Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Juniper Berry
- Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)
Juniper Berry oil comes from the seed cone of Juniperus communis. It has an antiseptic and diuretic effect.
May lower blood pressure and reduce fluid retention.
Relieves indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.
Soothes stress and anxiety. Relieves insomnia and fatigue.
As a diuretic, may alleviate menstrual pain and swollen breasts during menstruation.
- 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.