All About Juniper Berry
Topically, juniper has been used to help with joint and muscle pains, inflammation, for wounds, and even to treat snake bites. Internally, juniper has been taken for digestive, respiratory, and urinary tract complaints.
Over 30 research studies on juniper were found, but no human studies. The herb offers potential as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, antimicrobial, insect repelling, anti-parasite, anti-diabetic herb that may also help ithe the digestive system, respiratory congestion, urinary tract complaints, bone density, and cognitive function. Human studies are warranted. Click the button below for a detailed review of research.
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Juniper Herb and Essential Oil
Latin Name: Juniperus communis
Other Common Names
- Other common names: Common Juniper, Juniper Berry, Enebro, Genévrier, Wacholderbeeren, Zimbro
Juniper is a small evergreen tree with blue colored berries.
Dried berries have a piney, fruity, peppery flavor. Review possible contra-indications, including pregnancy, before use.
Essential Oil Description
Oil is distilled from the berry, with a slick, non-staining oil that is clear to pale yellow/ green and has a fresh, balsamic, woody aroma.
- Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene
- Farnesene / Alpha Farnesene / Beta Farnesene
- Thujone / Alpha Thujone / Beta Thujone
- d-Limonene / Limonene / Dipentene
- Borneol and Delta Borneol
- Caryophyllene / Beta-Caryophyllene / Alpha-Caryophyllene / Humulene / Alpha-