The Fruit (Juniperus communis)
This shrub is so well known as to need no description. The berries, the only part used, are ripe in August. It grows in abundance in all the New England States bordering on the sea.
Properties And Uses
The berries possess powerful diuretic properties, and are useful in all cases of strangury, dropsy, gravel, and all urinary obstructions.
Cleavers, poplar, fir balsam, sumach, strawberry leaves, elder bark and blows, burdock root, and spearmint, are also valuable diuretics; but are so well known as to need no description.