Juniper is principly used as a Cleansing, Healing and Purificatory herb. It banishes any negative energy in its immediate area and encourages fresh energy and growth. It protects against eveil forces and persons and is burned in exorcism rites. Hung around the house it wards against theft and carried on the person both protects against acciedents and attack. It wards against ghosts and sickness and is said to increase male potency. When burned, Juniper increases the psychic faculties and breaks hexes and curses – it is also said to drive away snakes.