It is an essential oil, obtained from juniper berry, which is said to be the female seed cone produced by several species of junipers. It is generally a cone and not a true berry, with unusually fleshy and merged scales, giving it a berry-like appearance. This berry is particularly used as a spice in European cuisine.
Common juniper, juniper-berry
It can mix well with Juniperus drupacea, Juniperus phoenicea, Juniperus oxycedrus and Juniperus deppeana,
It constitutes a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene, 1,4-cineole, b-phellandrene, p-cymene, terpinen-4-ol, bornyl acetate, cayophyllene and trace amounts of limonene, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, borneol and nerol.
This is used as a spice in European cuisine and imparts a sharp, clear flavor to meat dishes.