Scientific name of Juniper: Juniperus communis

Name of Juniper in different languages:-

English: CommonJuniper

Sanskrit: Hapusha, Matsyagandha

Hindi: Aaraar, Abhal , Haubera

Malayalam: Hapusha- ഹപുഷ

Plant description:

It is a shrub or small tree, coniferous shape, evergreen, and grows up to 10 m tall. The leaves are green needle-like shaped, in whorls of three; It is a dioecious plant. The seed cones are berry-like, globose, 4 to 12 mm diameter, green turn purple-black when ripe

Useful plant parts: Fruits, seeds

Medicinal uses: To treat malabsorption syndrome, Gum bleeding

Chemical contents:

β-pinene, thujene, alpha-pinene, sabinene, alpha-terpinene, biflavones, cupressuflavone, tannins, haemagglutinin, amentoflavone, hinokiflavone, isocryptomerin and sciadopitysin.

Juniper is used as an ingredient to prepare the Ayurvedic medicines like:


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