NAME : JUNIPER (PRICKLY JUNIPER).
LATIN NAME : Juniperus communis, (Juniperus oxycedrus).
COMMON / FOLK NAMES : Enrbro
Gemeiner Wachholder (German)
MEDICINAL PART : Berries
GENDER : Masculine
PLANET : Sun
ELEMENT : Fire
POWERS : Protection
Used throughout Europe as a protective herb, Juniper also guards against theft. It is
probably one of the earliest incenses used by European Witches. Juniper hung at the door
protects against evil forces and persons, and it is burned in exorcism rites. A sprig of
the plant protects its wearer from accidents and attacks by wild animals. It also guards
against ghosts and sickness.
Juniper is added to love mixtures, and the berries are carried to increase male potency.
When carried or burned, Juniper helps the psychic powers and breaks hexes and curses, and
drives off snakes.