Juniper berries have lots of benefits, including detoxifying the kidneys, bladder, and prostate of toxic waste. It's also believed to be useful for fighting urinary infections, much like Echinaeca. Like Ginger root, it too is helpful for improving digestion. Modern herbalist suggest the use of these berries for relieving gout, arthritis, and painful joints. Historically, the Navajo people realized the fruit is an herbal remedy for diabetes. Certain American tribes would infuse the berries with Berberis root, in a special herbal blend used as medicine. The Native Americans also used them as a female contraceptive.


Are Juniper Berries Edible?

The answer is yes, of course. The thing is there are over 40 species of it, and a small portion of those are poisonous. So, you must know what you are doing if you attempt to identify them in the wild. The ones discussed on this page are obviously not poisonous and actually have many benefits to human health. Only one variety is used as a food, to make Jam, medicine, etc. It's best to either know how to identify them, grow them yourself, or get them from a reputable supplier.


Aside from the discoveries of the Natives, they were also an ingredient in the ancient Mumio incense recipe developed in Russian folk medicine. We can see that multiple cultures from around the world have found a use for this plant. On one study, the essential oil of Juniper was studied for its possible antimicrobial and antifungal qualities. I hope to see even further studies conducted on them in the near future by other phytochemical researchers. To me, the science of phytochemistry shows the evidence of intelligent design. This is God's pharmacy. Avoid deceptive doctrines that seek to lead you away from the Most High using occultic teachings tied in with plants and astrology ( designed to make God's medicine look bad and lead you the wrong way )


“And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.”


Are Juniper Berries Poisonous To Pets?


There seems to be contradictory information regarding this question. It has been suggested that they may not be toxic to dogs. It's also been stated that they may inducing vomiting in dogs. To be safe, I would not allow any pet to consume these berries. A good rule of thumb is, if there is any doubt, then there is no doubt. Use it my friends, because it seems to be pretty solid advice to live by. This reminds me of the story in the book of Genesis. God said they could eat of any fruit in the garden, except for the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.


Revelation 22:2 “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”


Juniper berries contain Vitamin A, B, C, D & E. They also contain other phytochemicals. Phytochemistry is a branch of chemistry, that seeks to understand these remedies from a scientific stand-point. They isolate chemicals from plants that posses medicinal or "pharmacological" value. This type of scientific inquiry has given us a solid understanding of how these remedies carry out their benefits on our health. It has also been exploited by big pharmaceutical companies. The natural synergy of a plant based medicine vs. pharmaceutical drugs, are two completely different stories. I believe we should give the Most High God credit for our medicine, and avoid the mentality of superiority. We are not superior to our creator.


Precautions: Pregnant women should avoid use of these berries and those with kidney problems. Do not consume them if you have diabetes, bleeding disorders, or after surgery.


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