JUNIPER (Juniperus communis) – WONDER BEANS
INTERN: anti-fermentation –strong, general antiseptic, respiratory antiseptic -medium (volatile oil is more active), intestinal antiseptic –strong, urinary antiseptic –medium-weak (the tincture has a much more intense effect), antitussive, very strong diuretic, cleansing and diuretic medium-weak, sedative and anxiolytic –light, expectorant.
EXTERNAL: painkiller -medium-weak, environmental antirheumatic -medium, antiseptic –medium-weak.
INTERNAL – enteritis, colitis (especially fermentation), dysentery (adjuvant), entero-renal syndrome – is administered a cure with juniper berries. When these conditions are associated with diarrhea, use in parallel oak bark or osier grass powder.- form of nervous diseases, neuroses, depression, feelings of anxiety, anxiety – juniper beans cure, associated to natural nutritional and behavioral changes catalyze the healing process of these diseases and disorders. Juniper on long-terms turns out to be psycho-stabilizing and anxiolytic, ensuring a proper climate for healing diseases both physical and mental ones. – excessive appetite – juniper beans cure.- gout, rheumatism, neuromuscular, tendinopathy- cure with juniper beans.- cough, infectious disease in the neck – long chew juniper beans and swallow gradually so as to act effectively on the affected area. It is also a recommended treatment for children, having tonic effects, stimulating their natural defenses ability of the organism.- hepatitis, cirrhosis, diabetes – in all these conditions juniper is used for drainage and purification alongside specific remedies of these conditions. Make two successive cures with juniper beans at distances of 3-5 days apart. In hepatitis and cirrhosis juniper branches collected in the spring are spectacular.- adjuvant effects in cancer disease and multiple sclerosis – juniper beans cure. Edema of kidney or heart causes, obesity – powder,sublingual, 2-3 times per day. – adjuvant in the treatment of serious viral diseases (HIV, viral meningo-encephalitis, herpes) – juniper beans cure associated with eating mostly vegetarian and raw.
EXTERNAL: – rheumatism – combined infusion baths – neuralgia, muscle pain – combined infusion baths.
PREPARATION AND ADMINISTRATION
The powder – juniper beans are finely ground with electric coffee grinder, then sifted through a white flour sifter. Take, usually, a teaspoon 4 times per day on an empty stomach. The powder is put under the tongue for 10-15 minutes, then swallowed with water. The powder can not be preserved more than 4-5 days because it alters its properties. The cure with juniper beans – start by taking 4 juniper beans per day; juniper beans are consumed always on an empty stomach, chewing them slowly. Daily dose is increased by 1 bean – 5, 6, 7, 8 until it reach 15 beans. After reaching 15 beans per day, start to decrease them by one per day: 14,13,12 … until it reaches again 4. During the cure does not consume any meat, and fried food consumption is reduced, preserved food, food additives, etc. (if cancerous disease, they will be removed completely).
Combined infusion – let to soak 2 tablespoons of juniper powder in a cup of water over night, when it is filtered; keep the macerate, and the moistened powder with water is boiled in one cup of water for 1-2 minutes, then allowed to cool; filter; combine the two extracts. Unlike the “classic tea” this combined infusion is very effective its treatment results being strong and fast.
Prolonged administration causes kidney irritation. In cases of acute and chronic nephritis, in nephrosis will not be administered juniper only on recommendation and under medical supervision. Irritation with juniper is considerably reduced if the tincture is used in combination with other herbs, which protects the renal epithelium and urinary (comfrey, mallow, yarrow, chamomile etc.)
CONTRAINDICATIONS: Can not be administered during pregnancy because it may have abortifacient effects.