Juniper is one of the first plants mentioned in ancient texts found in prehistoric dwellings.
It is also mentioned in the Greek, Tibetan and Native American cultures. Juniper Berry oil is said to be one of the best for balancing the feeling of emotional stability.Uses of Juniper Berry Essential Oil
EuropeHistory and Background
The name juniper came from the French word ‘genievre’ meaning gin. Juniper berries were said to be used as the main flavor for gin and alcoholic wines since the Middle Ages.
Juniper Berry was highly prized as a medicine and as an ingredient used for religious incense during ancient times in Egypt and Tibet. A remedy to treat tapeworms was discovered in Egypt on a papyrus which dated back to 1550 BC.
In Europe and Asia, the needles and berries were used to make tonics for kidney and stomach ailments, and native Americans from the Pacific Northwest used tonics made from the branches to treat colds, flu, arthritis, muscle aches, and kidney problems. In fact, Juniper Berry remains in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia to this day.
In Chinese Medicine, Juniper Berry is used as a tonic for stimulating yang energy, which benefits chronic tiredness, cold hands and feet, lower backache and fluid. It is associated with spiritual purification.
Also used for people who worry too much and hold onto unpleasant memories, who fell unsupported and feel no one understands them. Associated astrologically with Mars as a symbol of fire and confidence.Physical Description
Colorless to pale yellow in color with a thin, watery consistency.Aromatic Description
Juniper Berry oil hass a fresh, woody, balsamic and sweet aroma.Biological Makeup and Components
Pinene, myrcene, borneol, camphene, thugene, terpenic alcoholExtraction Technique
Steam distillation of berries.Information for Aromatherapists
Blends well with Benzoin, Cedarwood, Clary sage, Citrus oils, Cypress, Elemi, Fir needle, Galbanum, Lavandin, Lavender, Rosemary, Sandalwood and Vetiver.
Our Juniper Berry essential oil is 100% pure and natural. It is free of any chemicals, pesticides, synthetic perfumes, fillers or carrier oils.Cautions