- Juniper berries (which are not technically berries, but actually juicy, seed cones), grow on coniferous shrubs throughout the Northern hemisphere and are harvested in early autumn.
- Herbal use of juniper berries include stress relief, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and digestive support.
- Juniper berry essential oil is said to have a relaxing effect on the brain and is often used as a sleep aid. Juniper berries are often combined with birch leaf, horsetail, or parsley seed in herbal diuretic teas.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place in a sealed container.
Safety: Not for use in pregnancy except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not for use in persons with hypertension, liver disorders, edema, severe kidney insufficiency, low blood potassium, or heart disease. Not for use exceeding six weeks in succession.