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1 oz Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis) Organic & Kosher Bulgaria

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Active Ingredients
Juniper Berry

About this item

 

Also known as

Juniperus communis and Common Juniper.

Introduction

The juniper is an evergreen tree native to Europe, Asia, and the northern parts of North America and it is especially abundant in central Texas and Eastern Oregon. The history and folklore concerning the juniper tree is long reaching. The first recorded mention of use is in an Egyptian papyrus from 1500 B.C.E. Juniper was the symbol of the Canaanites fertility goddess Ashera. Western European folklore tells that is a juniper tree is planted by the door to your home, a witch cannot enter. Juniper incense has also been used by the Scottish to ward off the evil eye, and by the Tibetans to remove demons. The purple, blue, violet, or blackish-brown fruits are harvested in early autumn for culinary and medicinal use.

Constituents

Primarily sugars, but also pinene, limonene, tannins, and antioxidant flavonoids.

Parts Used

The berries, whole, ground, or rubbed through a sieve. To prevent loss of essential oil, juniper berries should not be ground, crushed, or rubbed until just before use. The herb is frequently combined with birch leaf, horsetail, parsley “seed,” or restharrow in herbal diuretic teas.

Typical Preparations

May be taken as a tea, extract or capsule, and may be liberally sprinkled on food or added to drinks and smoothies.

Summary

Today, the best known use of juniper berries is the main flavoring agent in gin.

Precautions

If you have been using juniper berry tea for several weeks and you urine smells like violets, you have been using the herb too long. Continued overdose can cause renal irritation and blood in the urine, so only use in moderation. Since juniper berries can stimulate uterine contractions, avoid use during pregnancy. They should not be used by anyone who has inflammation of the kidneys.

For educational purposes only This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.