Juniper Berry

English Name : Juniper Berry

Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Dhupi

BotanicalName : Juniperus spp

Family Name : Cupressaceae

Season : May - August

Parts Used : Leaves and Berries

Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance : Liquid

Aroma : Characteristic

Flash Point : 410C

Specific Gravity : 0.8664 at 250C

Refractive Index : 1.478 at 250C

Ester Value : 5.5

Ester Value after Acetylation : 7.6

Solubility : Soluble in ethyl alcohol

Soluble in water : Insoluble

Uses : It is used medicinally for urinary infections, for respiratory problems as well as gastro- intestinal infections and worms. It helps to expel the build-up of uric acid in the joints and is employed in gout, rheumatic and arthritis.

Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg

Juniper is found in Himalayan region. This medium sized tree is conical shaped. It is found wildly in nature. Its berry (fruit), leaves and twigs have great medicinal value. From ancient times people used this tree for many medicinal purpose for intestinal problem, pain etc. Juniper Berry essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the cultural dried or partially dried ripe berries (fruits), leaves and twigs of Juniperus spp.