One of the most popular uses of juniper berries, the aroma of gin. Its medicinal properties have also been assessed before the cooking, is thought to increase endurance, also give digestive properties, balsamic, expectorant, diuretic and antiseptic.
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One of the most popular uses of juniper berries, juniper berries or nebrinas also called, is the flavoring for gin, in fact, is the French name of this juniper (genévrier) that gave name to this drink. The juniper is found in mountainous areas, especially in cold regions of Europe, Asia and North America. Juniper berries have been highly valued for its medicinal properties before the cooking, is thought to increase endurance, also give digestive properties, balsamic, expectorant, diuretic and antiseptic among others. Also extracted from the berries an essential oil used in aromatherapy and perfumery. The berries contain an essential oil rich in active ingredients (pipeno and borneol), inositol, a glycoside (flavone), juniperina and a bitter principle, have many properties: tonic, balsamic, expectorant, antiseptic, sudorific, stomach and digestive, and are also very suitable for treating kidney and bladder disorders, against gout and rheumatism, in affections of the ears, and reduced levels of cholesterol and sugar. In the kitchen, juniper berries are ideal for flavoring meat dishes. Juniper berries are somewhat bitter, with hints of citrus and sweet. You can use either fresh or dried, but should moderate their use because they provide a very strong flavor. Before use you have to pound them a bit in the mortar, and divest all its essence.
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