Organic Juniper Leaf Essential Oil

Juniperus indica

Juniperus indica

Juniper essential has woodsy and sweet scent that can create a soothing and peaceful aroma. The leafs  are considered as the most therapeutical parts of the plant which is extracted by the steam distillation. When it is directly inhaled it helps to support in clear breathing and juniper plays vital role in the cleansing action to the skin. It also can be used as the massage oil for the different joints of  the body. When juniper is applied thoroughly it maintains the calmness and relaxes the body.

Harvesting season is from Feb-April.

Common Name: Juniper leaf

Botanical Name: Juniperus indica

Botanical Family: Cupressaceae

Cultivation: wild crafted

Extraction method: Steam Distillation

Plants part: Leaf

Yield: 0.8-1.6%

Local Name: Dhupi

 

Aroma: fresh, balsamic, woody-sweet and pine needle like odor

Notes: Top to middle

Color: water white or very pale yellow

Appearance:  Mobile liquid

Chemical:

Specific Gravity : 0.8664-0.8745 at 25.0C
Refractive Index: 1.478-1.481  at 25.0C
Optical Rotation: 6.03-11.7 at 250C
Acid Value:0.2- 2.5
Ester Value: 5.5-16
Ester Value after Acetylating:17-40
Flash Point: 840 C
Solubility: Insoluble in water

Chemical Family: Monoterpenes

Therapeutic Properties:

Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Tonic, Diuretic, Stimulant, Cleanser, Detoxifier.

 

α-Pinene, Myrcene, δ-3-Carene, Limonene, δ-Cadinene

Traditional uses

  • Medicine: Juniper berries are used as antiseptic for cystitis. Its bitter action encourages digestion and eases flatulentcolic. It is used for rheumatism and arthritis. Used externally, it eases pain in the joints and muscles. Fruits are eatento cure fever and headaches.
  •  According to British herbal pharmacopoeia, juniper is used for rheumatic pain and cystitis.
  • Other uses: Wood and leaves are used as incense.
  • In perfume and flavors
  • Very effective for acme, oil eczerna, dermatitis etc.
  • Common and flu blend.