Although this herb/spice should be avoided by anyone prone to kidney stones, JUNIPER BERRY disinfects the urinary tract, along with providing assistance in the relief of cystitis (or inflammation of the bladder) and urethritis (or inflammation of the urethra) by disinfecting it.
It also supports the female reproductive system by relieving water retention and bloating associated with PMS. Even more importantly, it protects against [food and environmental] allergens, carcinogens (or substances that cause cancer), and inflammation (associated with many chronic diseases.
PROPERTIES: analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, astringent, carminative, circulatory stimulant, diuretic, expectorant
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