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Juniper

Juniperus communis

PLANT FAMILY

Cupressaceae.

AROMA

The plant smells like apples but the berries smell of gin.

TASTE

Unsurprisingly, the berries taste of gin too!

CHARACTERISTICS

An evergreen tree or shrub, with only slightly prickly, blunt leaves to touch. Juniper is found on exposed coastal heaths, upland moorland and rock ledges.

Since the time of ancient Egyptians, juniper has been used to purify and protect the home from evil. A juniper bush planted by the front door would ward off witches and demons. Juniper oil is known as the ‘oil of protections’ in aromatherapy.long associated with heather in general.

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