Juniper Essential Oil

juniper oil benefitsJuniper Essential Oil is one of the most commonly used oils in aromatherapy. It is extracted from the berries of Common juniper (Juniperus communis) by cold distillation or steam distillation. In the Middle Ages, juniper essential oil with soft woody scent and strong powers was playing an important role in treating many contagious diseases like plague, typhoid fever or cholera. It has been widely used in Europe and Tibet. In modern US, juniper trees are cultivated mainly in Utah mountains, but not only.

Juniper essential oil has such natural ingredients as borneol, linalool, camphor, nerol, myrcene, camphene, pinenes and terpinenes, sabinene, phellandrene, cayophyllene, bornyl acetate and others. It is supposed to be non-toxic, however, it is recommended to use this oil in moderation by those people who suffer from various kidney problems. Health benefits of juniper oil include diuretic, analgesic, cleansing, expectorant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, detoxifying, antiseptic, stimulant, astringent, carminative, vulnerary, antispasmodic and other therapeutic properties of this natural product.

Primary use of this oil in aromatherapy is strengthening our nerves system. It helps to calm down and relax, therefore it can be used in aromatherapy for stress management as well. Juniper essential oil is a one of the greatest herbal remedies for  the digestive system: it can stimulate metabolism and assist in weight loss, prevent gas and bloating, ensure proper production of gastric juices and proper flow of bile, etc. Juniper oil benefits also embrace its cleansing effects on our mind, body and spirit. It aids detoxification as well as water retention in the body, this way preventing dehydration.

health benefits of juniper oilFor many centuries juniper essential oil has been used by women to prevent menstrual pains and cramps, regulate the cycle and lower the symptoms of PMS. Antispasmodic health benefits of juniper oil can be also used to treat muscle spasms and pains, and also this essential oil can relieve the symptoms of rheumatism.  It is one of the best natural products which can detoxify and purify blood. Astringent properties of juniper essential oil help to strengthen our gums and teeth, prevent toothache, prevent loosing muscles and supports our general fitness.

It can assist in supporting the function of the urinary system (especially to treat cystitis) and preventing kidney stones. Finally, antiseptic juniper oil benefits can be used externally for treating such skin problems as acne, eczema, sores, ulcers, psoriasis, dermatitis and other related ailments. This oil is recommended for massages in case if you have cellulite. Juniper essential oil is a common ingredient of soaps, shampoos, lotions and many hair care products as it can help in fighting against such problem as dandruff. It blends perfectly well with a great number of essential oil, especially with bergamot essential oil, lime essential oil, lavender essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, cedarwood essential oil, vetiver essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, etc.

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