unique properties of juniper berries familiar to people for a long time.Even in ancient times, juniper berries - small bumps in dark blue used for the treatment of many diseases, as well as a kind of talisman of the snakes and the unclean spirits.Juniper was considered virtually a panacea for all ills, and modern scholars could not help but be interested, what is the secret of this plant.
composition of juniper berries juniper berries
most rich in essential oils and resins, organic acids, vitamins, and also copper, iron, manganese and aluminum.Juniper berries are not in the structure of proteins and fats, but very rich in carbohydrates and are considered sufficient calories.
Juniper berries are widely used both in traditional and alternative medicine and in cooking, cosmetics and chemical industries.The unique composition of these berries help even in ecology, because due to their properties juniper grove is able to purify the atmosphere of the big city.
Application of juniper berries in medicine
One of the most famous properties of juniper berries is considered a diuretic effect, which helps cleanse the liver, as well as with great success is struggling with swelling caused by hypertension, heart failure and problems with utilities.Juniper also clears Bile ducts and removes excess bile and can rid the body of toxins and waste products.
Juniper possesses anti-inflammatory action and successfully combats the problem of urinary system, as well as gynecological inflammations, and diseases of the prostate.Juniper berries have also expectorant, so help in the treatment of many diseases from SARS colds to flu and pneumonia.Also, juniper berries are very helpful in gout and rheumatism.
juniper berries lift immunity, have antiseptic properties and are able to reduce body temperature.Help with some skin problems - such as increased acne and oily skin.And yet, in spite of its unique properties, juniper berries have contraindications.Unfortunately you can not use juniper berries to pregnant women, because it causes uterine contractions and may lead to miscarriage, and they can not be used at individual intolerance of some components.
I would also like to note is the use of juniper in meditation and nervous breakdowns, as it is this plant helps soothe tension and bring a person to a state of peace and prosperity.