Juniper berries have been used to flavour gin, a liquor developed in the 17th century in the Netherlands. Other juniper-flavored alcoholic beverages include the Finnish rye-and-juniper beer made from the juniper berries and branches.
Juniper is a coniferous shrub that produces berries. Juniper berries should be picked with great respect as it takes 3 full years for a berry to ripen! When ripe they turn from green to a dark blue. The ripe berries can be picked any time of the year.
- Juniper berries are specifically known and famous for their use in gin or having it as a cleansing tea but they can also be used as a glaze for gingerbread cookies.
- Alot of people have recently been using it to make excellent poultices for wounds as it promotes healing as well.
For making Juniper Berry tea, use 1/2 tablespoons with 2 cups of hot water. Steep for 10 minutes then strain. Add honey as desired.
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