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Abortifacient; Diuretic; Emetic; Emmenagogue; Irritant; Warts.
The young shoots are abortifacient, diuretic, emetic, powerfully emmenagogue and irritant[4, 7]. The plant is rarely used internally but is useful as an ointment and dressing to blisters etc in order to promote discharge. The powdered leaves are also used in the treatment of warts[1, 4, 7, 21]. The shoots are harvested in spring and dried for later use. Use with great caution and never during pregnancy[4, 21], see notes above on toxicity.
Essential; Ground cover; Hedge; Insecticide; Parasiticide; Repellent.
Leaves are used as an insect repellent, a decoction of them is used against lice[46, 61].
An essential oil from the leaves and shoots has strong diuretic properties and is also used in perfumery[1, 61]. Yields of around 4% are obtained, this oil is also used as an insecticide.
A good dense ground cover plant, though it is slow to cover the ground. The species type eventually forms a high ground cover, but there are many named forms that are lower-growing. The sub-species J. sabina tamariscifolia has been particularly recommended. Plants should be spaced about 1.2 metres apart each way.
The taller forms of this species make a good hedge.