Juniper berries

CODE: 52

CHF 26.20

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Latin names: Juniperus communis (fructis)
French names: Genévrier commun, Baies de Genièvre
Extracted from: mature dried fruits (not technically berries but female seed cones)
  • The one essential oil that detoxifies the entire body from all toxins.
  • Add a few drops of oil during lymph drainage.
  • What a booster! It supports the nervous system powerfully and helps calm it.
  • It is masculine and it has character; tip a few drops in your shampoo to strengthen your hair and scalp.
Juniper belongs to Cupressaceae and is a compact and sturdy tree that is not easily annoyed. Anyone who has tried to pick berries knows its reputation: if you play with fire, you will get burnt! It can live in relatively hostile environments and acclimatise by changing its appearance. The wood is hard and the branches are dynamic. Covered in scaly, prickly and protective needles (by whorls of three, with a white line at the top), it protects its offspring. And they need be protected: berries ripen on the tree for several years.
Botanically, if you want to differentiate it from Juniper Cadier -which looks very similar and often grows in the same region- check the leaves. There is one large stripe on them while cadier bears two. These stripes (under the leaves of abietaceae: fir, Douglas etc.) are the leave's respiratory system. This "organ" (called stomatal band) enables it to breathe with less water loss. This is why it looks so proud in arid areas.
This vigour and protective force produce a tree that can live over 1,000 years for some species and adapt to the coldest climate in the Alps or the hotter Mediterranean region. This probably led to his being venerated by the Celt, Germanic peoples, Tibetans, Indians, Indians, Egyptians ... wherever it goes, ceremonies are held in its honour. Fumigation of branches or berries used to be a most common ceremonial use of juniper (also to cure the plague).
The hot tree (from the Celt "gen", bush, and 'prus', hot, pungent) is one of the most popular alchemical plants. Its relationship to Saturn, god of time, and its dimension-crossing symbol earned him dark legends but it has the strength to bear them.
Our taste buds recognise it pretty well, even though it's not particularly fashionable. Not only are the berries (from galbulus) used for flavour, or to help digest heavy dishes like sauerkraut, but also in alcoholic beverages like gin, aquavit, peket that were the basis of medicinal drinks. For example, gin was associated with quinine for English settlers in India to prevent themselves from tropical diseases (and then to kill boredom...)
Perfectly suited for shy or scared people.
Helps reintegration into social circles.
Gives tonus, assertiveness and will.

Digestif, Apéritif
Tonique hépatique, Hépatotonique, Tonique du foie
Draineur du foie, Dépuratif hépatique
Draineur rénal
Veinotonique, Stimulant veineux, Draineur veineux
Lymphotonique, Stimulant lymphatique, Draineur lymphatique
Tonifiant, Tonique, Stimulant
Cholagogue, Stimule l’expulsion de la bile
Cholérétique, Stimule la production de bile
Immunostimulant, Stimulant immunitaire
Antiparasitaire, Vermifuge
Antifongique, Antimycosique
Préventif d’infections digestives
Antitartre, Combat le tartre
Antiprurique, Antiprurigineux, Combat les démangeaisons
Spasmolytique, Antispasmodique
Carminatif, Facilite l’expulsion de gaz intestinaux
Antinauséeux, Antivomitif
Antistress adaptogène
Vulnéraire, Cicatrisant, Participe de plusieurs façons à la guérison de plaies
Fébrifuge-sudorifique, Diminue la fièvre après l’avoir fait monter un peu d’abord
Anticatarrhal, Mucolytique, Expectorant
Décongestionnant prostatique
Hypocholestérolémiant, Diminue le taux de cholestérol
Insectifuge, Eloigne les insectes
Régulateur cardiaque
Antidiabétique, Hypoglycémiant

Digestion lourde, Indigestion, Repas copieux, Manque d’appétit
Affection hépatique, Surcharge hépatique, Repas gras
Insuffisance de sécrétion biliaire, Repas gras
Jambes lourdes, Œdème veineux, Fatigue veineuse, Insuffisance veineuse
Jambes lourdes, Œdème lymphatique, Fatigue lymphatique, Insuffisance lymphatique
Rétention d’eau
Fatigue générale, Coup de pompe, Surmenage
Lithiase biliaire, Calculs biliaires, Boue biliaire
Lithiase rénale, Calculs rénaux
Rhumatismes, Arthrite, Arthrose
Inflammations, Tendinite, Ligamentite, Arthrite
Courbatures, Douleurs musculaires
Lésions musculaires, Lésions tendineuses, Lésions ligamentaires, Lésions tissulaires
Echauffement sportif
Fatigue sexuelle, Désintérêt sexuel
Maladie infectieuse, Faiblesse immunitaire, Immunodéficience
Maladie infectieuse bactérienne ou virale en soutien à la lutte anti-infectieuse
Infections digestives, Grippe intestinale, Gastro-entérite, Turista, Choléra
Grippe ORL, Pneumonie, Bronchite, Bronchiolite, Toux grasse, Sinusite
Pellicules, Mycose capillaire
Varices, Varicosités, Veinectasies, Phlébites
Parasites intestinaux, Vers intestinaux, Amibiase, Ascaridiase, Oxyurose
Mycose unguéale, Mycose cutanée
Tartre dentaire
Poux, Pédiculose
Démangeaisons, Prurit, Piqûres d’insectes
Ballonnements, Gaz intestinaux, Crampes intestinales
Nausées de voyage, Nausées de grossesse, Vomissements
Boutons, folliculites, Furoncles, Anthrax, Abcès, Escarre
Plaies, Coupures, Cicatrices, Abrasions, Egratignures
Fièvre, Etat fébrile
Catarrhe, Mucus
Urétrite, Inflammation de l’urètre
Prostatisme, Hyperplasie bénigne de la prostate, Congestion prostatique
Moustiques et insectes volants
Fatigue cardiaque, Effort trop soutenu
Palpitations cardiaques, Troubles du rythme cardiaque
Lithiase biliaire, Calculs biliaires, Boue biliaire
Diabète, Hyperglycémie

Purifies and reduces Vata
Increases and boosts Pitta
Diminishes Vata

Monoterpenes (alpha-pinene, myrcene, limonene)
Sesquiterpenes (beta-farnesene, beta and gamma-elemene)
Monoterpene alcohols (terpinen-4-ol)
Ketone: none
Furanocoumarins: none (umbelliferone is a non-photosensitising

        Batch,  JUN2001/60  (PDF,  452 Ko, French)
        Batch, JUN501R104229 (PDF, 274 Ko, French) 

Not indicated in case of advanced renal failure.
Keep out of reach of children.
Children and pregnant women: no other contraindication within physiological dosage.
Is NOT an abortifaecient (confusion with juniper sabina)

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