09
Juniper

Juniperus communis

Juniper is revered (even by non-gin drinkers) as the plant of succour – Jesus is believed to have been sheltered from Herod’s wrath by a juniper bush and Elijah was saved from Queen Jezebel by a juniper possessed of a divine presence.

Sine the time of the 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 (unless the witch could guess the number of needles on the tree, in which case, look out) and burning juniper twigs would purify the home and keep disease and ill-fortune at bay. In aromatherapy juniper oil is known as the “oil of protection”.

In medieval times juniper was an icon of chastity and virtue – a fact that will come as news to anyone known to enjoy their gin.

Juniper

Discover the 22 Botanicals

apple mint

01

Apple mint

chamomile

02

Chamomile

Creeping thistle flower used in the botanist gin

03

Creeping thistle

Downy Birch

04

Downy Birch

Elder flower

05

Elder

Gorse

06

Gorse (Whin)

Hawthorn

07

Hawthorn

Heather

08

Heather

Juniper

09

Juniper

lady's bedstraw

10

Lady’s bedstraw

Lemon Balm

11

Lemon Balm

meadowsweet

12

Meadowsweet

Mugwort

13

Mugwort

Red clover

14

Red clover

Spear mint

15

Spear mint

Sweet cicely

16

Sweet cicely

Bog Myrtle (Sweet Gale)

17

Bog myrtle – Sweet gale

Tansy

18

Tansy

water mint

19

Water mint

White Clover

20

White clover

Wild thyme

21

Wild Thyme

wood sage

22

Wood sage

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