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.
Juniper berry essential oil has a sharp and fresh smell that has been used to promote a calm atmosphere and reduce stress!
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.
Latin Name: Juniperus communis
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.
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.