(Juniperus Communis) is from the conifer (cypress) family.
Primary Uses: Acne, Alcoholism, dermatitis/eczema, kidney stones, tinnitus, urinary health,
Water retention, stress, cholesterol and blood sugar support. Fear. Nightmares
Historical Uses: Cleaning infections/wounds, relieving arthritis, UTI, Liver complaints,
plagues/Epidemics, fevers, embalming, pulmonary infections. parasite cleans
Body system(s) affected: Digestive, nervous, skin, Emotional balance
Blends well with: All citrus oils, cypress, geranium, rosemary, Vetiver, clary sage
Properties: detoxifier, diuretic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent, anti-rheumatic,
carminative, anti parasitic.
Emotional reference Guide Book: Oil of night. Juniper Berry assists with fear of the dark or
unknown. Helps ppls understand fears are intended to be our
teachers. Offers courage & protection during nighttime.
Encourages an honest assessment of info being communicated
from within. A Guide on the path toward wholeness.
Addresses: Irrational fears, recurrent nightmares, restless sleepPersonal Experience:
I use this oil to help with my sleep paralysis. Its a condition that, induced by stress factors, causes the person to not be able to move their body and even hallucinate during either falling asleep or waking up. Basically your body/brain is asleep and awake at the same time. Iv done several in-depth research on this as mine are VERY terrifying in the hallucination aspect but also not being able to control your body is very scary. Iv learned my triggers and stress levels to assess when I may have chance of them happening, learned ways to wake myself from them. Juniper Berry is VERY VERY beneficial to me! On one of the nights that I had been given a sample I was very stressed but forgot to put it on, as I had yet to try it. I did have a sleep paralysis episode and after I awoke, still terrified and labored breathing, I reached over and put the oil on bottom of my big toe. Your brain reflexology spot. I very quickly felt a soothing affect and calmed down considerably (it normally takes me hours to calm down and even longer to talk myself into going back to sleep) This was very remarkable. I didn't really like the smell at first but with so many helpful episodes within a few weeks I fell in love with the smell and even now just smelling the oil relaxes my fears a good degree.
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