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I have often heard that Juniper berries are poisonous; however, not so in the quantities present in gin. Any idea where this legend comes from and if there is any factual basis?
- Some first peoples in BC were willing to eat the fruit from Juniper (Turner, Nancy J. Food Plants of Interior First Peoples (Victoria: UBC Press, 1997) ISBN 0-7748-0606-0) and even the bark, but both in small quantities. Does anyone know any more about this? Anyone know specific chemicals in the berries that would be toxic? Khono (talk) 12:00, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Transferring the individually described species to separate pages - more to follow. MPF 01:18, 29 Jan 2004 (UTC)
When I'm done the classification page in full, I'll remove the duplication on the main page MPF 01:52, 29 Jan 2004 (UTC)
Juniper could also mean a router vendor so, how do you highlight that
- Done - MPF 20:27, 19 Sep 2004 (UTC)
How many species?
The description box to the right says that there are 50-55 species, while the first few sentances state that there are 50-67. Maybe someone should take a look at that, as I am not a biology expert:)
- An oversight; sorted. - MPF 17:50, 27 January 2006 (UTC)
New World/Old World
Is the division in New world and Old world accepted? I think it sounds too United States centred, Wouldn't the American continent and the Eurasian continent be more descriptive? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs)
- It is the most compact way of putting it; several Old World species occur in Africa as well as Europe and Asia, so saying 'Eurasian continent' doesn't fit. - MPF 09:17, 13 September 2006 (UTC)
Juniper as an aquaretic
Juniper is listed as an aquaretic on the Wikipedia aquaretic page and also on the diuretic page. I don't know enough about this myself to add anything to the juniper page; perhaps someone could look into this? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:43, 4 May 2007 (UTC).
Native American medicine, diabetes, and current studies
There were claims made re the effectiveness of juniper as a remedy for diabetes, based on traditional Native American usage; there was a "fact claim" warning generated; the proper source *may* be the Tilford book, but it is unclear from context whether the Tilford book is a source for all claims in the start of this paragraph or just the contraception claim. I linked to some contemporary scientific (apparently) studies re juniper, diabetes, and Navajo practice. In general I left in *treatment* as a verifiable claim but removed any reference, stated or implied, to proven efficacy, which is apparently still controversial. Doprendek (talk) 21:23, 28 December 2009 (UTC)