Essential juniper berry oil is extracted from the Juniperus Communis plant of the Cupressaceae family. This fresh oil is used in aromatherapy to help, stimulate and strengthen the nervous system and the spirit. It has a positive impact on diseases such as rheumatism, arthritis, gout, cellulitis, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis and crying eczema.
The juniper berry oil is extracted both from the fruit and the needles of the plant. It is highly appreciated by the fruit oil, which has a clear, fresh and slightly woody aroma and a watery viscosity.
Juniper berry oil is extracted from dried, crushed or slightly dried fruit by steam distillation, with yields ranging from 0.2% to 2%.
Its main chemical components are pinen, camphén, b-pinene, sabinen, mircen, phellandrene, terpinene, Y-terpene, 1,4-cinnene, 6-phellandrene, p-cymene, terpine-4-ol, bornyl acetate, cayophyllene and residual amounts of lemon, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, borneol and nerola.
Juniper berry oil is not toxic, but because it can stimulate uterine muscles, it is advised not to use it during pregnancy and people with kidney problems. Some people also have allergic reactions to it, so you should use it in reasonable quantities.
The therapeutic properties of juniper berry oil are: antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, spasmolytic, astringent, gingival, depurative, diuretic, warming, stimulating, gastric, sweating, wounding and toning.
Juniper berry oil is used to relieve nerves, relieve anxiety, nervous tension and mental exhaustion. It is useful in the enlarged prostate gland and helps to urinate in cases of cystitis and kidney stones. Oil is also useful against cellulite and fluid retention. It is beneficial for digestive system problems, obesity and premenstrual swelling of the abdomen.
For the liver, the oil has a tonic effect and helps regulate the menstrual cycle. It reduces uric acid levels and relieves the pain caused by gout, rheumatism, and arthritis. For the skin helps with acne, eczema, oily skin and psoriasis.
- Application for inhalers: In jelly therapy, juniper oil is used to treat addictions, nervous tension, hangover. Strengthens the nervous system and spirit in challenging situations.
- Use in massage oils and in the bathroom: Helps in colic, arthritis, cellulitis, nervous tension, cystitis, urinary pain, gout, hangover, swollen joints, liver problems, muscle fatigue and overweight.
- Application in creams and lotions: Helps in oily skin, acne, eczema, dermatitis, blocked pores, psoriasis and other inflammatory skin diseases.
- Compression: Juniper oil is used in compresses for arthritis, eczema and other common infections.