juniper berry oil

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juniper berry oil

[′jü·nə·pər ‚ber·ē ‚ȯil]
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Colorless oil that darkens and thickens in air; bitter taste, turpentinelike aroma; derived from the dried ripe fruit of the common juniper (Juniperus communis), used in medicine, gins, and liqueurs, and in veterinary practice. Also known as juniper oil.
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Drops made from the oil of juniper, when applied to the ears, were supposed to cure deafness.
(50) The Reestr goes into detail on the process of distilling spirit of juniper and making oil of juniper, both of which, it argues, are good for "expelling stones" (kamen' vyvodit'), for preserving ones strength, and notably for easing childbirth (legko tvorit zhenam rozhdenie).