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ju·ni·per

(jū'ni-pĕr),
The dried ripe fruit of Juniperus communis (family Pinaceae).
[L. the juniper tree]

juniper

Herbal medicine
An evergreen shrub, the berries of which contain flavonoids, gallotannin, vitamin C and volatile oils (including camphene, juniperin, limonene, myrcene, pinene, sabinene, terpinene and thujone). Juniper is antiseptic, antitussive, carminative, diuretic and expectorant, and has been used to treat urinary tract infections, neuralgia, rheumatic complaints, gout and sciatica.
 
Toxic effects
Juniper should not be used internally in pregnancy or in those with kidney disease.
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