Type: Herbs & Spices
Origin: Product of Sri Lanka
Juniper berries or extract of the plant has traditionally been used as diuretic, anti-arthritis, anti-diabetes, antiseptic as well as for the treatment of gastrointestinal and autoimmune disorders.
How to use:
Juniper is the spice most often used to flavour gin but also has many uses in meat dishes that have a heavy or 'gamey' flavour as the juniper's fresh and aromatic qualities create balance. They are best bruised or crushed just before use as this releases and imparts the essential oils at the last moment into your dish.