Steam distilled in Bulgaria from certified organic juniper berries.
When we think of juniper, (at least some of us,) we think of circulation and we also think of gin.
Both would be indicative of Juniper.
High Mountain Juniper
by Clark Ashton Smith
Far above pine and fir,
Mortised in granite aeons,
Stands the juniper.
A Year the Juniper Tree
by Lady Lilith
the wisdom of autumn,
a coloured autumn leaf, fallen of a tree,
a winter dream,
fresh fallen snow on a beach by the sea,
the first dawn of spring,
dew which gives morning its mystery,
full warmth of summer
and birds flying free....
Thou art all four seasons to me!
Let's visit Arctander for a solid description:
Olfactory: Juniperberry oil is a white or pale yellow oil, with a fresh, warm, rich-balasamic, woody-sweet and pine needle like odor.
Gustatory: The flavor is warm, slightly bitter-aromatic, balsamic and rich. The bitterness remains at all dilution levels, which he says is quite typical of many perfume materials which give an impression of sweetness which doesn't come over in the flavor at all. He says the high concentration of alcohol (when making gin or juniper brandy) impairs the sense of taste and this is the reason it might still be drinkable even as it's so bitter.
In perfumery, Juniperberry oil is used for its fresh balsamic notes, as a modifier for various pine needle oils, as a modifier with citrus in room sprays, and many other uses. For single notes, he suggests particular sucess might be found with labdanum, mastic, opoponax, fir needle absolute, oakmoss, elemi, cypress, clary sage, lavandin and benzoin.
Arctander also goes to great lengths to discuss juniper's fermetation, and the similiar Pinus pumillo, which grows nearby, and has some of the same characteristics, but only some of them.
Next, Battaglia and aromatherapeutic uses:
Detoxification-diruetic and lymphatic decongestant properties, beneficalfor uric acid, cellulite and rheumatic conditions.
Digestive system-for indigestion and bloating
Skin-Weeping eczema etc, and for oily and acne prone skin
Muscular --as a stimulent and analgesic, and for painful and chronic conditions like fibromyalgia
Psychological-Nervous and intellectual fatigue, for apathy, negative thoughts, disorientationa and gloominess.
Avoid if pregnant or with kidney disease.
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