Latin Name : Juniperus Communis
Country Origin: Germany
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.
This is said to be 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.
The pharmacological investigations revealed that the plant possessed antimicrobial, hypotensive, cytotoxic, antioxidant, hypoglycaemic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and smooth muscle relaxant effects.