Therapeutic use of homeopathic remedy Terebinthina described by E.B. Nash in his book Leaders in Homeopathic Therapeutics, published in 1898….

Burning and smarting on passing urine; urine red, brown, black or SMOKY in appearance.

Tongue smooth, glossy, red, with excessive tympanites (typhoid).

Haemorrhages from outlets especially in connection with urinary or kidney troubles.

TEREBINTHINA ought to come in here, because it, like BERBERIS, has much pain in the back with kidney and bladder troubles. Painters working under the smell of turpentine are often seriously affected by it. Some are unable to work in it. In the turpentine kidney troubles there is apt to be more strangury then the BERBERIS and more blood in urine. The urine becomes brown, black, or more smoky in appearance from more or less admixture of blood. For burning and smarting on passing urine, tURPENTINE stands nearer to CANTHARIS or CANNABIS SATIVA than it does to BERBERIS. All 4 may be found useful in the first stage of albuminuria, tURPENTINE taking the lead, and it may sometimes require considerable study to choose between them. MERC COR., generally comes later. TEREBINTH. is one of our best anti haemorrhagic remedies. Haematuria, haemoptysis, and haemorrhage from the bowels, especially in typhoid, and even in purpura it may do splendid work. One of the chief characteristics for its use is the SMOOTH, gLOSSY, rED TONGUE (CROTALUS, pYROGEN);another is EXCESSIVE TYMPANITES. These two symptoms are often found in typhoids, and then TEREB., is the remedy. Dropsy after scarlatina, with smoky urine, may find its remedy here, but LACH.,APIS., hELL., or COLCH., will often dispute claims with it. The old school makes great use of it in many other affections as a local application. I have seen some bad effects from its use in that way for the chest in pneumonia in their hands. I would not recommend it.

Dr. E.B. Nash 1838- 1917, was considered one of our finest homeopaths and teachers. He was Prof. of Materia Medica at the N.Y. Homoeopathic Medical College and President of International Hahnemannian Assoc. His book Leaders in Homoeopathic Therapeutics is a classic. This article is from: :The Medical Advance - A monthly magazine of homoeopathic medicine - edited and published by H.C. Allen, M. D.