Parts used: Berries
Anodyne, antispasmodic, aromatic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, nephritic, stimulant
Copper, sulfur, vitamin C
Juniper berries contain a volatile oil that has traditionally been used to treat conditions of the urinary tract. Juniper berries are often used to increase the flow of urine. They are beneficial for ridding the body of uric acid, which may crystallize in the kidneys. They are also used to dissolve kidney stones and sediment in the prostate. Juniper berries are recommended for treating digestive problems, indigestion, gas and to cleanse the blood. The berries may help stimulate the appetite. Juniper contains a natural insulin that helps restore the pancreas when no permanent damage has occurred. Juniper may be applied directly to wounds as a poultice for healing and infection prevention.
Juniper berries are thought to stimulate the flow of urine and the filtration process. The volatile oils found in the berries increase the glomerular filtration rate of the kidneys. Juniper berries are often used for their diuretic properties. Juniper is not recommended for use by pregnant women as it may increase uterine contractions.
Adrenal gland problems