Juniper Essential Oil
Juniper essential oil has a slightly woody aroma and is a pale oil. It has a watery viscosity.
It originated from Tibet and Europe.
Juniper oil is extracted from dried, crushed or slightly dried ripe fruit by steam distillation.
A-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene, 1,4-cineole, b-phellandrene, p-cymene, terpinen-4-ol, bornyl acetate, cayophyllene and trace amounts of limonene, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, borneol and nerol.
Antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, depurative, diuretic, rubefacient, stimulating, stomachic, sudorific, vulnerary and tonic.
- Juniper oil can help calm the nerves, relieves anxiety, nervous tension and mental exhaustion.
- It is helpful when the prostate gland is enlarged and is used to help with the inability to pass urine, in cases of cystitis and kidney stones.
- It is also helpful for cellulite and fluid retention.
- Juniper oil generally helps with the digestive system, particularly in cases of obesity, over-indulgence of food and premenstrual bloating.
- For the liver, it has a tonic effect and helps regulate the menstrual cycle and eases painful period pains.
- It assists with the elimination of uric acid and therefore relieves pain in cases of gout, rheumatism and arthritis.
- Juniper oil is also very effective for acne, eczema, oily skin, weeping eczema, psoriasis and dandruff and alleviates inflammation.
- It is considered non-toxic but since it can stimulate the uterine muscle it should not be used during pregnancy.
- It should not be used by people with kidney problems.
- It is non-sensitizing, but some people do have a reaction to it.
- It is generally wise to us this oil in moderation.