Juniper Berry

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Dried Herbs > Berries
Juniper berries come from the juniper plant (Juniperus communis) and have been used for various purposes in traditional medicine, culinary applications, and other cultural practices. . . . read more

Selected Size/Selection: 250g

250g
$16.80 (AUD)
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Product Details

Some common uses of juniper berries:

  1. Flavoring Agent in Cooking: Juniper berries are often used as a spice to flavor various dishes, particularly in European cuisine. They are a key ingredient in the preparation of certain types of sausages, marinades, and pickled foods.

  2. Distillation for Gin: One of the most well-known uses of juniper berries is in the production of gin. The berries provide the characteristic piney and citrus-like flavor to this popular alcoholic beverage.

  3. Traditional Medicine: Juniper berries have a history of use in traditional medicine for their potential health benefits. They have been used to address digestive issues, such as indigestion and bloating.

  4. Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs): In some traditional herbal practices, juniper berries have been used for their diuretic properties and to help address urinary tract infections. However, their use for this purpose is not supported by strong scientific evidence.

  5. Aromatherapy: Juniper essential oil, derived from the berries, is used in aromatherapy. The oil is believed to have a calming and grounding effect and is used in massage oils, diffusers, and other applications.

  6. Antioxidant Properties: Juniper berries contain compounds with antioxidant properties, which may help combat oxidative stress in the body.

  7. Anti-Inflammatory Potential: Some research suggests that juniper berries may have anti-inflammatory properties, although more studies are needed to fully understand their potential in this regard.

It's important to note that while juniper berries have traditional uses, scientific evidence supporting some of these claims is limited. Additionally, excessive consumption of juniper berries or their essential oil can have adverse effects, and they should be used in moderation. Pregnant women and individuals with certain medical conditions should consult with a healthcare professional before using juniper berries or related products for medicinal purposes.

Place of Origin

Macedonia - Trade

Botanical Name

Juniperus communis

Form

Berry

Ingredients

100% Juniper.
No preservatives, artificial colours, sweeteners or flavours.
Gluten free, dairy free and no added sugar.
Source of fibre.
No Palm Oil.
Vegetarian/Vegan.

Nutrition Facts

Average per 100g/serve
Energy 1396kj
Protein 19.8g
Fat, Total 14.6g
- saturated 0.6g
Carbohydrate 24.6g
- Sugars 7.5g
Fibre 12.7g
Sodium 20mg

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