Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Juniper Berry

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Juniper berries
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)

Juniper Berry oil comes from the seed cone of Juniperus communis. It has an antiseptic and diuretic effect.

Properties[edit | edit source]

Circulatory[edit | edit source]

May lower blood pressure and reduce fluid retention.

Digestive[edit | edit source]

Relieves indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.

Emotional[edit | edit source]

Soothes stress and anxiety. Relieves insomnia and fatigue.

Gynecological[edit | edit source]

As a diuretic, may alleviate menstrual pain and swollen breasts during menstruation.

Skin[edit | edit source]

Helps acne, dandruff, oily skin and hair and weeping eczema.

Caution[edit | edit source]

  • Don't use Juniper berry oil during the first five months of pregnancy.
  • Don't use it if you have kidney disease because of its diuretic properties.