Last Modified on May 13, 2015
As a potent diuretic with antifungal and specific cleansing effects on the body, juniper berries provide a more intensely therapeutic natural medicine than some of our other home remedies.
Natural Juniper Home Remedies: First and foremost, juniper is considered a purifying remedy. It is a diuretic that stimulates elimination of wastes from the body and is considered a detoxifying agent even beyond that basic function. This is particularly true for arthritis and gout, where juniper can be taken internally to reduce uric acid build-up.
However, it is in that diuretic role that is most often used as a therapeutic agent for the kidneys. Additionally, juniper oil can be rubbed into the chest for congestion or a cough. It can also be used as a massage oil to reduce the pain of gout or arthritis. In both cases, be sure to mix with a gentle carrier oil to prevent irritation.
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[YEA] I also suggest you create a new page for Juniper Remedies. It has lots of properties, helps/heals colic, indigestion, digestive problems, urinary track problems, cystitis, vaginatis, urine retention, inflamed kidneys, prostate, gallstones, anti inflammatory, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, ... It is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, etc... However, it should not be used by pregnant woman, it is said it could cause abortion.
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I have found this recipe for a hair tonic in one of my books but I am not sure whether it is good to use spirit for the hair. The recipe is as follow: 50ml of surgical spirit (or flower water if the hair is very greasy but mine is not), not carrier oil or lotion, 10 drops of Cedarwood essential oil, 10 drops of Juniper EO and 15 drops of Rosemary EO. Anyway has ever used such a tonic? I don't know whether to try it or not.