September 14, 2009

JuniperJuniper essential oil is a natural remedy with earthy, refreshing and a little woody pine-like aroma. It is extracted from the berries and needles of juniper tree (Juniperus communis). The main components of this oil include Camphene, Alpha and Beta Penine, Terpinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Phellandrene, Cineole, Terpineol, and many other complicated, but very useful chemical compounds. Juniper essential oil has been used since the times of Ancient Egypt: in particular, in the Middle Ages this natural remedy helped hundreds of people in Europe to survive severe epidemics of cholera and bubonic plague.

Actually, juniper essential oil has a great variety of therapeutic properties and can cure a great number of health problems, starting from acne and ending with arthritis pains. This oil is an effective remedy with excellent astringent, antispasmodic, carminative, antiseptic, diuretic, sudorfic, tonic and many other therapeutic effects. Recently, juniper oil has been studied for its properties to reduce swelling and ease arthritis pains. The second most common use of this essential oil is skin problem treatment, including eczema, oily skin, acne, and many more.

Juniper Essential OilBesides, juniper oil has a good property to retain water and protect our body against dehydration. It can aid in treating ulcers, high stomach acidity and other health problems related to our digestive system. In addition, it can assist in relieving menstruation pains and the symptoms of PMS. Juniper essential oil has very strong detoxifying effects and helps to clear you mind. Antibacterial effects of juniper essential oil are used in cosmetics and for acne treatment. Choose juniper essential oil when you need an effective protection against infection and inflammation.

Juniper oil is one of the principal oils used in aromatherapy as it is one of the most effective essential oils that help to calm down nervous trembling, treat insomnia, help to combat mental fatigue and improve the function of the nervous system. It goes perfectly with Lavender, Lemon, Cedar Wood, Grapefruit, Jojoba, Rosemary, Bergamot and other essential oils. Before starting any sort of therapy involving Juniper essential oil, do not forget to consult a heath care specialist in order to avoid unwanted side effects. Juniper oil should be avoided by pregnant women and everyone, who has problems with kidneys.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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