Juniper (Herbs/Suppl)

Brand and Other Names:juniperus communis
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Suggested Dosing

Capsules

Follow Mfr's instructions (eg, 800 mg PO BID)

Berries

1-2 g of berry PO TID

Tea

One cup PO TID

Steep 1 tsp crushed berry (2-3 g) in 150 mL boiling water x 10 min.

Essential oil

20-100 mg; no more than 4 weeks

Liquid Extract (1:1 in 25% alcohol)

2-4 mL PO TID

Tincture (1:5 in 45% alcohol)

1-2 mL PO TID

Berry oil (1:5 in 45% alcohol)

0.03-0.2 mL PO TID

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Suggested Uses

Dyspepsia, flatulence, heartburn, bloating, loss of appetite, UTIs, kidney and bladder stones, snakebite, intestinal worms, gastrointestinal infections, diabetes, and cancer

Topically: Rheumatic pains, inflammatory diseases, & wounds

Efficacy

Insufficient reliable information about effectiveness

Has diuretic properties

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            Adverse Effects

            N/A

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Pregnancy

            Kidney inflammation

            Cautions

            May cause uterine contractions

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: avoid

            Lactation: N/A

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Metabolism: N/A

            Excretion: N/A

            Mechanism of Action

            Diuretic, antibacterial

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