Juniper Berry – Citharexylum Caudatum: Juniper’s detoxifying properties are employed in the treatment of abrasions and inflammatory diseases such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis, and studies have shown that it inhibits the formation of inflammatory prostaglandins. In addition, juniper berries help clear congestion and are often included in cold remedies to alleviate congestion and improve breathing. Juniper berries have such a wide range of uses that no herbal medicine chest should be without them.