Essential Oils / Aroma Therapy Oils

Juniper Berry Oil

Product Name:
Juniper Berry Oil
Family:
Cupressaceae
Description & extraction:
Juniper essential oil is extracted from Juniperus communis, of the Cupressaceae family and is also known as common juniper. Juniper Berry oil is used in aromatherapy to help stimulate and strengthen the nerves and bolster the spirits in challenging situations, while helping to relieve urine retention. It is used for treating rheumatism, arthritis and gout, as well as cellulite, acne, dermatitis, blocked pores, psoriasis and weeping eczemas. Juniper oil is extracted from dried, crushed or slightly dried ripe fruit by steam distillation and yields 0.2 % - 2 %.
Chemical Components:
The main chemical components of juniper oil are a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, a-phellandrene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene, 1,4-cineole, b-phellandrene, p-cymene, terpinen-4-ol, bornyl acetate, cayophyllene and trace amounts of limonene, camphor, linalool, linalyl acetate, borneol and nerol.
Toxicological Properties:
juniper oil are antiseptic, anti-rheumatic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, depurative, diuretic, rubefacient, stimulating, stomachic, sudorific, vulnerary and tonic.
Appearance:
Fluid liquid
Colour:
Almost colorless to light Yellow
Odour:
Warm, Spicy, Pungent and peculiar characteristic of berries.
Botanical Source:
Juniperus Communis Linne var. erecta Pursh
Specific Gravity:
0.854 to 0.879 (0.870)
Optical Rotation:
(-2.3)
Refractive Index:
1.4740 to 1.4840 (1.4810)

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