Latin Name: Juniperus Communis
Part of plant used: Berry
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Country of origin: Croatia
Blends nicely with: Clary Sage, Sandalwood, Bergamot, Geranium, Rosemary, Chamomile, Eucalyptus
Therapeutic uses: Stimulates circulation, good for exhaustion, uplifting & strengthening, centering, a psychic cleanser
Juniper berry can help relieve mental stress and anxieties and can be beneficial to those who may have trouble falling or staying asleep.
A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. The berries are green when young, and mature to a purple-black color over about 18 months. The berries are plucked from the branches of the plant once a year, and dried and ground before distillation. They have traditionally been used as an aromatic aid to meditation, and had remedial applications.Juniper is a straggly bushy plant that thrives in forest regions throughout the northern hemisphere. It has been used medicinally and as a spice throughout history, and as the flavoring agent for gin over the past few hundred years.
PRECAUTION: Avoid during pregnancy