Ailment: Bladder infection
Remedy: Juniper berries
The juniper is a conifer tree. The juniper berry, or more accurately cone, is harvested from several juniper species, especially juniperus communis. It is not a true berry but a cone with fleshy and merged scales. The berries are used as a spice, especially in European cuisine. I find they impart a delicious flavour when I add them to sauerkraut when I make it. It has a clear, peppery-eucalypt flavour.
The berries are green when young, and turn purple-black on the tree over a period of about 18 months. The green berries are used to flavour gin. Traditional uses include being used for arthritis, rheumatism, and as a female contraceptive. The berries are also distilled to make an essential oil.
Comment posted by Genevieve of Yachats, Oregon, USA on 24 July 2020 at 0:37 5252
This is the surest way to knock out cystitis! I suffered through quite a few bouts of cystitis until I found this. Also, my elderly friend used it after dealing with the agony of cystitis for 2 1/2 months and lots of medicines, and felt relief within 2 days. It's easy and simple, but powerful. 1 1/2 tsp juniper berries, 1 TBS yarrow flowers, 1 TBS uva ursi (bearberry), 1 TBS corn silk. Boil 3 cups water. Add 1 TBS echinacea. Simmer 20 minutes. Pour over 1 1/2 tsp of the above mixture. Steep 15 minutes. Drink 1 cup per day for 10-14 days.