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Juniper Berry

Botanical:Juniperus communis L.
Plant Portion:Berriess
Extraction Method: Steam Distilled
Origin: Northern Hemisphere. Grows especially well is areas that are considerably dry such as Asia, North America, Europe, and Africa. On the other hand the oil is actually most often produced in Canada, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, and Austria.
Description: The Juniper Berry shrub is a shrub that is in the evergreen family. The leaves are similar to the needle like type found on many other evergreen types and are similarly a bluish-green color. The berries are more of bluish-violet color. Flowers do tend to grow on the plant but are hardly noticeable.
Color: Somewhere between a light yellow and clear color.
Historical Uses: Not only has Juniper Berry oil been know to be used in beverages of various types but also has medicinal uses as well. Arthritis is one ailment that the oil is often used for as well as relief from bronchitis. Additionally the oil has aromatherapy uses as well.
History: Evidence shows that Juniper Berries may have dated back to ancient Egyptian times as the berries have been found in tombs dating to that time. The Greeks originally used the berries for medicinal purposes before beginning to use them in food. And the Romans at one time used the berries as a cheaper alternative to black pepper.
Mixes With:Pine, Cyprus, Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Lavandin, Lavender, Pine, Vetiver, Fir Needle, Fennel, Basil, and Rosemary.