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Juniper Berries (Juniperus communis)

Juniper Berries (Juniperus communis)

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A herbal food supplement

BOTANICAL NAME

Juniperus communis

COMMON NAMES

Juniper Berries, Common Juniper

FAMILY NAME

Cupressaceae

DESCRIPTION

A shrub found throughout the Northern Hemisphere. 

PART SUPPLIED

The loose dried berries.

AVAILABLE AS

100g / 500g Pouch. Not currently available to customers in the EU.

SUITABLE FOR

Vegetarians and vegans.

DIRECTIONS

Infusion: 1 teaspoon of lightly crushed berries to a cup of cold water. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Flavour with lemon, ginger or honey if desired. Drink 3 times a day unless otherwise told by a medical herbalist.

The herb can be added as a flavouring to gin, vodka and other infusions.

CAUTIONS

Do not take for prolonged periods of time, as this can cause kidney damage. Therefore, if you suffer from kidney disease, do not take. 

This herb is considered safe in food amounts. Do not take if you are allergic to this plant or other members of this plant's family (Cupressaceae). 

Avoid if pregnant. 

Maximum of 10 g per day may be taken as a powder or capsules. Not all herbs are suitable in pregnancy, breastfeeding or for young children, or if you are unwell, have health concerns or an ongoing illness. If in doubt, please ask us, your medical herbalist or healthcare practitioner. This herb is not suitable during pregnancy. If you are taking any medication, please speak to your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or lifestyle. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

MEDICINAL USE

Cystitis, flatulent colic.

Key actions: Antimicrobial, diurectic, carminative, anti-rheumatic. 

In clinic: Herbalists use this herb to treat arthritis, rheumatism and when used externally it can ease pain in joints and muscles.  

If you are interested in the medicinal use of this herb please consult a herbalist. Herbs are generally used at medicinal strength, in blends, prescribed for each unique patient's condition.

STORAGE

Keep in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children.

PACKAGING
Pouches: Packaged in a biodegradable stand-up resealable pouch. Made with 45% - 60% renewable wood pulp starch. When placed into a composting environment the pouches will biodegrade to compost within 3 months.