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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

Description

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.

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