A common plant in the Mediterranean, the Juniper is commonly known by the names of Lycian Juniper, Phoenicean Juniper, Smooth Cedar, Sea Sabina or False Sabina. It looks like a shrub or small tree with dense conical and thick foliage. The leaves are sharp, while the cones become a dark red colour when they are mature. The plant has unique characteristics that makes it very versatile and offers an excellent wood for furniture, and produces an essential oil (Juniper essence) that is used in liqueurs, such as gin, but also in veterinary medicine. The plant is famed for its excellent cosmetic, anti-worming and antiseptic properties. It grows in windy places and is up to 8 m high.