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.
Xanthium Spinosum, Cocklebur. A diuretic of use in passive hematuria, chronic cystitis, but more especially where gravelly deposits in the folds of the bladder cause irritation and an excess of mucus. (Ec. tr., 5 to I5 I.)