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Juniper Leaf

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(Wild Crafted) Avaialble in 1 oz


Both juniper and the Gaelic language were once more widespread in the Scottish Highlands. The Gaelic names for this shrub or small tree were Aittin or Aiten, and Samh. These words are still with us in place names such as Attadale in Wester Ross and Samhan near Mull. The writer Hugh Fife suggests that juniper was sometimes referred to as mountain yew. As such some place names incorporating the Gaelic word Iubhair (yew) may in fact be referring to juniper.

People have known the practical uses of juniper for millennia. It is perhaps surprising then that it doesn’t have a strong presence in ancient mythology. Juniper was a symbol of the Canaanites’ fertility goddess Ashera or Astarte in Syria. In the Old Testament, a juniper with an angelic presence sheltered the prophet Elijah from Queen Jezebel’s pursuit. A later biblical tale tells of how the infant Jesus and his parents were hidden from King Herod’s soldiers by a juniper during their flight into Egypt.


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