Juniper berries, (Juniperus communis), reduces cystitis, cramping menstrual pain and absence of menses. It stimulates the uterine muscle and should not be used by pregnant women. Juniper oil is used to reduce hair loss, acne, dermatitis, eczema, varicosities and hemorrhoids. Massage a dilution in marula oil on the tummy for hypoacidity, distention,indigestion and abdominal fermentation. A dilution can also be applied to the chest for tightness, wheezing, and on joints for chronic pain.( Dilute 5 drops in 2 tablespoons of marula oil .)Juniper can be used in meditative blends with Frankincense and Sandalwood. The aroma helps bring us out of self absorption, worries and unpleasant memories, and works with Tigers Jaw Petite Fleur essence to resolve fear of failure. The essential oil is steam distilled from ripe, dried berries. Dilute 3 drops in 1 cup of water or 1 tablespoon of marula carrier oil. Note: Juniper herbal tonic is used for kidney stones and infections and does not contain Juniper essential oil.