Brand and Other Names: Juniperus Communis
Generic Name: juniper
Drug Class: Gastrointestinal, Herbals; Urology, Herbals
What Is Juniper and How Does It Work?
Juniper is an herb used to treat indigestion (dyspepsia), flatulence, heartburn, bloating, loss of appetite, urinary tract infections (UTIs), kidney and bladder stones, snakebite, intestinal worms, gastrointestinal infections, diabetes, and cancer.
Topically, juniper is used to treat rheumatic pains, inflammatory diseases, and wounds.
There is insufficient reliable information about its effectiveness.
Juniper has diuretic properties.
Juniper is available under the following different brand and other names: juniperus communis.
Follow manufacturer's instructions (e.g., 800 mg taken orally twice daily)
1-2 g of berry taken orally three times per day
One cup taken orally three times per day
Steep 1 teaspoon crushed berry (2-3 g) in 150 mL boiling water for 10 min.
20-100 mg; no more than 4 weeks
Liquid Extract (1:1 in 25% alcohol)
2-4 mL taken orally three times per day
Tincture (1:5 in 45% alcohol)
1-2 mL taken orally three times per day
Berry oil (1:5 in 45% alcohol)
0.03-0.2 mL taken orally three times per day
Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:
There are no dosage considerations for use of juniper.
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