This article first appeared without references July 12, 2017 on the Light Cellar blog: http://thelightcellar.ca/native-nervines-wild-plants-that-calm-the-mind/ Nervines are plant medicines that act to re-establish balance in the nervous system. The nervous system comprises the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.
In Alberta there are two common species of native juniper shrubs, Common Juniper (Juniperus communis) and Creeping Juniper (Juniperus horizontalis). Both have been documented in ethnographic studies as having been traditionally used by First Nations. Common Juniper grows circumpolar and