Oil of Cade. Oleum Empyreumaticum Juniperi. A tarry oil obtained by the dry distillation of the wood of Juniperus Oxycedrus. Nat. Ord. ConiferAe. Linn. Syst. Dicia Monadelphia. Manufactured at Aix-la-Chapelle.
Med. Prop. and Action. Applied externally, it is stimulant and deter; given internally, it is stimulant and diuretic. It has also been given as an anthelmintic. It is rarely prescribed, except as an external application in chronic skin diseases. An Oil of Cade soap is manufactured at Aix-la-chapelle, and is used in the treatment of skin affections.
Dote, when given internally, a few drops.
In Chronic Eczema, Lepra, and other obstinate skin diseases, the Oil of Cade proves a most useful application. Dr. T. M'Call Anderson recommends that it and other tarry applications should not be used in Eczema until the declining stage, when the itching and infiltration are moderated. It should be rubbed firmly over the eruption thrice daily, by means of a piece of flannel, and allowed to dry on. It should then be washed off with soft soap or petroleum soap. Or the following formula may be prescribed: - Saponis Mollis, Spt. Rectif., Olei Cadini aa fl. oz. j.; Olei Lavandulae fl. drs. iss. A little to be rubbed over the eruption night and morning, and washed off before each re-application.