More About Our Juniper Essential Oil
Size: 5 ml violet glass bottle
Source: Russian wild lands
Distillation: Steam distilled from wild needles and berries
Botanical name: Juniperus communis
Homeopathic Properties of Juniper Essential Oil
- Anti-infectious–bladder and kidney infection
- Antiseptic–urinary system
- Cardio-tonic–heart and circulatory system
- Digestive stimulant–in very low doses
- Stimulant–general energy
- Stimulant–circulatory, respiratory, kidneys, bladder, pancreas, digestive systems
Internal–oral homeopathic dosage, inhalation, diffusion, suppository
External—topical application, massage, skin application, local compress, energy centers and meridian points
Observations and Anecdotal Information
Juniper essential oil has been a medicine for native and indigenous peoples for many generations. It has served to treat many ailments, including headaches, nausea, flu, acne, spider bites, and postpartum pain.
Considered a sacred tree, juniper is used for ceremonial purposes. It has been used as an emetic during ceremonies, and for making ceremonial smudges and objects.
The dried berries are used to make bracelets for children, called ghost beads, which are worn at night to prevent nightmares. Juniper has also been used as a cradleboard canopy, in wedding baskets, and as good luck tokens.
Its berries are cooked into traditional Native American foods, and the ash water from juniper serves as baking powder and flavoring for corn dishes.
In traditional herbalism, juniper berries are used primarily for bladder and urinary tract infections, stones, and kidney troubles. This oil, distilled from a combination of berries and needles, is mild enough to be used orally for this purpose, in a semi-homeopathic preparation, without concern of putting strain on the kidneys.
Juniper alkalinizes the blood, and detoxifies lymph and circulatory systems.
This oil is generally regarded as safe at normal doses.
Avoid use with pregnant and lactating mothers, infants, and small children.
Keep all essential oils away from eyes.
Store in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
All internal uses should be researched and/or supported by a health care professional. Product quality and dosage are critically important when using essential oils internally.
None of our products are recognized or approved by the FDA. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is anecdotal, and is provided for educational purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice. See a health care professional for medical advice.