Also known as Dwarf Juniper, Ground Juniper, Hackmatack, and Horse Savin
$3.00 per Ounce
History: Juniper is a very versatile tree that is native the Northern Hemisphere. The tree has been associated with many mythical and magical abilities throughout history. In the Middle Ages, people would burn the tree or hold juniper berries in their mouth to prevent contagious disease like the Bubonic Plague or leprosy. Juniper trees were also believed to ward off evil spirits. The herbal uses of the Juniper Berry date back to ancient times as well. Both Greek and Arabian physicians used Juniper Berry Powder to treat ailments, especially stomach issues. The American Indians of the Great Plains used the berries as a food and as a medicinal herb and was used to treat kidney, urinary, and respiratory infections. Due to its antiseptic properties, Juniper Berries are still used today in many of the same ways it was used anciently.
Warning: Not to be used during pregnancy. Not for use exceeding six weeks in succession. Use with caution in persons with inflammatory kidney disease.
Modern Uses: Flatulance, external infections, cystitis, colic, rheumatism
The Commission E approved the use of juniper berry for dyspepsia. It has also been used in combination with other botanicals for bladder and kidney conditions
Active Ingredients: Juniper Camphor, Tannin, monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, flavon glycosides, resin,
Actions: Diuretic, anti-rheumatic, anti-microbial, stimulant, emmenagogue