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Juniperus communis L.

Part used

Berries. Occasionally the wood is used.


The European Medicine Agency (EMA) approved the traditional use of its berries and essential oil for washing the urinary tract to help treat mild urinary disorders, dyspepsia and flatulence. The essential oil is approved for traditional use to relieve minor muscle and joint pain.


Juniper berries have diuretic and antiseptic effects. It also has a higher antioxidant effect than vitamin E.

It is also traditionally used in relieving digestive problems like dyspepsia and flatulence.

The essential oil has antifungal and antibacterial effects.

Its logs are popularly used as a “tonic” because of their diuretic effects.