(Oleum Juniperi Empyreumaticum). Juniper Tar Oil.
An empyreumatic, oily liquid obtained from the heart-wood of Junip'erus oxyce'drus Linné, by dry distillation in ovens.
BOTANICAL CHARACTERISTICS.—A tree 10 to 12 feet high, with spreading top and drooping twigs. Leaves awl-shaped. Fruit globular, reddish-brown, about the size of a filbert.
DESCRIPTION OF DRUG.—A brownish or dark brown, oily liquid, less thick and more mobile than tar, having a tarry but characteristic odor, and an aromatic, bitter, and acrid taste.
ACTION AND USES.—Used mostly externally in the treatment of cutaneous diseases and as an insecticide in the form of liniments, ointments, or soaps. Dose: 3 drops (0.2 Mil).
A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.