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Description

A bitter, tannin rich berry found to be a diuretic, astringent, and anti-inflammatory.

Sloe berries are native to Europe, Western asian and North Africa although the history appears rooted in the United Kingdom having been found around the 13th century in Dublin. They are bitter and astringent thanks to the tannins, phenolic acids and flavonoids which is what makes them an excellent remedy for stopping dirrahea. Traditionally the Sloe flowers were used for their mildly laxative properties relieving constipation, and regulating digestion.

 

 

Sloe gin, on the other hand is a crimson red gin made by the British by steeping Sloe berries, sugar and gin, creating a sweet liqueur with a high alcohol content. The british also had other uses for this berry,

 

Actions may include: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antidiarrheal, diuretic

 

*White colourings naturally occur on Sloe berries as the sugars precipitate on the outer skin whn the moisture in the fruit evaporates.

 

*Contraindicated for pregnancy and lactation.

 

 

 


 

  • Scientific Name

    Prunus spinosa

  • Plant Part

    Berry

  • Cut Size

    Uncut

  • Organic Status

    Organic certified


Specifications

Product Category

Dried Berries

Common Use

wellness, culinary, creative

Aroma

Fruity

Also known as

Blackthorn, Sloe

Storage

Store in a sealed container and in a cool, dry place

Country of Origin

Bulgaria*

Item code
XSLOE250

*Country of Origin may differ from what is shown above

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