Junipers – evergreen trees
The healing properties of juniper have been known since ancient Rome, Egypt and Greece. During various epidemics, doctors advised fumigating the premises with juniper branches. And the Indians of North America for the treatment of patients with tuberculosis and skin diseases settled them in juniper thickets.
Juniper is considered a very strong plant in energy terms. If you walk through the woods or simply place a twig in a vase the juniper will clean the room and will nourish you with positive energy. Moreover, even in a cut form, this plant does not lose its positive qualities.
People make spoons, pipes from juniper. It is recommended to have juniper products in any house, they will protect you from negative energy. Even sorcerers and magicians use juniper oil in their rituals. It is believed that it repels snakes and protects people from their bites.
You can meet juniper in the spruce forest, where the soil is moist enough. It easily tolerates temperature changes. It is an evergreen shrub 1-2 meters high, belongs to the cypress family. The bush grows very slowly, about 10-15 cm per year, and lives up to 100-200 years. In the mountains it can grow up to 600 years. By this time, it is no longer a shrub, but a tree with a branching trunk up to 12 meters high. Instead of leaves it has needles up to 2 cm long. The needles change gradually, about 1 time in 4-5 years.
It blooms in May, forming numerous cones which, after fertilization, form cone berries. The berry is juicy, aromatic and sweet with a light spicy flavor of resin.
You know, berries and needles treat many diseases.
Antibacterial – it kills up to 30% of microorganisms contained in the air.
Disinfectant, especially for inflammatory diseases of the urinary tract.
Diuretic, which is very good for renal and cardiac edema.
It improves digestion.
Expectorant and anti-inflammatory – with bronchitis, as thinning sputum.
Analgesic and distracting – with gout, rheumatism, metabolic polyarthritis.
Wound healing, with gastric ulcer in remission, as well as with weeping lichen, scabies.
Soothes, relieves nervous stress.
Insecticidal – repels insects.
It is believed that to see the juniper in dreams is for happy changes in life: wealth and luck.
Due to healing properties, longevity, and also because juniper wood does not rot, this plant is a symbol of eternal life and overcoming death.