Names: Juniperus communis • Blue Gum (Tree) • Gin Berry • Enebro
Form: Whole, dried berries
Traditional Uses: Cleansing, Banishing, Purifying, Protection, Hex Removal,
Medicinal Uses: Used to treat urinary infections & inflammation, used to treat rheumatic disorders; arthritis pains, used to promote menstruation, used to induce labor, used to treat indigestion & bloating, used to strengthen the kidneys, used to treat coughs & and clear phlegm from lungs.
Energetics: Warming, Drying, Slightly Pungent, Bitter-Sweet
Planet: Sun (also associated with Mars)
Safety: Not recommended while pregnant (unless during labor) as it is a uterine stimulant. Use caution if acute kidney inflammation is present.