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  Juniperus flaccida schlecht.
 
Scientific Name  Juniperus flaccida schlecht.
Family Name  Cupressaceae
Common Name  Juniper, Enebro
Photo link  http://www.esveld.nl/htmldia/j/juflac.htm
Studies on Diabetes  A decoction of juniper berries decreased glycemic levels in both streptozotocin and normal rats as well as reduce the mortality index and prevention of the loss of body weight (Sanchez de Medina et al 1994).
Other Uses  Folk uses include dyspepsia, urinary tract infections, upper respiratory infections, antiinflammatory, menstrual disorders (Kay 1996, Moore 1979, NMCD; http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=724&brand_id=, accessed 4/27/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared hot infusion (13 Flores).
Phytochemistry  Volatile oil composed of a monoterpene (4-terpineol)(Kay 1996).
Potential Adverse  Effects  The diuretic effect of Juniperus works through an irritation of kidney tissue; it should not be used in frank infection or renal disease. It can cause gastric irritation and gastrointestinal contractions. Juniperus can cause uterine stimulation and should
Potential Medication  Interactions  Juniperus may interfere with diabetic or diuretic medications.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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