The scent of Juniper was believed to ward off the plague in ancient Europe. Juniper berries have a long history of use as a diuretic. It’s in the volatile oil where the active diuretic principles of Juniper berries reside. The American Indians believe in Juniper’s cleansing and healing powers and used it to keep away infection, relieve arthritis and cure various wounds and illnesses.
Being a moderate circulatory stimulant, it has on occasion serve well in certain types of rheumatic disorders when these were due to diminished circulation and general toxicity. Being an excellent antiseptic, Juniper berries, when used in a combination, is very helpful with conditions such as cystitis to remove acid and toxic waste. The berries can improve impaired digestion and strengthen weak stomachs.
Juniper in a formula, is beneficial in helping to dissolve kidney stones and prostate settlement, as well as in the treatment of water retention.
Juniper works well to increase the flow of urine.
When uric acid has been retained in the system, Juniper has been found to be very beneficial by preventing the crystallization of uric acid in the kidney thus, retaining it in solution to be passed in the urine.
Juniper clean the blood so well that it calms the system helping to reduce the bodies, suseptibility to disease.
Additional Health Benefits
Acne ( The Juniper berry has antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help in the fight against acne and breakouts. They also help balance the sebum production and the skin by reducing excess oil production.)
Arthritis ( The Juniper oil promotes the blood circulation in the body, it has also been proven to help fight with ailments like rheumatism, gout, arthritis, and other ailments which are caused by improper circulation in the body.)
Bladder Problems ( You can add one cup of boiling water to a teaspoon of Juniper berries, the usual dosage is 1 cup twice a day. Studies have shown that Juniper works better as a treatment for bladder infection when it is combined with other herbs.)
Colds ( When Juniper berries are made into a tea, also in combination with branches and roots, (Optional). It is historically known that when boiled, Juniper berries act as a medicine for chest pains, bad colds, coughs and congestion. the steam produced by this tea is also effective against these symptoms.)
Fungal Infections ( Some studies have shown that Juniper berries have powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties. These are attributed to potent compounds in their oil, including sabinene, limonene, myrcene, and alpha-and beta-pinene.)