The amazing properties of juniper oil for insomnia, arthritis and much more.
The juniper tree is an evergreen, the berries and leaves of which have been used for centuries in alternative medicine as they have some incredible properties.
Juniper berries are steamed and distilled to make juniper oil, an essential oil which contains the concentrated goodness of the properties and can be used to treat a whole range of health problems.
Due to being incredibly high in antiviral and anti-fungal properties, juniper oil is highly effective at treating infections, particularly kidney and bladder infections. Bladder and UTI infections are quite common but can be very painful, but instead of taking antibiotics, these conditions can be alleviated using juniper oil taken as a tonic.
Help treat damaged skin
Because of its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, juniper oil is great from treating skin conditions like spots, blemishes and acne. A few drops of juniper oil added to your normal skin condition will help reduce skin problems and stop the risk of breakouts. Juniper oil can also be applied to cuts and small wounds to help speed up recovery time and reduce the risk of scarring.
Helps with digestion
If you suffer from digestive problems you will know just how painful and uncomfortable it can be. Juniper oil is beneficial for helping your digestion by breaking down enzymes quicker which speeds up the whole process and helps the body absorb nutrients better.
Juniper oil is a great natural way to help your whole body relax and help you to sleep better. A couple of drops of juniper oil rubbed into the shoulders and neck will help you get to sleep much quicker and have a better quality of sleep.
Juniper oil stimulates the blood circulation which is one of the ways to hep treat arthritis and to help reduce the pain that comes with it. It also helps to purify the body and blood of toxins like uric acid. A build up of uric is what causes painful conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and gout.
An added bonus of juniper oil is that insects hate it, so if you use it around the home in the summer months you will see a lot less of the pesky creatures hanging around your home when you are trying to relax. Burning a few drops of essential oil in an oil burner will have this effect on the whole home.