Latin Name

Juniperus communis

English Name

Common juniper

Sanskrit Name


Part Used


Effect on Dosha

Pacifies Kapha and vata

Properties and Uses

It has strong diuretic action; used in the treatment of chronic pyuria, oedema. Acts as cough expectorant. It has digestive properties, relieves flatulence. External application is used in localized swelling, skin diseases and wounds. Effective in skin disorders. Note – When given in large dose may cause of haematuria.

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