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Juniperus communis: Juniper Berry 30 grams

Juniperus communis: Juniper Berry 30 grams

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Juniperus communis: Juniper Berry was used by the ancient Greeks as a purifying herb, the original Olympians believed the berries increased physical stamina in their athletes. The ancient Egyptians used Juniper extensively as a medicine and also to embalm their dead. As recently as world war II, French nurses burned Juniper in hospital rooms to fumigate them.

By the 17th century Juniper was a popular diuretic (increasing urine flow). Culpeper wrote 'Juniper provokes urine exceedingly; it is so powerful remedy against the dropsy that it cures the disease'.

The Chinese, American Indians, and old European cultures of medicine all highly regarded Juniper as a blood purifying kidney tonic. One of the great European herbalists of the 20th century, R.F. Weiss, prescribed Dandelion in the spring and Juniper in the autumn for chronic arthritis, gout, neuralgia, and rheumatism.

Juniper is considered to be a protective herb, and specifically guards against theft. Wearing a sprig of of this bush is believed to protect the wearer from accidents and wild animal attacks. Hung at your door, it’s said to protect you and your home from evil forces, evil people, ghosts and sickness. During the middle ages Europeans believed that planting a Juniper beside the door kept witches out and they could only enter if they correctly guessed the number of its needles, an impossible challenge!
Juniper is commonly used for purification, manifestation and is burt as an incense most often.

The spicy, aromatic, dark berries of the juniper tree can be used fresh or dried, crushed or whole, to flavour casseroles, marinades and stuffings and complement pork, rabbit, venison, beef and duck. The traditional Christmas goose in Germany would often feature juniper. They can also be used in sweet dishes such as fruitcake. Juniper berries also provide the main flavouring for gin.

Juniper is often used for urinary tract infections (UTIs) and kidney and bladder stones. Other uses include treating snakebite, diabetes, wounds and for pain in joints and muscles.

Our juniper berries are ethically wild harvested from British Columbia.


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