Juniper Berry

Juniper Berry- AroMed's Juniperus communis is organically grown and the partially dried berries and needles are steam distilled in Canada. It is in the cupressaceae plant family, is a middle note and has a warm, balsamic, woody, piney aroma.

Uses-

  • Juniper berries' detoxification qualities are historically well established.  Being know for its diuretic and lymphatic decongesting abilities, it is often used for clearing toxins, reducing uric acid in the body, and helpful with gout, cellulite, edema and rheumatic conditions.
  • Its combination of detoxifying and astringent qualities make it useful when addressing skin conditions, like acne, weeping eczema and psoriasis.
  • Per Battaglia," it is considered one of the best oils to choose for treating cystitis..." as well as urine retention.
  • Include in natural insect repellent sprays, as it is reputed to deter ticks and fleas.
  • It can be used in massage oils or warm compresses to address joint and muscle aches.
  • Its nervous system benefits can be useful when dealing with both physical and intellectual fatigue.

Emotional Support - juniper berry can encourage inner vision, upliftment, strength, vitality, sincerity, enlightenment and humility. 

    Blends well with- Bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, cypress, balsam fir, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, mandarin, rosemary, sandalwood, vetiver

    Notes of interest- Historically, Juniper was burnt as a fumigant and ritual incense by ancient Greeks to combat epidemics. Ripe juniper berries are used to make gin, too.

    Modes of Application- massage, compress, bath, salve, direct inhalation, diffuser, steam inhalation, skin care

    Safety data- Do not use internally when pregnant, or when dealing with liver and/or kidney dysfunction. Skin sensitization is possible if using old and/or oxidized oils. Essential Oils are typically used via inhalation and/or topical application while properly diluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified aromatherapy practitioner to address a specific health need, for a specified period of time. Keep away from children and pets.

    Resources-

    Battaglia, S. The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, Second Edition. The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2003.

    Tisserand, R and Young, R. Essential Oil Safety, A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Second Edition, Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2014.

    Worwood, V.A. Aromatherapy for the Soul, New World Library, 1999.

    Please note: Information and statements provided by AroMed Aromatherapy and Lauren Andrews RN, CA, have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any health condition or disease. Information and interest only. The information is not designed for self-diagnosis. If you are concerned about a healthcare issue, see your doctor, specialist or ND. Please note that AroMed Aromatherapy accepts no liability for misuse of essential oils or other products.


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