Description & Extraction:
Juniper essential oil is extracted from Juniperus communis, of the
Cupressaceae family and is also known as common juniper. Juniper Berry oil
is used in aromatherapy to help stimulate and strengthen the nerves and
bolster the spirits in challenging situations, while helping to relieve
urine retention. It is used for treating rheumatism, arthritis and gout, as
well as cellulite, acne, dermatitis, blocked pores, psoriasis and weeping
eczemas. Juniper oil is extracted from dried, crushed or slightly dried ripe
fruit by steam distillation and yields 0.2 % - 2 %.
Blends well with:
Junper berry oils normally blend well together,
Juniper oil blends particularly well with cedarwood, cypress, geranium,
grapefruit, lavender, lavandin, bergamot, lime, vetiver, clary sage and
The main chemical components of juniper oil are a-pinene, camphene,
b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene,
1,4-cineole, b-phellandrene, p-cymene, terpinen-4-ol, bornyl acetate,
cayophyllene and trace amounts of limonene, camphor, linalool, linalyl
acetate, borneol and nerol.
juniper oil are antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, astringent,
carminative, depurative, diuretic, rubefacient, stimulating, stomachic,
sudorific, vulnerary and tonic.
Uses & Precautions:
- Juniper oil can help calm the nerves, relieves anxiety, nervous
tension and mental exhaustion.
- It is helpful when the prostate gland is enlarged and is used to help
with the inability to pass urine, in cases of cystitis and kidney
- It is also helpful for cellulite and fluid retention. Juniper oil
generally helps with the digestive system, particularly in cases of
obesity, over-indulgence of food and premenstrual bloating.
- It is considered non-toxic but since it can stimulate the uterine
muscle it should not be used during pregnancy, nor by people with kidney
problems. It is non-sensitizing, but some people do have a reaction to
it, and it is generally wise to us this oil in moderation. For the
liver, it has a tonic effect and helps regulate the menstrual cycle and
eases painful period pains. It assists with the elimination of uric acid
and therefore relieves pain in cases of gout, rheumatism and arthritis.
Juniper oil is a very valuable oil and can be used in cases of nervous
tension and anxiety, for the urinary tract, for over-eating and obesity, for
eliminating uric acid and for skin care. The affinity to the urino-genital
tract was further shown when studies revealed that it enhances glomerular
filtration, thereby causing the excretion of more amounts of potassium,
sodium and chlorine - especially helpful when the prostate gland is
enlarged. Burners and vaporizers
In vapor therapy juniper oil can
be used for the treatment of addictions, nervous tension, hangovers,
over-indulgence of food and to stimulate the nervous system and bolster the
spirit in challenging situations. Blended massage oil or in the bath
Juniper oil can be used as a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, for
colic in adults, arthritis, cellulite, nervous tension, cystitis, pain in
passing urine, gout, hangover, swollen joints, liver problems, muscle
fatigue and overweight.
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Physico-Chemical Properties: -
||Juniper Berry Oil
||As Mentioned On Label
||Almost colorless to light Yellow
||Warm, Spicy, Pungent and peculiar characteristic of berries.
||Juniperus Communis Linne var. erecta Pursh (Fam: Cupressaceae)
||0.854 to 0.879 (0.870)
|Optical Rotation-15o to 0o
||1.4740 to 1.4840 (1.4810)
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