Latin Name: Juniperus spp.
Juniper berries strongly stimulate kidney function and has antiseptic properties. It is most commonly used for edema and other urinary problems. It can also be used to stimulate digestion. Juniper berries must be dried for 1 year before they are used.
Warnings: The volatile oils in juniper can be irritating to the kidneys and the nervous system with long term use. Not recommended when kidneys are inflamed or in cases of nephritis and nephrosis. Not recommended for use in pregnancy.