Dr. Q. O. Sutherland, among other things, has the following to say of this old remedy:
“Its sphere of action seems to be wholly upon the mucous membranes. It has proved curative in all varieties of catarrh: Catarrh of the anterior and posterior nares; catarrh of the stomach, intestinal canal and rectum, and catarrh of the bladder. Prostorrhoea and spermatorrhoea are maladies in which it has been used with excellent success. It is efficient in chronic bronchial affections with profuse mucous expectoration. Acute nasal, throat and bronchial affections before the discharge begins, and again when the discharge becomes very profuse. Irritability of the bladder, nervous or functional in character, as it occurs in women, is generally relieved by it. In those epidemics of frequent urination, that occur in young women in seminaries and schools about examination and graduating time, probably nervous in character, this remedy rivals and probably excels Gelsmium. “If a young lady or her mother comes to me at such a time, or at any other trying ordeal of her life, whether it be a ball, reception or wedding, and tells me that she is well but has to run to the water closet and pass water every few minutes, this remedy has always given relief. * * * The object that I had in calling your attention to Cubebs, was to ask you to give it a trial in acute and chronic catarrh of the nose, throat and bronchial tubes and the nervous and functional disturbances of the bladder in girls and young women. If you will prescribe it according to the indications that I have given you, I am sure you will be repaid. Do not place the name of Cubebs opposite any disease and label it sure cure, but study it carefully, and no remedy in the Materia Medica, will give you better results when well indicated.