Juniperus communis, Juniper Berries.
Catarrhal inflammation of kidneys. Dropsy, with suppression of urine. Old persons, with poor digestion and scanty secretion of urine. Chronic pyelitis.
Urinary.--Strangury; bloody, scanty urine, violet odor (Tereb). Weight in kidney region. Prostatic discharge. Renal hyperaemia (Eucalyptol).
Respiratory.--Cough with scanty, loaded urine.
Relationship.--Compare: Sabina; Juniperus Virginianus.Red Cedar-(Violent tenesmus vesical. Persistent dragging in back; hyperaemia of the kidneys; pyelitis and cystitis; dropsy of the aged with suppressed urine. Dysuria, burning, cutting pain in urethra when urinating. Constant urging apoplexy, convulsions, strangury, uterine haemorrhage). Terebinthina.
Dose.--Best form is the infusion. One ounce to a pint of boiling water. Dose, one-half to two ounces, or tincture, one to ten drops.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.