Latin Name : Juniperus Virginiana
The berries of Eastern Red Cedar have a number of medicinal uses. A Tea made from the berries has been commonly used for the treatment of coughs and colds, and to expel intestinal worms.
Chewing the berries may help with mouth soars.
External application may help with infections and warts due to the plants antiseptic properties.
Cedar berries are rich in vitamin C, which is beneficial both for strengthening your immune system and for its antioxidant benefits.
Along with vitamin C, cedar berries also provide antioxidant benefits in the form of flavonoids. Flavonoids are polyphenols found in plants.
Glycosides are a subset of flavonoids and offer a range of health benefits including the ability to fight cancer and to protect the liver. They can also provide antioxidant benefits.