Latin Name : Juniperus Communis
A juniper berry is a part of the seed cone from the juniper tree and is not actually a berry at all. The pharmacological investigations revealed that this particular plant has antimicrobial, hypotensive, cytotoxic, antioxidant, hypoglycaemic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and smooth muscle relaxant effects.
Juniper is most often ingested in tea form.,the tea which is made is dark brown, clear, with a tarry odor, warm, faintly aromatic, with bitter taste.
It is most helpful in treating bronchitis. It may also numb pain, fight inflammation and increase production of stomach acid.
It is also reputed to disinfect the urinary tract. Herbal practitioners suggest that drinking juniper tea helps to flush excess fluids from the body. This diuretic effect gets rid of the body’s excess uric acid. High in natural insulin, juniper may also reduce blood sugar levels.
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