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

Juniper berries
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)

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

PropertiesEdit

CirculatoryEdit

May lower blood pressure and reduce fluid retention.

DigestiveEdit

Relieves indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.

EmotionalEdit

Soothes stress and anxiety. Relieves insomnia and fatigue.

GynecologicalEdit

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

SkinEdit

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

CautionEdit

  • 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.