The Broom Tree Oil
Juniper trees are grown all over the world. The berries are used in making sauerkraut, pâté, and beverages like iced tea and are the flavor in Gin. Its history is long, appearing in ancient civilizations like Sumerian and Babylonian sacrificial rites, and the medicines and incense of Egypt and Tibet.
It is recorded in 1550 BC as a remedy for tapeworms, and through the centuries has been used for urinary tract infections, respiratory conditions, arthritis and rheumatism, kidney and stomach tonic, and for colds, flu and muscle aches.
It was mentioned in the Bible as the “broom tree” used for purification. The Europeans and Tibetans used it to combat the plague, ward off evil spirits and negative forces, and fight illness, and it was burned in French hospitals to purify the air.
In North America, the Native American Indians used it for medicinals and purification, so Juniper has made its presence known around the planet!
Today, we use Juniper Berry essential oil for many healing remedies and benefits. Here are just a few ways you can try out this amazing essential oil:
- Circulation: Juniper Berry cleans and purifies the blood, removes heavy metals, uric acid, toxins and pollutants, and improves the flow of circulation. This is effective relief for arthritis, rheumatism, gout, kidney stones, and as a diuretic for edema.
- Flatulence: Trapped gas is no joke! We all giggle about gas, but when it’s trapped it is very painful, and can actually be dangerous! Besides pain in the stomach, it can create chest pain, indigestion, raise blood pressure, and even threaten heart function! Juniper Berry essential oil helps pass the trapped gas, and prevents additional gas from forming.
- Stimulant: Juniper Berry oil stimulates the action of the brain, nervous, endocrine, digestive and excretory systems, so any sluggish action is triggered to move and function properly. The endocrine system controls sweat, tears, urine, milk flow and menstrual flow, so it’s important for the body’s natural detox function that all systems are go!
Tip: Help your child overcome fears and nightmares by diffusing Juniper Berry oil in a diffuser, or by spritzing on the pillow before bedtime. Just put a few drops in an ounce of water in a small spray bottle, and you can name it Monster Repellent or Boogie Man Blaster!