Juniper Berries ORGANIC E.O

Adam Michael has this to say “Juniper berries essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the dried, ripe berries. Highly astringent and a superb detoxifier, this oil encourages the elimination of waste such as sodium from muscle tissue and helps where fluid is being retained.

Juniper berries has been traditionally used in France as a tonic, especially in convalescence, and where a generally sluggish condition is due to poor elimination. Poor elimination is one of the root causes of rheumatism, gout and arthritis, and juniper berries essential oil should be considered as a means of improving elimi­nation. It is a very helpful treatment for cellulitis, because here accumulated toxins are associated with fluid retention, so the detoxifying and diuretic actions of juniper work hand in hand.

Juniper berries can be valuable in several skin conditions, such as eczema (particularly if it is weepy), dermatitis and possibly psoriasis. Juniper berries should be considered if any skin condition is very slow to heal, but you should bear in mind that, because it will stimulate the body into throwing off toxic residues, the skin may first appear to get much worse before it begins to improve. This is a classic example of a ‘healing crisis’ – a phenomenon which is common to many forms of natural medicine. Juniper berries is a very good astringent, and is used in the external treatment of hemorrhoids (piles) either in the bath or as a local wash. The astringent, antiseptic and detoxifying properties all combine to make this a good treatment for acne as well.”

Botanical Name: Juniperus communis

Origin: France


Safety Data: Do not use during pregnancy or where kidney problems are evident.