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GIN AS A MEDICINE

EGYPT Juniper communis or juniper was used in ancient Egypt because of its medicinal properties. There are records on papyrus from the 1550 BC suggesting that the herb is treating the headache and mixture of berries and oil treats parasitic infections. GREEKS In the 4th century BC Aristotel writes about the juniper as a cure. […]

THE AROMA OF GIN

The aroma of gin or how a plant such as Juniperus Communis, known in Croatia as a “klek”, “borovica” or “smrika”, “caught the eye” of man and after so many years created such an interesting story is very complicated. There was probably some attraction. Perhaps the juniper was attractive to some other, animal, species on […]