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.
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]
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.