All about Juniper - Medicinal Properties
In the Middle Ages, the Scots would smear battle wounds with gin. For centuries juniper berries were highly regarded in folk medicine for treating urinary problems.
as an infusion to treat burns, scrapes and minor injuries
- infuse 8 tbsp. of berries in 500 ml (2 cups) boiling water for an hour;
- wash the infected area with this solution several times a day.
as a plaster for a cut made on a rusty tool or to treat bites
- crush fresh berries into a purée
- cover the wound with the purée; cover with clean gauze and change twice a day for 24-48 hours before uncovering the wound to the air and allowing it to dry.
helps relieve gas and cramps
stimulates the digestive system
N.B. MSCOMM has gathered this information from preventative and natural medicine and from the popular traditions of various countries for your information and enjoyment, but MSComm declines all responsibility as to its use and does not intend that it be used as a substitute for conventional medicine.
Do not use during pregnancy or if you're suffering from kidney problems.
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