PichiFabiana Imbricata, Pichi pichi
Below are the strongest indications of Pichi in traditional homeopathic usage, not reviewed by the FDA.
A South American shrub cultivated in Southern California. It is a terebinthine diuretic. It has also tonic and cholagogue properties, used in the treatment of nasal catarrh, jaundice, dyspepsia and to increase the secretion of bile (Albert Schneider). Useful in the uric acid diathesis, cystitis, gonorrhoea, Prostatitis, dysuria, vesical catarrh with suppurative prostatic conditions; post-gonorrhoeal urinary conditions; cholelithiasis and liver affections. Vesical tenesmus and burning after urination. Excoriating urine and calculi.
Ten to twenty drops of the tincture.
Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis that in a tiny dilution like cures like, so while the very dilute homeopathic remedy may help, the raw product is often best avoided.
Entries on a white background are from Boericke's Materia Medica. Entries on a green background are from a reversed Kent's repertory, with some alterations to modernise the language. Uses are based on traditional homeopathic practice and have not been reviewed by the FDA.