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Juniper Tips( Junipers communis) - Albania

Juniper Tips( Junipers communis) - Albania
Item# IRO66
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Product Description

Juniper tips (whole) - Juniperus communis - from Albania. Juniper creates a warm, sweet fragrance that strengthens, heals, and cleanses.

Native Americans still burn Juniper tips freguently to welcome guests and support certain ancestoral ceremonies.

In Tibetan medicine, people use juniper to prevent and treat cancer. Throughout the Himalayan region, juniper is considered to be a sacred tree and is burned in rituals during many ceremonies. Tibetan people burn Juniper daily each morning to increase mental awareness.

Juniper is considered by many cultures to be a scared powerful tree that can recharge the energies of both indoor and outdoor spaces.

Family: Cupressaceae

Synonyms: none known

Origin: scattered across the entire Northern Hemisphere

Parts Used: wood, tips, dried berries

Aroma Description: warm, woody-sweet, balsamic, pine-needle like notes

Emotional Attributes: strengthening, cleansing/purifying

Cosmetic Uses: Perfumery, aromatherapy

Culinary Uses: used to flavor gin, beer, liqueurs, and meats.

Medicinal Attributes: antiseptic and diuretic, improves digestion, gas and colic, reduces inflammation, and stimulates the uterus. Used to treat kidney inflammation, rheumatism, arthritis, and neuralgia.

*Warning: Avoid during pregnancy or in cases of present kidney disease or kidney infection*

Element Association: Fire

Magical Associations: protection, healing

Astrological Association: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius

Planetary Association: Sun

Season: Summer

Aromatic Note: Wood=Base note, Tips & Berries=Base to Middle

Essential Oil: Yes, the berries are steam distilled to extract their essential oils. The wood is too but it's oil much rarer in the marketplace. A Juniper berry resinoid is also made using hydrocarbon solvents. It's sometimes offered as "Juniper berry Concrete." Threatened Species Alert: Status: "Lower Risk, Least Concern." The 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species now includes this species. See Cropwatch and IUCN.

*Warning: Avoid during pregnancy or in cases of present kidney disease or kidney infection*

Mixes Well With: bay laurel, benzoin, borneol camphor, burgundy pitch, cedar-red, chamomile, elemi, labdanum, lavender, lemon balm, mastic, oakmoss, opoponax, pine needles, pine resin, sage-white, sage-desert, sandalwood, tolu balsam, etc. Medical Disclaimer: Information on this web site is for entertainment purposes only. This information is NOT intended as medical advice or for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed medical professional.

Per ounce/28 grams $3.45
Per 4 ounces/112 grams $13.00
Per half pound/224 grams $24.85
Per pound/448 grams $46.95