Herbology: Juniper Berry

Juniper is a short to medium-height tree that grows wild in some parts of Europe, North America, and Asia. The plants bear blue or reddish fruit variously described as berries or berry-like cones. In North America, the most common species is the Juniperus communis.

There are many ways to use Juniper and one of the most common use is to make medicine. Medicinal preparations include the extract of juniper berry, as well as the essential oil of juniper berry.
​It is also often used as a condiment and a flavoring ingredient for pickling meats and as flavoring for liqueurs and bitters. 🥃 

In Alaska, the Tanainas burn juniper needles on top of a hot wood stove to create an incense as it provides a wonderful smell, and also can aid with a cold.
In TCM, Juniper is known for its ability to promote Chi circulation, disperse cold, clear heat, resolve dampness, expel wind, and resolve phlegm. It also helps to treat symptoms of both damp-heat and wind-damp-cold.

Juniper is one of the best essential oils for cleansing both the body and mind.
It can prevent or eliminate water retention and bloating by ridding the body of excess moisture. 🧘‍♀️🧘🏻‍♂️

Juniper oil not only purifies the body physically, it is also an inner plane synthesizer, especially when emotionally draining situations or people interfere with balanced mental vibrations.

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