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Indigenous Plants & Native Uses in the Northeast

(Juniperus communis)
JUNIPERMedicine: A tea from the twigs was drank for stomach aches and colds. A poultice from boiled twigs and berries was applied to aches and sores. The berries were used as a diuretic and to stop bleeding.

Technology: Nevada Indians used the berries as beads, ants ate out the sweet part near the seed leaving the desired perforation for stringing.

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