Characterization of the essential oil from cone-berries of Juniperus communis L. (Cupressaceae)

EWA MAJEWSKA, MARIOLA KOZŁOWSKA, DOROTA KOWALSKA, ELIZA GRUCZYŃSKA

Abstract

Juniperus communis L. (Cupressaceae) is a plant widely cultivated in the Northern hemisphere. Juniper berries, the fruit of Juniperus communis L. are a highly valued, essential oil-rich plant material used traditionally in folk medicine as antiseptic, diuretic, antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungicidal agent. This paper reviews information on extraction methods of the essential oil from the juniper berries, its chemical composition and antimicrobial as well as antioxidant properties.
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