Common juniper (yalovec) is an evergreen coniferous shrub, preparations from the fruits of which have expectorant, diuretic, disinfecting and anti-inflammatory properties.
In various parts of the juniper common were found:
- Bark: tannins;
- Needles: volatile production, essential oil, ascorbic acid;
- Roots: essential oils, resins, saponins, coloring and tannins;
- Fruits: trace elements, mineral salts, formic, malic, acetic and ascorbic acid, wax, pectins, tannin, yellow pigment uniperin, tar, essential oil, which contains sugar, crystallized juniper camphor, pinene, camphen and cadinel.
Yalovets oil has a disinfectant property, it normalizes pressure, accelerates the healing process of wounds, helps to get rid of depression.
Fruits increase intestinal motility, stimulate appetite, have expectorant, diuretic, disinfecting, anti-inflammatory and weak choleretic properties.
It should be borne in mind that the plant irritates the renal parenchyma, and therefore it can not be used in large doses and for a long period.
Preparations of juniper ordinary have a calming, disinfecting, bactericidal, wound healing, blood-purifying, expectorant, choleretic, analgesic, diuretic and restorative effect.
Indications for use
- Exudative diathesis.
- Peptic ulcer and duodenal ulcer;
- Hypersensitivity to the active substances of the plant.
Homemade Juniper Drugs
In case of liver diseases, bile stasis, decoction is recommended as a means of disinfecting and painkillers to improve the appetite. For its preparation, 1 tablespoon of fresh juniper fruits is crushed and poured with 1 cup of boiling water. Within 10 minutes the fruit is boiled, and then insist for half an hour. Ready broth is filtered and taken inside 1/4 cup 3 times a day.
For the treatment of diseases of the upper respiratory tract, to thin the sputum and as an expectorant take alcohol tincture. For its preparation, the crushed raw material of juniper ordinary is poured with 70% alcohol in the ratio of 1:20 and insisted in a dark place for 14 days, and then filtered. The finished tincture is taken orally 3 times a day, 30 drops before meals, with water.
It is recommended to consult with your doctor before using home remedies from a jalowa, in order to exclude the presence of contraindications to their use.