Common Juniper

Botanical Name: Juniperus communis

Botanical Name:
Juniperus communis

Common juniper plant showing spiky leaves and berries

Family:

Cupressaceae

Appearance:

Bush, up to 2-3 m tall, straight, with the branched stem, with the tips pointing upwards.

The hedgehog leaves, which are very impressive.

The masculine flowers are yellow, with many stamens, and the females are spherical, placed on the leaves of the leaves.

Origins:

Europe

Active constituents:

  • Alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, myrcene, sabium, terpene alcohols.

Healing properties:

Internally, as a diuretic and antiseptic of uro-renal pathways and in bronchitis, digestive, carminative, stomachic in dispensations. Externally, in acne, dermatitis, eczema, hemorrhoids, ointments or other pharmaceutical forms.

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