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Spiritus Juniperi. Spirit of Juniper. Spiritus Juniperi Compositus. Compound Spirit of Juniper.

Botanical name:

Spiritus Juniperi. U. S., Br.

Spirit of Juniper. Sp. Junip.

Related entry: Oil of Juniper

Teinture d'essence de Genievre, Fr, Cod.; Spiritus Juniperi, P. G.; Wachholderspiritus, G.

"Oil of Juniper, fifty mils [or 1 fluidounce, 331 minims]; Alcohol, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand mils [or 33 fluidounces, 61/2 fluidrachms]. Mix the oil with sufficient alcohol to make the product measure one thousand mils [or 33 fluidounces, 6 1/2 fluidrachms]." U. S.

"Oil of Juniper, 100 millilitres; Alcohol (90 per cent.), sufficient to produce 1000 millilitres. Dissolve. When not clear, shake with a tittle powdered talc and filter. This Spirit is of twice the strength of the corresponding preparation of the British Pharmacopoeia, 1898." Br.

This spirit is used chiefly as an addition to diuretic infusions. It is about 33 per cent. stronger than the spirit official before 1890.

Dose, from thirty to sixty minims (1.8-3.75 mils).


Spiritus Juniperi Compositus. U. S.

Compound Spirit of Juniper. Sp. Junip. Co.

Teinture (alcoole) d'essence de Genievre compoaee, Fr.; Zusammengesetzter Wachholderspiritus, G.

"Oil of Juniper, eight mils [or 130 minims]; Oil of Caraway, one mil [or 16 minims]; Oil of Fennel, one mil [or 16 minims]; Alcohol, fourteen hundred mils [or 47 fluidounces, 162 minims]; Water, a sufficient quantity, to make two thousand mils [or 67 fluidounces, 301 minims]. Dissolve the oils in the alcohol, and gradually add enough water to make the product measure two thousand mils [or 67 fluidounces, 301 minims]." U. S.

This spirit is a useful addition to diuretic infusions and mixtures in debilitated cases of dropsy. It corresponds very closely to Holland gin.

Dose, from two to four fluidrachms (7.5-15 mils).


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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