juniper berry
JUNIPER BERRY

  • COMMON NAME : Juniper berry, Nepal-organic
  • LATIN NAME : Juniper horizentalis
  • COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : Nepal
  • CULTIVATION METHOD : Cultivated, organically grown
  • TYPE : Essential oil
  • EXTRACTION METHOD : Steam distillation
  • PLANT PART : Leaves and berries
  • USE : Aromatherapy, hair diet, flavouring agent

Description

Juniper is found in the Himalayan region of Nepal. This medium-sized tree is conical shaped. It is found wildly in nature. Its berries (fruit), leaves, and twigs have great medicinal value. From ancient times people used this tree for many medicinal purposes for intestinal problems, pain, etc. It belongs to the family Cupressaceae.

SPECIFICATIONS

SPECIFICATIONS(range)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY@25
0.8664-0.8745
REFRACTIVE INDEX@25
1.478-1.481
OPTICAL ROTATION@25
6.03 to  11.7
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE
Liquid 
conforms
COLOR 
White 
conforms
ODOR 
Characteristics 
conforms
SOLUBILITY
Soluble in alcohol, insoluble in water
SPECIAL USE INSTRUCTIONS
Dilute before use.
Primary constituents
Delta-3-carene, A-pinene, limonene
Components
Retention temp(min)
%
A-pinene
7,155
10.0
A-fenchene
7,509
2.1
Sabinene 
8,093
1.9
Myrcene 
8,345
3.2
Delta -3-carene
8,413
51.0
Limonene 
8,900
6.6
Cis-4-carene
9,741
3.5
Terpinen-4-ol
12,922
0.5
Trans-caryophyllene (beta)
13,174
0.2
A-cubebene
13,506
2.6
Cadina -3,5-diene
13,735
3.1
A-muurolene
14,410
0.6
B-cubebene
14,559
2.8
Delta -cadinene
14,799
3.6
Zonarene 
14,873
1.3
calamenene
15,903
0.3
Epi -cubenol
19,491
0.3
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