Botanical Name Juniperus communis ssp communis  
Botanical family Cupressaceae 
Origin The Mediterranean basin, Europe 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Berries 
Note Middle-top 
Appearance limpid mobile liquid 
Color light yellow 
Odor woody, slightly peppery, very pleasant 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpenes (50–90%): pinene, sabinene
Sesquiterpenes: caryophyllene, germacrene D 
Therapeutic properties  Respiratory antiseptic ++  
Diuretic ++ 
Antirheumatic ++  
Analgesic ++ 
Main therapeutic indications   Bronchitis, sinusitis, rhinitis ++  
Rheumatism, osteoarthritis ++  
Cellulitis +++ Oedema, lipedema ++ 
Minor renal insufficiency ++ 
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