It would be wrong to brush off Juniper as just another shrub in the jungle as the plant provides myriad of health benefits and is therefore considered one of the most therapeutic plants today. Juniper Leaf Oil extracted from the juniper plant (from the scale-like or needle-shaped leaves) also has many remedial uses with one of its main benefits being apoptosis (programmed cell death) in breast cancer. This is because Juniper Leaf Oil is a powerful combination of various esters, terpinene-4-ol, and DTP- deoxypodophyllotoxin among others. Even in the field of holistic healing practice, the oil occupies a special place today.
Use of the oil calms the kapha and vata dosha
The oil enhances the pitta dosha and boosts metabolic functions
Steam inhalation of the oil unblocks nasal passages