Microcapsules containing Juniper essential oil

01. Product description

Dry microcapsules obtained by coacervation containing juniper oil, having the function to preserve the active ingredient extracted from the berries of the Juniperus Communis plant, to maintain its therapeutic properties and to cover as much as possible its typical taste. These microcapsules are suitable for the preparation of solid oral forms, like hard capsules and single-dose dispersible sachets. Their dimension is included between 100 and 600 μm and their title can reach up to 85% oil content.

02. General information

Thanks to its antiseptic and antirheumatic properties, Juniper has always been used as a natural remedy to relieve the effects of some diseases affecting the urinary system and the respiratory tract. It is a valuable aid in purifying and eliminating excess waste from the body thanks to its diterpenic acids, capable of stimulating the renal epithelium for its diuretic properties, and it acts as a bacteriostatic of the urinary tract [1]. Juniper also contains flavonoids, which are important active components having an antioxidant power. [2]

03. Composition

Bibliographic notes

"[1]. Gordien AY et al. Antimycobacterial terpenoids from Juniperus communis L. (Cuppressaceae). Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Dec 10;126(3):500-505"

"[2]. Miceli N. et al. Comparative analysis of flavonoid profile, antioxidant and antimicrobial activity of the berries of Juniperus communis L. var. communis and Juniperus communis L. var. saxatilis Pall. from Turkey. J Agric Food Chem. 2009 Aug 12;57(15):6570-77."


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