Juniper berry

22 April, 2022

The essential oil or the spirit of juniper berry offers by its presence: joie de vivre, transcendental ecstasy, patience, perseverance, emotional purity…

Botanical name :  Juniperus communis

Family :  Cupresaceae (conifers: cypress)

Plant/part : Berries and needles

Extraction : Distillation by steam dragging of berries and needles

Habitat : Extends from the cold regions of the northern hemisphere to mountainous areas at latitude N 30° in North America, Europe and Asia

Botanical description

Juniperus communis is a shrub of 1 or 2 meters in height of slow development that, growing in optimal conditions, forms a small tree of somewhat larger dimensions (occasionally it can reach 10 meters).  Its leaves, shaped like a large needle and gathered in spirals of three are green and have a single band Tones the stomach and favors white digestion on the outer face. Finished in pointed apex of a certain hardness

It is a dioecious shrub, so the plants are separated into female and male members. The flowers appear in spring and the female ones bear fruit in autumn. The fruits are granules, spherical cones of between 4 to 12 mm. in diameter, grayish green that when ripe, after 18 months, pass to purplish black with a waxy patina of bluish color. Normally they have 3 (sometimes 6) fleshy scales fused and in each scale a single seed, these are dispersed by the birds when ingested. The male granbules are yellow, 2-3 mm long and fall as soon as they release pollen.

What Juniper berry contains


  • Mono terpenes (>50%) : a-pinene (up to 40%), sabinene (<18%), b-myrcene (<8%), 1-limonene (<6%)
  • Sesquiterpenes (up to 30%) : b-caryophyllene, a-humulene, germacrene
  • Esters : bornyl acetate, terpinyl acetate
  • Ketones: camphor, junionone, pinocan-fona, thuyona.

Combinations with Juniper berry


Himalayan Spruce – Basil – Bergamot – Cinnamon – Cassia – Cedar – Cypress – Clove – Geranium – Helichrysum – Lavender – Lime – Lemon – Tangerine – Melaleuca – Myrrh – Myrtle – Orange – Palmarosa – Marian or black spruce – Pine – Oregano – Ravensara – Rosemary – Rose – Sage – Sandalwood – Grapefruit – Vetiver – Carrot

Properties of Juniper berry


  • Causes irritation and redness of the skin due to increased blood flow, sweat secretion
  • Destroys germs
  • Detoxifies
  • Dissolve gallstones and kidney stones
  • Facilitates childbirth
  • Fight rheumatism, inflammation
  • Heals sores and wounds
  • Increases sexual desire, secretion and excretion of urine
  • Kill insects
  • Promotes the expulsion of gases, also menstruation
  • Protect when the demands of others affect you strongly, the home, from diseases or ills
  • Reassuring
  • Reduces pain, symptoms of anxiety
  • Regenerates nerves
  • Regulates appetite
  • Relaxes the muscles or dissolves contractures
  • Relieves coughing or chest discomfort
  • Removes uric acid, toxins, poisons, cellulite, and also toxins from an organism or purifies body fluids
  • Renew or transform energies
  • Soothes nerve pains, spasms, or seizures
  • Stimulates blood and lymphatic circulation, and also hair growth
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Tones the stomach and promotes digestion, belly tissues, central nervous system, liver, gallbladder, and also the kidneys

Indications for Juniper berry



  • Abuse of alcoholic beverages
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough
  • Cramps
  • Diabetes
  • Female disorders
  • Inflammation
  • Influenza
  • Kidney stones
  • Liver problems
  • Mental or emotional fatigue
  • Metabolic conditions
  • Muscle, joint and neuralgic pains
  • Nervous insomnia
  • Obesity
  • Rheumatism
  • Spasms
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Water retention



  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Hair loss
  • Psoriasis
  • Ulcers
  • Wounds

Emotional psychic


  • Alcoholism
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Exhaustion
  • Mental disorder
  • Negative energies
  • Wrath

Methods of use


First, it can be applied pure (undiluted) when used topically. Also, apply directly to the area of interest or reflection points.

Second, diffuse or inhale the aroma directly.

Third, place a drop under your tongue or take the oil in capsules. Use with caution if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

With Juniper Berry Essential Oil you will purify the atmosphere in your home and provide your spiritual energy in difficult situations.

Precautions with Juniper berry


Use with caution during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

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