Juniperus oxycedrus Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
cade juniper kade prickly juniper red-berry juniper

Juniperus oxycedrus is a species of juniper, native across the Mediterranean region from Morocco and Portugal, north to southern France, east to westernmost Iran, and south to Lebanon and Israel, growing on a variety of rocky sites from sea level up to 1600 m altitude. The specific epithet oxycedrus means "sharp cedar" and this species may have been the original cedar or cedrus of the ancient Greeks.

Juniperus oxycedrus

Medical use

Economic importance of Juniperus oxycedrus

Environmental ornamental
Materials esential oils
Medicines folklore

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Native
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Native
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Georgia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation - Krasnoyarsk
  • EUROPE
    Native
    • East Europe: Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia; Montenegro; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal; Spain

Biological activities

Allelochemic
P-cresol found in Wood (45 ppm)
Allergenic
Pinene found in Fruit
Anesthetic
Guaiacol found in Wood
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Viridiflorol found in Wood
Antibacterial
Guaiacol found in Wood
Pinene found in Fruit
Antidermatitic
Guaiacol found in Wood
Antieczemic
Guaiacol found in Wood
Antiesophagitic
Guaiacol found in Wood
Antimutagenic
P-cresol found in Wood (45 ppm)
Antiseptic
Guaiacol found in Wood
P-cresol found in Wood (45 ppm)
Pinene found in Fruit
Antispasmodic
Pinene found in Fruit
Antituberculic
Guaiacol found in Wood
Cancer-Preventive
Cedrene found in Wood (3000 ppm)
P-cresol found in Wood (45 ppm)
Cardiodepressant
Guaiacol found in Wood
Cardiotonic
Guaiacol found in Wood
Convulsant
Pinene found in Fruit
Dermal
Guaiacol found in Wood
Emetic
Guaiacol found in Wood
Enterocontractant
Pinene found in Fruit
Expectorant
Guaiacol found in Wood
Pinene found in Fruit
FLavor
Guaiacol found in Wood
P-cresol found in Wood (45 ppm)
Fungicide
Pinene found in Fruit
Herbicide
Pinene found in Fruit
Insectifuge
Guaiacol found in Wood
Irritant
Guaiacol found in Wood
Parasiticide
P-cresol found in Wood (45 ppm)
Perfumery
Pinene found in Fruit
Pesticide
Guaiacol found in Wood
P-cresol found in Wood (45 ppm)
Pinene found in Fruit
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Guaiacol found in Wood
Rodenticide
P-cresol found in Wood (45 ppm)
Spasmogenic
Pinene found in Fruit
Transdermal
Guaiacol found in Wood

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Chemicals detected

Chemical Plant part Low ppm High ppm
11beta-hydroxymanoyl-oxide Plant
Alpha-ylangene Plant
Cedrene Wood 3,000
Eo Fruit 13,000 15,000
Leaf 100
Wood 15,000
Guaiacol Wood
L-beta-caryophyllene Wood 3,500
L-cadinene Wood 4,000
L-cadinol Wood 6,000
Methyl-cis-communate Plant
Methyl-trans-communate Plant
Methylimbricatalate Plant
Methylimbricatolate Plant
Myrecommunic-acid Fruit
Myrecommunic-acid-methyl-ether Fruit
P-cresol Wood 45
Pinene Fruit
Pseudocedrol Wood 375 750
Viridiflorol Wood
Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]