• Denys J. Charles


Juniper is an evergreen perennial shrub with strong antioxidant properties. This chapter describes the botany, history, producing regions, flavor and aroma, parts used, and active constituents. The chapter also highlights the uses of juniper in different recipes around the world. Juniper extracts and oils are used in alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. Juniper has been reported to have carminative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, fungicide, anticholinesterase, antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties. Finally the medicinal uses, functional properties, and antioxidant properties of juniper are discussed in great detail.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Denys J. Charles
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  1. 1.Frontier Natural Products Co-opNorwayUSA

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