Juniper Berries are a potent ally especially this time of the year when it is cold and damp. They add warmth and vigor to a soup base, delight in a mulled spice recipe or simply stashed in your pocket when you are out for a winter’s walk. They keep you warm by stimulating your circulation and can relieve muscle aches and pains. Juniper berries help to remove fluid congestion, reduce edema, drain damp and dissolve deposits of any kind. The juniper berry also suits those with digestive woes by stimulating and warming the middle to reduce fullness and feelings of indigestion. Throw a few in your soup to add warmth and increase your metabolism. As Juniper’s are high in volatile oils and warming, be cautious when using. They may heat things up too much.