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

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

Juniper berries
Juniper berries
Juniper Berry (Juniperus communis)

Properties edit

Juniperus osteosperma and scopulorum essential oil.

Circulatory edit

May lower blood pressure and reduce fluid retention.

Digestive edit

Relieves indigestion, flatulence and diarrhea.

Emotional edit

Soothes stress and anxiety. Relieves insomnia and fatigue.

Gynecological edit

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

Skin edit

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

Caution edit

  • 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.