Spanish juniper properties

Medicinal properties of Juniperus thurifera

Medicinal properties of Spanish juniper


Medicinally, the essential oil has been used to combat warts and to calm attacks of rheumatism, through external topical application of this product.

Homeopathically, it has been used for the treatment of metrorrhagia and as an abortifacient, due to the ability of sabinol to contract the uterus and, therefore, cause abortion, in case of pregnancy. (oxytocic properties).

The leaves have been used to make decoctions for their emmenagogue properties, that is, they favor menstruation, and to eliminate intestinal worms.

Given its toxicity, home preparation of medicinal products is discouraged.

Precautions and toxicity of Spanish juniper

Sabina essential oil is very toxic. In case of ingestion of the essential oil, the consequences are dramatic, if a lethal dose is ingested, which for humans is estimated at approximately one gram or 5 or 6 drops of essential oil.

The use of the essential oil or the bark as an abortifacient has often produced deadly results. More information about this section in the list below.

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This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

26 January, 2022

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