Juniper/Genièvre - Juniperus oxycedrus
Evergreen, hardy shrub. Both the berries and needles are used in herbal medicine. Astringent, microbial, diuretic and a tonic, particularly useful in treating oedema, arthritis and cystitis.
The antiseptic and astringent properties of the berries or leaves may be useful in relieving itchiness and infections of the skin when applied topically in the form of a cooled, dilute rinse.