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Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia) is calming.
Inhale burning leaves.
The scent of the flower is supposed to help students learn.

Jacob’s Ladder, True (Polemonium coeruleum), also called Greek Valerian, is said to be good for fevers and hysteria.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day.

Jacob’s Ladder, False (Polemonium reptans) is an astringent and an expectorant.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day.

Jasmine (Jasminaceae) was once used for coughs, but is seldom used today because it can be toxic.
The scent of this flower is an aphrodisiac.

Jewelweed (Impatiens aurea, Impatiens biflora), also called Wild Touch-Me-Not and Wild Balsam will relieve any itch.
2 part leaf to 1 part water, boil and apply externally.

Jimsonweed (Datura meteloides), also called Thornapple and James Town Weed, is a dangerous hallucinogen and deadly, but sometimes used to treat asthma. The leaves are said to pull poison from a spider bite.
1 milligram a day.
The scent of this plant will cause violent hallucinations.
This plant is used in spells to go unnoticed.

Job's Tears (Coix lacryma) is questionably toxic.
The scent of the flower is supposed to help with endurance.

Joe Pye Weed, Spotted (Eupatorium maculatum) induces sweating.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day.

Joe Pye Weed, Sweet or Common (Eupatorium purpureum) is taken to treat gallbladder and urinary ailments.
¼ ounce of herb drunk as tea up to 3 times a day.
The root is carried to find respect and popularity.

John’s Bread (Ceratonia siliqua), also called Locust Pods and Sugar Pods, is said to make the voice clearer.
Chew on one pod.

Johnny Jump Up (Viola rafinesquii) is a diuretic.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day.
The flowers are used to generate male potency.

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) helps treat skin conditions.
2 parts plant to 1 part oil, apply liberally and externally.
The oil made from this plant is favored when making magick oils.

Juniper (Juniperus communis), the berries of which are a stimulant and diuretic. CAUTION: Avoid during pregnancy.
Fluid extract: ½ - 1 dram a day; berries: 5 – 15 grains a day.
The scent of the needles is a sedative and the scent of the berries suppresses the appetite.
The berries will increase vitality and the plant itself is supposed to keep serpents away.

Jupiter's Beard (Centranthus ruber) is an adrenal booster.
1 gram a day.
 

Jasmine

(Jasminum grandiflorum) from India


Jasmine has a long history of being used as an aphrodisiac.  Its delicate flowers yield very little oil and are best collected in the hours before dawn, giving it its nickname in Hindi “queen of the night.” 

 It takes approximately 65 pounds of flowers to make one ounce of Jasmine essential oil.  Most Jasmine oils are actually absolutes, which means that the oil is extracted from the plant using a chemical.  A very small amount of the chemical remains in the oil, making it unsuitable for internal use.

Some of the chemical constituents of Jasmine absolute include benzyl acetate, linalyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, indole, geraniol, and methyl anthranilate.

The rich, floral scent of Jasmine can almost be described as narcotic, and it is best used heavily diluted.  Jasmine is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and skin conditioner. It is excellent for sensitive skin, stretch marks, and scars.  Jasmine promotes skin cell growth and elasticity.  It deepens breathing, is antispasmodic, and has a slight pain relieving effect.  This lovely oil has been used for insomnia, anxiety, headaches, menstrual cramps, and labor pains.

Jasmine seems to promote a sense of euphoria and optimism.  It has been effectively used for depression, lack of self esteem, and fear.  Jasmine activates creativity and intuition.  It has been said to help passion and intellect work together, crating joyful inspiration.  Jasmine can be used for recovering from emotional violence.  When diluted, its gentle sweetness can help one in moving on from grief and loss.  The altogther uplifting aroma of Jasmine seems to create a sort of sensual confidence which translates into pure sex appeal.

All about Juniper Berries
Botanical: Juniperus communis
Family: Cupressaceae (cypress) - Coniferae (conifer)
Other common names: Common Juniper, Ground Juniper, Juniper Berries, Gin Berries

Juniper Berries (Juniperus Communis) are the ripe, dried cones from the Juniper Evergreen shrub. These small bluish purple berries are about 1/4 wide
with an intense spicy flavor with a slight overtone of pine.

Juniper Berry assists urine flow and helps to clean the kidneys, bladder and prostate of toxic wastes, while at the same time helping to fight off urinary
infections . Juniper Berries are famous as flavoring for gin, but Juniper also aids digestion and also helps to relieve gout, arthritis and painful joints.

History:. The use of Juniper goes way back in history. In the Middle Ages, the scent of Juniper was believed to ward off plague, witches, evil spirits, curses and contagious diseases For hundreds of years, Juniper Berry has been an herbal remedy for urinary tract problems, including urine retention and gallstones and is an old folk remedy for gout. In the 1500s, a Dutch pharmacist used Juniper Berries to create a new, diuretic drink that he called gin, which was not only used for medicinal purposes, but its delightful juniper-flavor which became a very popular drink.

It is believed that the holy family was sheltered by the branches of a Juniper Tree when fleeing from King Herod.
 
In North America, the Native Americans believed that Juniper would cleanse and heal the body and keep away infection, and different tribes used brewed tonics of juniper berries to treat a everything from colds to arthritis stomachaches and syphilis. The Natives also used it as a survival food.

Juniper berries are used in northern European and particularly Scandinavian cuisine to "impart a sharp, clear flavor to meat dishes, especially wild game
like boar and venison They are also used in sauerkraut dishes.

Some of the constituents in Juniper include the volatile oils, camphene, cineole, myrcene, alpha- and beta-pinene and terpinene (the active ingredients) ,
as well as resin, sugar, gum, lignin, wax, salines, beta-carotene, betulin, borneol, catechin, glycolic acid, limonene, linalool, menthol, rutin, tannins, calcium, chromium, iron (and many other valuable minerals), B-vitamins and vitamin C. Researchers have identified a compound that have antiviral and
anticancer potential, deoxypodophyllotoxin.
 
Beneficial Uses:
Juniper Berry is an effective diuretic and antiseptic that not only promotes the flow of urine, but also treats infection of the urinary tract at the
same time. As a diuretic, the herb stimulates the kidneys and bladder to get rid of retained and excess water (possibly also helping to treat obesity).
Juniper increases the filtering of waste products by the kidneys and helps to expel prostate sediment and gallstones. It is also thought to dissolve kidney
stones. The herb helps to prevent the crystallization of uric acid in the kidneys, retaining it in a solution and passing it in the urine; thus curtailing the formation of razor sharp crystals of uric acid in the big toe!

Juniper Berry is helpful in combating bacterial infections, such as cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis, vaginitis and inflamed kidneys.

Juniper Berry is an old herbal remedy for the digestive tract. The volatile oil content helps to eliminate gas and expel intestinal flatulence and
assists in the digestion of foods like cabbage. The herb has been used to ease stomach cramps, colic and indigestion; and in small doses, it stimulates the
appetite.

The anti-inflammatory properties of Juniper Berry are thought to ease the pain of rheumatism, arthritis, sore muscles and gout. Maybe this is why the gin and raisin treatment seems to help those suffering from arthritis Juniper Berry has shown results in the treatment of lung disorders as an
effective expectorant and decongestant Juniper Berry is considered a purifier of the blood and overall system cleanser. Once toxic waste is removed from the body , the body has a better chance of fighting off disease.

In recent lab studies, Juniper has demonstrated antiviral activity against virus A-2 and Herpes simplex virus I and II.

Recommended Dosage:
Take one (1) capsule, two (2) times each day for four (4) weeks. Discontinue. It is good to take a rest from Juniper and from Gin.

Contraindications:
Pregnant women should not use Juniper Berry, because it stimulates the uterus and may cause abortion. Of course there is always a risk of allergic
reaction, like with any other foods. It is not recommended to use with severe kidney disease, just follow your MD plan of treatment.
 
 

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