Juniperus oxycedrus

Juniperus oxycedrus L.

Cupressaceae

  • Cade Juniper
  • Prickly Juniper
  • دفرون
  • عرعر
  • `ar'ar
  • dafran
  • עַרְעָר אַרְזִי
  • ar'ar arzi

Tree

  • Mediterranean maquis and forest
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Juniperus oxycedrus L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Dermatological

Eczema

Anti-inflammatory

Decoct fruit & twigs & wash affected part several x/day until recovery.

Aerial partsB
Musculoskeletal/ Joints

Rheumatism

Analgesic, Anti-arthritic, Anti-inflammatory

Decoct fruit & twigs & wash affected part several x/day until recovery.

LeafB
Nervous system

Paralysis

Nervine

Decoct fruit & twigs & wash affected part several x/day until recovery.

Leaf, StemB

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The volatile oil of some species of Juniperus genus is abortifacient, irritant & carcinogenic. Contraindicated in preganacy & nephrosis. Prolonged use (>4-6 weeks) can cause renal damage & hypocalcaemia. Externally essential oil can cause burning, oedema, erythema & blisters.