|:||Juniperus communis L|
Country of Origin
Color & Odor
|:||Colorless to pale yellow liquid with Characteristic balsamic, woody pine-like odor|
|:||Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water|
|:||0.854 - 0.879 @ 20°C|
|:||-15° - 0° @ 20°C|
|:||1.474 - 1.484 @ 20°C|
Plant Part Used
DESCRIPTION:A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. Juniper Berry Oil is steam distilled from crushed, dried or partially dried ripe berries. The larger part of commercial juniper berry oil is derived from fermented fruits. The extract is of water white or of very pale yellow color and has a fresh, warm, rich balsamic, woody sweet & pine needle like odour. The oil is found in abundant quantity before perfect ripeness & darkening of the fruit, when it changes to resin and the oil quantity varies from 2.34 to 0.31 per cent.
CONSTITUENTS:Resin, gum, sugar, water, wax, lignin, salines, juniper camphor.
AROMATIC SUMMARY / NOTE / STRENGTH OF AROMA:A middle note with a medium aroma, Juniper Berry has a fresh, rich, balsamic scent reminiscent of pine needles.
BLENDS WITH:Myrrh; Laurel Leaf; Elemi; Labdanum; Pine Needle.
COMMON NAMES:Juniper Berry Oil.
USES:It is used in perfumes and flavours as well as has medicinal & aromatherapy usage. In some cases it is also used in treating migraine. Some of the other medicinal values it has include meeting the treatment demands of seborrhoea of scalp, good for acne, colic, indigestion, fluid retention, cystitis, scanty rheumatic pain, pyelitis leucorrhoea, anxiety, stress and insomnia.
CERTIFICATION:Indian Certified Organic (ICO) and Department of Agriculture.