Pinus silvestris, Scotch Pine.
Has been found of real use in the treatment of weak ankles and tardiness in walking, in scrofulous and rachitic children. Emaciation of lower extremities. Pinus sylvestris combines rheumatic, bronchial and urticarious symptoms; the chest seems thin and to give way.
Extremities.--Stiffness; gouty pain in all joints, especially fingerjoints. Cramps in calves.
Skin.--Nettle-rash. Itching all over, especially about joints and on abdomen. Nose itches.
Relationship.--Compare: Pinus Lambertina.Sugar Pine-(constipation, amenorrhoea, abortion). Pinus Lambertina sap is a decided carthartic. Delayed and painful menstruation. Also, Abies can; Abies nig.
Dose.--Tincture, to third potency.
Boericke's Materia Medica, 1901, was written by William Boericke. Excerpt: The Tinctures.