Juniper is said to exert a cleansing effect on the mental and spiritual planes as well as on the physical. It has a clean, mildly penetrating, woody scent.
|County of Origin||Croatia|
|Therapeutic Properties||Analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, anti-septic, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, astringent, diuretic, liver supporter, lymph decongest, lymphatic support, rubefacient, sedative, tonic, vein tonic|
|Approx. Shelf Life||3 years|
|Plant Parts||Berries, Needles|
|Note Classification||Top | Middle|
|Method of Extraction||Steam Distilled|
|Blends well with||Elemi, Cypress, Clary sage, Lavandin|
History: Native American Zuni women drank a tea of Juniper leaves to relax their muscles following delivery. Juniper berries were considered emergency food and were eaten in the winter when food was scarce. The berries were roasted and used as a coffee substitute by Native Americans and pioneers.
Characteristics: A middle note with a medium aroma, Juniper Berry has a fresh, rich, balsamic scent reminiscent of pine needles.
Indications: Used to purify, reduce cellulite, cleanse the intestines and the tissues of the body, relax, reduce stress, uplift moods, refresh, revive, improve mental clarity and memory, lessen pain, lessen swellings, lessen fluid retention and menstrual pain, disinfect, repel insects, soothe insect bites.
Mode of Administration: Aroma lamp, bath (with proper fixed oil), diffusor, inhaler, light bulb ring, lotion, massage, mist spray.
Safety: Nontoxic, avoid on sensitive skin, in kidney disease or kidney and bladder infections, avoid in pregnancy as stimulates the uterine muscles.