Juniper Berry Essential Oil- Juniperus communis
This Juniper Berry essential oil is sourced from Russia. It is a wildcrafted essential oil in that the berries are picked from wild trees and the oil is extracted from the berries by steam distillation.
Juniper berry essential oil is an astringent, antiseptic and it has detoxifying properties. Some aromatherapists say that Juniper Berry essential oil can help calm the nerves and release anxiety. Juniper Essential Oil is said to exert a cleansing and calming effect on both the mind and body. Diluted in a bath or massage oil, Juniper Oil can help relieve the pain of arthritis and rheumatism. It’s use in a bath or topically can help remove cellulite and aid in cases of fluid retention.
It has been used for medicinal purposes by native Americans as a remedy for urinary tract infections. It was also used by Native Americans as a treatment for diabetes. It has also been used to help relieve mental exhaustion and nervous tension. It has also been said to aid in cases of prostate enlargement and with the inability to pass urine, as in cases of kidney stones and cystitis.
Traditionally, Juniper Berry Essential Oil has also been used for the liver and has a tonic effect and helps regulate the menstrual cycle and eases painful period pains. Aromatherapists say that it also assists with the elimination of uric acid and therefore relieves pain in cases of gout, rheumatism, and arthritis and, apart from this, Juniper Essential Oil has also been very effective for acne, eczema, oily skin, weeping eczema, psoriasis and dandruff and alleviates inflammation.
Possible skin sensitization if the oil is oxidized. Dispose of old oils and do not use on the skin.
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