The common juniper or juniper (Juniperus communis) is a shrub belonging to the conifer family, covered with a rough gray bark, which has needle-like leaves very sharp. The fruits (or juniper berries) are green, then turn black and waxy as winter approaches. Only then are they consumable. Their properties have been known since ancient times.
Tonic, digestive and appetizing, juniper berries stimulate the stomach and help eliminate gas. Their ingestion also has a purifying, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effect while promoting renal protection. Finally, the essential oil from fruits and tree branches is a powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic.