Juniper Berry

From our list of ailments, see what Juniper Berry can be used for:

  • Appetite Lack of
  • Arthritis
  • Backache
  • Chest Congestion
  • Colic
  • Cramps
  • Cystitis
  • Digestion Poor
  • Dyspepsia
  • Emphysema
  • Genito-Urinary Ailments
  • Gout
  • Indigestion
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidneys
  • Lungs
  • Pain
  • Prostate
  • Sciatica
  • Stomach Upset
  • Tuberculosis
  • Upset Stomach
  • Urinary Tract Problems
  • Venereal Disease
  • Water Retention

Natural Remedies using Juniper Berry

Aromatherapy Publications, P.O. Box 746. Hove, E. Sussex, BN3 3XA England. 157 pages.) Extracts (Juniper) — EO antiseptic, diuretic, irritant, uterotonic (CAN). Aqueous extract hypoglycemic. Extracts at first hypertensive, then hypotensive in rats (25 mg/kg ivn). Extracts abortifacient, antifertility, antiimplantation. Extracts and lignans potent antiherpetics. Berry extracts antiinflammatory (>indomethacin). The oil inhibited rat paw edema 60%, while indomethacin inhibited 45%.

Juniper berries have a sharp citrus taste that pairs well with game meats, particularly birds. They may be used in rubs, marinades, stuffings and sauces. Juniper will also enhance any dish made with cabbage.

Appetite Lack of, Arthritis, Backache, Chest Congestion, Colic, Cramps, Cystitis, Digestion Poor, Dyspepsia, Emphysema, Genito-Urinary Ailments, Gout, Indigestion, Joint Pain, Kidneys, Lungs, Pain, Prostate, Sciatica, Stomach Upset, Tuberculosis, Upset Stomach, Urinary Tract Problems, Venereal Disease, Water Retention

The Benefit of using Juniper Berry as a natural cure

after reviewing the literature, claims to debunk the many authors (including Duke, 1985), cautioning about abortifacient activity of juniper oil. He speculates that they are clouded by the sabine juniper, which apparently does have abortifacient activities. He found few references indicating abortifacient activity for juniper oil, and the references suggested that ethanolic and acetone extracts of juniper berries have antifertility activity in rats. ‘It seems inconceivable that the juniper oil could be responsible for the reproductive toxicity noted above. There is no reason to regard juniper oil as being hazardous in any way” (Tisserand, R., 1995). New perspectives on EO safety. (pp. 16–35 in IJA, 1995. Aroma’95 – One body – one mind. July 14th-16th, 1995 Conference Proceedings.

Fights tumors Juniper leaves contain the antibi-otic podophyllotoxin, which has been found to be e?ective against tumors.

Synonyms: Biota orientalis, Retinispora juniperoides Carriere, Thuja orientalis L., Thuja orientalis f. juniperoides (Carriere) Asch. & Graebn., T. orientalis var. aurea (Carriere) Rehder.

inch long. Small cones. Found on dry slopes, open aspen woods, and clearings. ink twice about planting junipers if you or your neighbors grow pears, because pear rust is a common fungus that a?ects pears and junipers in alternating years. Grow in well-drained soil, full sun. Zones 2–9.