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Juniper
The aromatic berries of a small evergreen tree, often grown in gardens of ornamental parks. The berries are rich in essential oil, resin, tannin and organic acids. Also used in cooking, and for making gin.

Actions
Stimulant diuretic. Urinary antiseptic. Digestive tonic.

Indications
Cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) with catarrh (inflammation of the mucous membrane with watery discharge). Arthritis/rheumatism. Slow to heal wounds, aches and pains (apply locally).

Contraindications
Avoid in pregnancy. Avoid in kidney disease.

Method & Dose
Add half teaspoon of crushed berries to one cup of boiling water. Infuse for 15 minutes. Can be taken 2-3 cups per day.

Tea can also be used as a wash for slow healing wounds and as a bath for stiff and painful joints.

Can also be used as a massage oil.

   
     

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