Juniper is a small thorny tree of the cypress family whose berries take 3 years to mature. Its berries have a reputation for promoting the digestion of fat fool meals. They have been used since antiquity for their digestive, diuretic and antiseptic properties. The juniper berries were mixed with certain wines in the Romans of the time and today they are found in the recipe for sauerkraut. Juniper berry essential oil is indicated to relieve the muscular and articular pains.