Juniper berry tea is very effective together with fresh cranberry juice (or cranberry and juniper berry extracts can be used) in relieving even the most painful gout, flushing away the burning, reddening, and swelling symptoms. Topically applied the tea and essential oils may aid dryness and itching on genitals, and heal infectious bed sores, herpes outbreaks, and tetanus. A crushed poultice disinfects wounds and boils when applied topically. Dried juniper needle extract destroys warts on the genitals, hands, and feet. Tea douche banishes vaginal yeast infection and half-hour tea soaks repeated 4-5 times gets rid of athlete’s foot. Other Actions: Rids fears, Arthritis, Uric acid, Herpes outbreaks, Tetanus, Infectious bed sores, Athlete’s foot, Genital itching. In addition to being strongly diuretic, juniper also helps the kidneys create excess urine to flush out toxins and infections. Use of excess juniper berry may irritate weak kidneys.