Juniper is an evergreen tree native to Europe, Asia, and North America. Juniper has been used since at least 1500 B.C.E. It works well both on its own and when combined with other herbs.
Taken internally as a tea, decoction, powder, capsules, or extract. Juniper has many culinary uses and is a well-known ingredient in gin. Juniper is best used on a short-term basis and should be avoided by those with kidney disease or who are pregnant. Visit our recipe archive for more information on learning how to cook with juniper.
Juniper is often used for urinary tract infections, arthritis, and rheumatism. It is a powerful antiseptic as well as a diuretic. Additionally, it is anti-inflammatory and can help to relieve muscle aches due to excess lactic acid.
Volatile oil, tannins, flavonoids, glucuronic acid.