Native Juniper Berries

These native berries, with a botanical name of Myoporum insulareare, are from the Boobialla shrub. It is native to Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia and NSW. They can be utilised for culinary and medicinal applications. . . . read more

 

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Juniper berries (Myoporum insularehave) been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. Here are some of the potential medical and traditional properties associated with juniper berries:

  1. Diuretic Properties: Juniper berries have been traditionally used as a diuretic, meaning they may help increase urine production. This property has been employed to promote kidney function and assist in the elimination of excess fluids from the body.

  2. Antioxidant Effects: Juniper berries contain compounds with antioxidant properties, such as flavonoids and polyphenols. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, potentially reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the body.

  3. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Some traditional uses of juniper berries involve their anti-inflammatory effects, which may be attributed to certain bioactive compounds. These properties may have implications for conditions associated with inflammation.

  4. Digestive Aid: Juniper berries have been used traditionally to aid digestion. They may help stimulate the production of digestive enzymes and promote overall digestive health.

  5. Respiratory Benefits: In traditional medicine, juniper berries have been used to address respiratory issues such as coughs and bronchitis. The berries' expectorant properties may help loosen mucus and facilitate its expulsion.

  6. Joint and Muscle Pain: Juniper berries have been employed topically or as part of ointments for their potential analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, offering relief for joint and muscle pain.

  7. Antibacterial Properties: Some studies suggest that juniper extracts may exhibit antibacterial properties against certain pathogens, although more research is needed to confirm and understand the extent of these effects.

  8. Traditional Medicine in Various Cultures: Juniper berries have been utilised in traditional medicine in various cultures, including Native American, European, and Asian traditional medicine, for a range of health issues.



Place of Origin

Australia- Wildcraft

Botanical Name

Myoporum insulare

Form

Whole Berry

Ingredients

100% Native Juniper berries

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