Juniper berry tea can be useful for frequent urinary tract infections such as cystitis and fluid retention. It is used for digestive problems including upset stomach, flatulence, heartburn and bloating.
Juniper has anti-inflammatory properties and can be taken internally as a tea or applied externally as a salve for arthritis, gout and other rheumatic conditions.
Crush a tsp. berries.
Steep in boiling water 15 minutes.
Strain and drink.
Anna Franklin is the High Priestess of the Hearth of Arianrhod, which runs teaching circles, a working coven, and the annual Mercian Gathering, a Pagan camp which raises money for charity. She regularly speaks at conferences, moots and workshops around the country. She is the author of many books on witchcraft and Paganism, including the popular Pagan Ways Tarot, Sacred Circle Tarot, The Fairy Ring, Herb Craft, Magical Incenses and Oils, Personal Power, A Romantic Guide to Handfasting, Familiars, The Oracle of the Goddess, Hearth Witch, The Path of the Shaman and The Hearth Witch’s Compendium. Anna’s books have been translated into nine languages.
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