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October 09, 2008

ジュニパー(Juniperus communis)について(3)

ジュニパー(Juniperus communis)について(3)

Juniper acts on the urinary, respiratory, nervous and digestive systems. As an antiseptic, it is primarily used in the treatment of urinary tract infections such as cystitis and urethritis. The antiseptic volatile oil is excreted in the urine, disinfecting the urinary tract as it passes through. Juniper is very potent as a diuretic and may cause the urine to smell like violets. It helps clear acid wastes from the body, promoting the excretion of uric acid at the kidney. Long-term use, however, maybe too irritating to the kidneys. It should only be taken up to six weeks internally and should be avoided if kidney disease is present. Juniper tea or tincture is warming to the digestive tract and can help stimulate weak digestion. Both the tea and tincture can be used for upset stomachs and to relieve flatulence.


It may also be used for relief of menstrual cramps. It is used for the relief of chronic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. As well as being beneficial for the skin, juniper is excellent where detoxification and cleansing is required. Juniper oil may be used in ointments or in carrier oil as an insect repellent or it can be mixed with other insect-repelling essential oils like citronella and pennyroyal.


The berries are better suited for tea or to make tinctures. A few of the berries may be added to soups or stews to promote digestion and impart their medicinal qualities. Three to five is about all that is needed for cooking. They may also be soaked in a good quality olive or other pure vegetable oil to be used in ointments or lotions. The fresher the berries the better, as this ensures a high amount of natural oil. The essential oil should be used in a carrier oil base or added to ointments, creams, lotions or bath water.

ベリーはお茶またはチンキ作りに最も適している。少量のベリーが消化促進または薬用作用を分け与えるためにスープまたはシチューに加えることがある。3~5のベリーは料理に必要とされる全てである。また、ベリーは、軟膏またはローションに使用するため品質の良いオリーブオイルまたは他の純粋の植物油に浸すことがある。フレシュは高容量の天然オイルを確約するのでベリーはフレシュなほど良い。ジュニパーベリー精油は、キャリアオイル ベースまたは軟膏、クリーム、ローションまたはバスに付加で使用すべきである。

Care: Juniper is used during labour to improve contractions as it is a uterine stimulant and should be avoided during pregnancy for the same reason. Juniper should not be used when breastfeeding. Do not give to children under 12 years or the elderly, and because of its stimulating effect, should not be used by those with kidney disease. The undiluted oil can be irritating and is likely to cause inflammation and blisters.



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