This section is from the book "A Practitioner's Handbook Of Materia Medica And Therapeutics", by Thos. S. Blair. Also available from Amazon: A Practitioner's handbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics.
Theobromine. An alkaloid from theobroma cocao and possessing diuretic properties in 5 to I5 gr. doses. Secondarily, it is a mild nerve stimulant. Merck makes a salicylate of theobromine that is a valuable diuretic and genitourinary antiseptic. Dose, I5 gr.