Latin: Juniperus communis
Country of Origin: Croatia
Actions: Antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, antiscorbutic, antiseptic, carminative, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hypoglycemic, stomachic, urinary antiseptic
Energetics: Drying, warming, bitter, and pungent
Precautions: Avoid if pregnant or if you experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Continuous use may irritate the kidneys.
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References: Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine