The aromatic berries of a small evergreen
tree, often grown in gardens of ornamental
parks. The berries are rich in essential
oil, resin, tannin and organic acids.
Also used in cooking, and for making gin.
Stimulant diuretic. Urinary antiseptic.
Cystitis (inflammation of the
bladder) with catarrh (inflammation of
the mucous membrane with watery discharge).
Arthritis/rheumatism. Slow to heal wounds,
aches and pains (apply locally).
Avoid in pregnancy. Avoid in
Method & Dose
Add half teaspoon of crushed
berries to one cup of boiling water. Infuse
for 15 minutes. Can be taken 2-3 cups
Tea can also be used as
a wash for slow healing wounds and as
a bath for stiff and painful joints.
Can also be used as a massage