|Juniper Berries (Whole) (Wild Crafted)|
Available in 1 OZ, 1/4 LB, 1/2 LB, 1 LB.
Juniper, is a small evergreen tree belonging to the Cupressaceae family. It has bark that is smooth and yellow-brown at first, and later, gray-black and peeling, stiff and pointed needles, and small round blue-black cones. The cones are referred to as berries, but they are actually the female cones of the tree. Unlike other pine cones, they are fleshy and soft with a piney aroma with spicy and sweet, resinous flavor.
Common Juniper, Enebro, Gemeiner Ginepro, Geneva, Gin Berry, Ginepro, Gin Plant, Juniper Bush, Wachholder
Juniper Berries can be used in marinades, meats and wild game, stuffing, sauerkraut, sausages, soups, stews, and vegetables. They are also used in Gin, Chartreuse, Steinhäger liquers. Juniper Berries can be roasted and used as a coffee substitute, ground and used as a spice, much like pepper, and added to grains. Juniper Berries should be crushed before using to release their full flavor.
To make a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1/4 teaspoon of Juniper Berries, cover and steep 3-5 minutes.
Juniper berries strengthen the urinary system and help the body eliminate excess water and toxins. They help with digestive and gastrointestinal inflammations and for gout rheumatic pain. Juniper is high in natural insulin and has the ability to heal the pancreas where there has been no permanent damage. Externally, Juniper can be as a compress to treat acne, athlete's foot, dry skin, and dandruff.
Precautions and Adverse Reactions:
Juniper Berries should not be used for more than six weeks in succession. Persons with inflamatory kidney disease should not use this herb. Not to be used during pregnancy.
Magickal Powers and Correspondences:
Powers: Protection, anti-theft, love, exorcism, and health.
Planet Rulership: Sun
Element Rulership: Fire