Latin Name: Juniperus communis
Plant Part: Berries, Needles
Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle Element: Metal, Water
Functional Group: Terpene, alcohol, ester
Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Kapha
Scent: Woody, fresh, earthy, sweet
For Skin Type: Acne, oily
Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not with kidney disease. Not with high blood pressure. May irritate sensitive skin. Per R. Tisserand & R. Young regarding pregnancy and kidney disease not accurate by current research. Kurt Schnaubelt states juniper berries are ok because they have no monoterpenes.
Physical Uses: Detoxifying, cellulite, cystitis, diuretic, colds, flu, muscle & joint pain, menstrual cramps, skin conditions, improves circulation.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, mental clarity, anxiety, studying, clearing stagnant thoughts, burn-out, helps dispel negative emotions, natural antiseptic.
Other Uses: Jet lag
Blends Well With: Woods, needles, citrus, leaves
Possible Substitutions: Cedar Texas (Juniperus mexicana),
Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.
Schnaubelt, Kurt, Advanced Aromatherapy: The Science of Essential Oil Therapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, Vermont, 1998, P 46.