JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS: Materia Medica

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.

Written by William Boericke (1849 - 1929) and published first in his book "Materia Medica" (1901)

William Boericke was an Austrian-born American physician who became a influential exponent of homeopathy. He is also known as an academic writer, publisher, medical school professor and owner of several pharmacies.

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