Organic Dried Juniper Berries
BOTANICAL NAME: Juniperus communis L.
The Juniper is a small shrub, widely distributed throughout the Northern Hemisphere. A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers and they have been called the only spice derived from conifers.
Many Native American tribes of North America have traditionally used juniper for a wide range of ailments. You probably know the piney flavor of juniper berries from their use in flavoring gin, but you may not know that they have a wide variety of medicinal benefits.
The berries can be used whole, ground, or rubbed through a sieve. To prevent loss of essential oil, juniper berries should not be ground, crushed, or rubbed until just before use. The herb is frequently combined with birch leaf, horsetail, parsley "seed," or restharrow in herbal diuretic teas.
Juniper berries contain high amounts of antioxidants. These compounds help to neutralize free radicals in the body, which eventually lead to the development of diseases like cancer, arthritis and cardiovascular disease. If heartburn and indigestion are a problem for you, juniper could help ease your discomfort. In addition juniper berries help clear congestion so are often included in cold remedies to relieve congestion and improve breathing Indeed, juniper berries have such a wide range of uses that no herbal medicine chest should be without them.
You will get a sealed bag of loose organic berries to enjoy!