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Juniper Berries

Virtues Toxin elimination

(Juniperus)The plant:
All plant parts are used in therapy: Fruits, berries or improperly appointed juniper berries are high in sugar, resin and essential oil of pleasant aromatic odor. They also contain mucilage, tannin, some organic acids and many minerals.

Juniper is especially useful in the treatment of digestive disorders plus kidney and bladder problems. The fully ripe fruits are strongly antiseptic, aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, strongly diuretic, rubefacient, stomachic and tonic. They are used in the treatment of cystitis, digestive problems, chronic arthritis, gout and rheumatic conditions. Externally, it is applied as a diluted essential oil, having a slightly warming effect upon the skin and is thought to promote the removal of waste products from underlying tissues. It is, therefore, helpful when applied to arthritic joints.

In a decoction for rheumatic pain in baths and compresses for circulatory problems, arthritis, neuritis and muscular pain.

Natural body care from the source


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