Juniper has always played a wonderful medicinal role throughout history particularly as one of the best detoxifying oils. It is also a wonderful diuretic making it very useful for treating gout, arthritis and rheumatism. It is known to help clear the mind, strengthen the nerves and purify the atmosphere particularly when the mood is tense. Used in a sitz (very shallow) bath it helps to treat cystitis effectively. Juniper is a wonderful tonic for oily congested skin. And due to its detoxifying and antiseptic qualities it is very useful for treating acne, blocked pores, dermatitis, weeping sores, psoriasis and inflammation. When blended with lavender and clary sage, juniper also helps to relieve painful period cramps. Of course it is also known as a famous ingredient in Gin!