Jacquard: The knitting of selected needles that produce various loops using colored yarns to create interesting designs. A fabric of intricate variegated weave or pattern.
Jamaican Dogwood: Dogwood is a powerful sedative, and is used primarily as a pain remedy. It helps in cases of neuralgia and migraine and in the relief of ovarian and uterine pain. Also it is used to treat insomnia to reduce nervous tension or pain. Its actions include: nervine, anodyne, and anti-spasmodic.
Jasmine: Used for its wonderful sweet aroma in perfumery.
Jasmine Oil: A warming and smoothing oil used to revitalize and stimulate the skin. It is an oil used in perfumes because of its wonderful aroma.
Jaundice: The presence of bilirubin deposits (the by-product of breaking down hemoglobin) in the skin, whites of the eyes and mucosa.
Jojoba: Jojoba aids in the treatment of dry skin, wrinkles and stretch marks. It acts as a tonic, emollient and moisturizer.Jojoba Oil: See Jojoba.
Jujube Fruit: Tests in Russia indicate a very high vitamin C content. The fruit has been used medicinally for millennia by many cultures. One of its most popular uses is as a tea for sore throat. Jujube, in the form of pastes, tablets and syrups is also used as a remedy for throat ailments.
Juniper Berries: The bitter action aids digestion and eases flatulent colic. Externally, it eases pain in the joints or muscles. Juniper berries contain a volatile oil, terpinen-4, that acts as a kidney irritant to stimulate increased kidney filtration and output. For this reason Juniper is commonly utilized as a diuretic to treat conditions involving the kidneys and bladder, to increase urine output, and for relief from symptoms of gout and kidney stones. Its actions include: diuretic, anti-microbial, carminative, and anti-rheumatic. CAUTION: Due to its action on the kidneys, Juniper Berries should be avoided in any kidney disease. It should also be avoided in pregnancy.