give it in certain inveterate cases of arthritis. In one case the patient noticed that it "cleared his urine." ArbutinumArbin has a reputation among the allopaths as a urinary remedy. Arbutus is allied to Uva ursiUva, which belongs to the Ericaceæ. One patient who was benefited by the remedy had < in north-east winds. The larger joints are principally affected, and the slightest movement sets up inflammation. The tree sheds its bark annually, which gives the signature of its use in skin cases

Relations: Compare: Ledum palustreLed, Kalmia latifoliaKalm, Bryonia albaBry.