Juniper (Juniperus, communis)
Definition: Known for its aromatic blue-green berries, juniper has been used in European circles to treat kidney disorders, urinary tract infections and prostate disease. It has blood purifying and antiseptic properties which make it a natural for any disorders affecting the urinary system.
Applications: Adrenal gland disorders, bedwetting, bladder problems, colds, diabetes, fungal infections, hypoglycemia, infections, kidney infections, kidney stones, pancreas deficiencies and water retention.
Scientific Updates: Juniper acts directly on kidney function to stimulate urine flow by increasing the rate of glomerulus filtration (blood purification).122 Studies have found that after kidney disease, juniper can help restore kidney tissue and normalize blood pressure.
Complementary Agents: Cornsilk, uva ursi, cranberry, parsley, alfalfa, marshmallow, kelp, buchu, queen of the meadow, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, proanthocyanidins, B-complex, vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, copper and mineral and electrolyte supplements.