Juniper, tree or shrub of the cypress family, exist on our planet about 50 million years.
Evergreen, in appearance he resembles a small cypress. This plant is a long-living. In favorable conditions, juniper lives from 600 to 3000 years. Imagine somewhere on earth still live plants, hatched from the seeds for a thousand years before Christ.
Its medicinal properties have long been famous for juniper. These plants treat many diseases: skin, tuberculosis, asthma. Juniper has a calming effect on the nervous system, relieves stress. And why? Because there are a lot of essential oils with a resinous, pungent, smoky aroma.
In ancient Greece, Rome and the little fir tree was considered the best remedy for snakebites. The Romans crushed juniper berries added to the wine and drank it in diseases of the liver as a diuretic.
In the Ancient Rus from the bark of the juniper doing the dishes. And the dishes are not spoiled for a long time, and the milk is stored in a container, even on a hot day turns sour.
According to its bactericidal properties of juniper needles leader. The oil from this plant are analgesic, invigorates, purifies, warms and strengthens.
Twigs of juniper, previously consecrated in the church, hung in homes. They are believed to protect against disease and all sorts of misfortunes.
Juniper eliminates puffiness, helps with dermatitis and dental pain. Is anti-cellulite, eliminate inflammation of the lung and bronchial tissue, improves cardiac function. Normalizes blood circulation, blood pressure. It helps with colic, constipation, and various other diseases. The spectrum is wide therapeutic effects.
Due to the healing properties, longevity, and also because of juniper wood does not rot, in some cultures, this plant is a symbol of eternal life and overcome death.
Juniper is contraindicated in acute inflammation of the kidneys, pregnancy, severe hypertension, are hypersensitive.
Dosages of oil are: Bath 3-6 drops of emulsifier, compresses 5-7 drops. Hot Inhalation - 2-3 drops, the procedure should not last more than 5-7 minutes. The massage in the massage oil add 4-6 drops of oil of juniper. At 10 grams of cream or face mask add 5 drops of oil. The hookah or aromakuritelnitsu add much.
Add the juniper diuretics charges. To do this, take a birch leaf, dandelion root and juniper berries in equal parts. Stir and blend brewed tablespoon of boiled water. Insist to cool, filter. Drink 1 tablespoon 3 times a day before meals.