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Juniperous communis

(Common name:- Juniper berry)

Classification

Juniperous communis

History

Juniper berry is ancient plant whose reference is given bible as berries were abundantly used by Greek, roman and Arab physicians for medicinal uses.

Juniper is widely distributed to northern hemisphere including Europe, North Africa, North America and northern Asia.

Juniper is also used both for culinary and medicinal purpose.

Plant Description

Juniper is a small shrub that grows to 4 to 6 feet in height. The leaves are small pinnate having numerous in one stem.

The berries are small green when unripe and takes black colour when ripens.

Berries bear aromatic smell.

Cultivation

Juniper is abundantly distributed throughout the northern hemisphere and grows near slopes and in siliceous soils.

It is a common shrub and sometimes grows as weed in wet lime stone land. It is also found in Holland and Geneva.

Parts Used

Berries

Constituents

The chief constituents of juniper berry are volatile oil, resin, sugar, wax, water, flavonoids, glycosides, tannins, podophyllotoxin, and vitamin C.

Uses

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