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Juniper Berry Oil has a well-liked refreshing, yet warm and subtle balsamic aroma
with many therapeutic benefits. Juniper berries themselves are high in flavonoid
and polyphenol antioxidants that have strong free radical scavenging abilities.
Because they were seen as protectors of health — both emotional and physical
health — during the Medieval period, juniper berries were believed to help ward
off witches. In fact, for years French hospital wards burned juniper and rosemary
to help protect patients against lingering bacteria and infections.
A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of
junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged
scales, which gives it a berry-like appearance. The cones from a handful of
species, especially Juniperus communis, are used as a spice, particularly in
European cuisine, and also give gin its distinctive flavour. Juniper berries may be
the only spice derived from conifers.