Juniper Berry essential oil is made from dried berries and needles of the plant. The juniper berry plant was used in the medieval times to ward off witches and burned with rosemary in hospitals to provide protection for the patients.
Juniper berries are high in flavonoids and polyphenol antioxidants that are great for fighting free radicals.
Juniper berries have antibacterial and anti fungal properties making it beneficial for treating urinary tract infections and bladder infections. Juniper berries are also a diuretic. This allows them to help flush the body of fluids, reducing bloating and detoxifying the body. For best results use oil and eat cranberries, fennel and dandelions.
Juniper berry oil can be very useful for boosting the immune system. It is a bitter which helps to stimulate digestive enzymes making it easier for the body to break down and absorb proteins, fats and nutrients from food. It can also be used to cleanse the body including liver and kidney.
Juniper berry is high in antioxidants which helps slow age related degradation including skin appearance and disease. Juniper berry helps to increase superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase and glutathione peroxidase, which helps to prevent the development of cancer and heart disease (1).
Juniper berry oil can be used to reduce high blood pressure, heartburn and acid reflex. Add to carrier oil and rub on problem area. Juniper berry oil can be added to grapefruit cream to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Juniper berry oil is a natural antiseptic making it useful for a natural DIY cleaner, to treat respiratory infections and has been shown to be effective on certain bacteria and fungus that is resistant to antibiotics.
Juniper berry helps to reduce stress, anxiety while increasing feelings of relaxation while balancing emotions. Juniper berry oil is one of the better oils to use when dealing with inner pain or trauma. Add to diffuser any time of day to bring relaxation.
Juniper works like citronella, warding away insects of all kinds. Add to spray bottle with water and spray, clothes, skin and hair. Or add to cream or carrier oil and rub on skin.
Since Juniper berry is an antimicrobial it can help to fight certain skin irritations including rashes and eczema. Juniper berry can help to fight acne, reduce stretch marks and help with skin conditions that are caused by hormonal imbalance. Being an anti-fungal and antimicrobial Juniper berry can be useful to reduce smelly feet. Add oil to the bath, bottom of shower or rub on feet with carrier oil.
Juniper Berry Blends Well With
Citrus oils including lime, lemon, grapefruit and bergamot, cypress, sandalwood, lavender, lemongrass and clary sage.