Juniper (Juniperus Communis)

The medicinal properties of Juniper were known from antiquity. In ancient Rome it was used as a disinfectant for the home during cholera and plague epidemics. Native Americans used it as a cure for tuberculosis and in Mongolia it was given to women at the beginning of labor.

Juniper has antiseptic, anti-inflamatory, disinfectant, stimulating and analgesic properties. Juniper oil acts as a calming agent, relieving anxiety, nervous tension and mental exhaustion. It is beneficial in cases of cystitis and kidney stones and is also helpful for cellulite and fluid retention.

Juniper oil generally helps with the digestive system and is an appetite suppressant. It regulates the menstrual cycle, relieving premenstrual bloating and period cramps. Furthermore, juniper oil is also very effective for acne, eczema, oily skin, dermatitis, psoriasis, dandruff, and blocked pores.

Juniper berries are used as the flavor ingredient of gin.


homogenous liquid

light yellow-green

specific of juniper oil, fresh, strong

Plant parts used in distillation:
berries or needles, as indicated

Growing method:

α-pinene, sabinene

Additional components:
α-limonene, β-pinene, β-fetanolene, α-terpinelene, p-cymol, myrcene, α- and γ-terpinene, camphene, δ-3-carene, cinneol, borneol, p-cymene, cariophylene

in well-sealed containers at 5 to 15º C, away from direct sunshine or heat sources

Shelf life
2 years

Harvesting period

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