Used: berry cones , essential oil from cones , wood and tar .
In the fruit there is up to 2.5 % essential oil , flavonoids , proanthocyanidins , sugar.
In the tree: sesquiterpenes, diterpenes , tannins, lignins, stigmasterol .
Application: Dried juniper berry cones, alone or as part of the tea blends, are used for making hot drinks that improve the secretion of urine . It also has a beneficial effect on the infection and inflammation of the urinary tract . Juniper berry improves digestion , reduces the formation of gases and eliminates bloating . Juniper is known as a diuretic , antiseptic , irritant.
- Date December 14, 2013
- Tags characteristics, composition