Juniperus oxycedrus

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Juniperus oxycedrus L.

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cade in Pyrénées-Orientales (France)
Order Pinales
Family Cupressaceae
Genus Juniperus

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Origin : Mediterranean to Iran


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Popular names

  • English: cade juniper, prickly juniper
  • French: cade, oxycèdre, genévrier oxycèdre


Juniperus oxycedrus L. (1753)



Cade oil is the main product. it is obtained through pyrolisis of the wood. Traditionally, this was performed on the spot, by building cade ovens.

Cade oven restored in Cuges-les-Pins (Bouches-du-Rhône, France)

Human medicine

  • Cosmetolgy: shampoo, soap
  • Dermatology: psoriasis, keratosis of the head skin

Veterinary medicine

  • Antiseptic and fungicide for sheep, dog, horse and cattle
  • gale, eczema, parasites, skin rash
  • Repulsive against flies, botflies

Plant pathology

  • Pesticide: fungi (rust), insects, weevil eggs
  • Antiseptic: cuts, wounds


  • Porte, Laurent. Fours à cade, fours à poix dans la Provence littorale. Mane, Les Alpes de lumière.