Juniper ( Juniperus communis ) is organically grown in Croatia
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Cautions please be aware that herbs, although natural can interact with certain medications, and that they may be ill advised to use under certain health conditions. Please consult a qualified health practitioner for cautions pertinent to you.
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Actions: Diuretic, anti-microbial, carminative, anti-rheumatic.
Juniper Berries make an excellent antiseptic in conditions such as cystitis. The essential oil present is quite stimulating to the kidney nephrons and so this herb should be avoided in kidney disease. The bitter action aids digestion and eases flatulent colic. It is used in rheumatism and arthritis. Externally, is eases pain in the joints or muscles.
The herbal uses of the Juniperus communis, or Juniper Berry, date back to early times. Findings show that Greek and Arabian physicians used Juniper Berry Powder to treat ailments. Later in history, people kept a few berries in their mouths during the Bubonic Plague because of its production of antiseptic aura which was believed to prevent infection.
Whole organic juniper berries were used in tea as a way to disinfect surgeon's tools. The American Indians of the plains also used the Juniperus communis berries as a food and medicinal herb. Throughout history, Juniperus communis have been used by numerous different cultures to treat ailments and conditions such as the gout, warts and skin growths, upset stomach, malignant diseases and various urinary tract and kidney diseases.
The antiseptic properties of juniper berry powder or Juniperus communis, may aid in removing waste and acidic toxins from the body, and stimulate a fighting action against bacterial and yeast infections. Juniper berries may also assist in increasing the flow of digestive fluids, improving digestion and easing gas and stomach cramping.
Considered by some to be a useful diuretic, Juniper Berries, have been used to remove excess water retention, which can help with water weight loss. Additionally, the berries are believed by some herbalists to be beneficial for reducing congestion and relieving asthma and colds.
Due to its action on the kidneys, Juniper Berries should be avoided in any kidney disease. It should also be avoided in pregnancy.