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Juniper Berry

  • English Name : Juniper Berry
  • Local Name (Nepali Name)) : Dhupi
  • BotanicalName : Juniperus horizentalis/communis
  • 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. Juniper Berry essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the cultural dried or partially dried ripe berries (fruits), leaves and twigs of Juniperus

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Appearance : Liquid
  • Aroma : Characteristic
  • Flash Point : 44°C
  • Specific Gravity : 0.8664 to 0.8745 at 25°C
  • Refractive Index : 1.478 to 1.481 at 250C
  • Relative Index :
  • Ester Value : 5.5 to 1.6
  • Ester Value after Acetylation : 17 to 40
  • Optical Rotation : 6.03 to 11.7 at 25°C
  • Acid Number : 0.2 to 2.5
  • Total Alcohol :
  • Solubility : Soluble in ethyl alcohol
  • Soluble in water : Insoluble
  • Country of Origin : Nepal
  • Uses :
  • Packaging : 1 kg, 5 kg, 10 kg, 25 kg