Juniperus communis

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Herbal medicine
An evergreen shrub, the berries of which contain flavonoids, gallotannin, vitamin C and volatile oils (including camphene, juniperin, limonene, myrcene, pinene, sabinene, terpinene and thujone). Juniper is antiseptic, antitussive, carminative, diuretic and expectorant, and has been used to treat urinary tract infections, neuralgia, rheumatic complaints, gout and sciatica.
Toxic effects
Juniper should not be used internally in pregnancy or in those with kidney disease.

Juniperus communis,

n See juniper.
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We assumed our captive moose would have similar forage selection as wild moose that prefer Scots pine, typically reject Norway spruce, and have intermediate use of common juniper (Hornberg 2001, Mansson et al.
The new system also forces predominantly shrubby species, like the common juniper and catclaw acacia, to have champions that look like a tree.
The berries of the common juniper (Juniperus communis) are the fruits that flavor gin, which some people claim-with or without tongue in cheek-is a corrective for that run-down feeling.
Juniperus communis 'Compressa', or the common juniper, is a bit bigger and grows from 50cm to a metre.