t is of valuable for cystitis and contributes to the discharge of the liquid retained. In the digestive system, has a heating and calming effect, while it is useful in the treatment of arthritis, gouty arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Still, it contributes to the elimination of waste products.
Conifer gymnosperm plant the Juniper (scient. Name Juniperus) is a genus belonging to the class pine and the cypress family with 60 species of aromatic aeithalondentron or shrubs. It is known in
Greece and the giouniperos and cedar names. The juniper are two types of cards, needle and pointed and are arranged at two or three. Some species have small leaves with scales. Their wood is easily treated, and is highly resistant to fungus and insect attacks. It is used in furniture and building industry. Since some species comes oil used in perfumery and in pharmacy. The dried fruits of some species used in Austria and Germany as spices in cooking.
The encounter in writings 3500 years ago. Several pharmaceutical formulations survived in Egyptian papyrus dating from 1500 BC Historically the Juniper associated with ceremonial cleansing and burned the sacred in purification ceremonies. In Central European folk medicine, the oil of ragostrovilous considered wipes typhoid, cholera, dysentery, the film and other diseases linked to poverty
It is believed that the juniper has antiseptic, antimicrobial, antiinflammatory, antirheumatic and stomach properties due to the volatile oil containing fruits. This oil has terpenes, sugar, tar, tannin and resin. It also contains the flavonoid amentoflavone reportedly active against viruses such as the herpes virus. The resin is thought to be beneficial for the skin as a means of psoriasis. Used in infections of chronic arthritis, fluid retention, certain nephropathies, heartburn and dyspepsia. The juniper is a potent diuretic so it can be used in urinary infections. In ancient times the Greeks ate the fruits of juniper because they believed that they can increase physical strength. The kind the Indian Juniper (Juniperus chinensis) is widely used as an ornamental and is one of the most popular species for bonsai technique.
It helps opening appetite, digestion and blood cleansing. The fruits of help in treating dyspnea.
Not take internally for more than 6 weeks without stopping to not to cause irritation of the kidneys.