Juniper Berry Essential Oil
Latin Name: Juniperus communis L.
Part of plant: Berries
Aroma Character: Green, herbal
Blends Well with: Clary sage, Fir, Lavender
Juniper, Berry Properties: Stimulates metabolism, digestiona nd kidney functioning; diuretic, blood purifier; strengthening; against rheumatism and artritis; helps eliminate uric acid and oxalic acid, sudorific, antiseptic , against diabetes, promotes wound healing and scar formation, slightly sleep-inducing.
Juniper, Berry Indications: Gallstones, liver-pancreas insufficiency, digestive complaints, infectious enterocolitis, insufficient urination, kidney inflammation ; percarditis; rheumatism, gout, arthritis; dental neuralgia; wounds, ulcers, skin ailments, eczema, acne; leucorrhea.
Juniper, Berry Main Components: Terpinole-4, camholenic acid, camphene, cadinene.
Juniper, Berry Contraindications, side effects: None known for normal dosages.
Juniper is an evergreen shrub or tree which grows up to 6 metres high. It has small flowers and little round berries, which are green in the first year, turning black in the second and third years.
Juniper played a major medicinal role in many contagious diseases and was used to guard against the plague by fifteenth and sixteenth century herbalists. Juniper and Rosemary twigs were burnt in French hospitals to clear the air and it was looked upon as a cure-all in the former Yugoslavia.