Juniper berry essential oil (Juniperus communis)

 

Appearance  clear fluid  
Colour pale yellow  
Odor specific, of juniper berry  
Relative density, g/cm3 from 0,857 to 0,872  
Refractive index (20 °C) from 1,471 to 1,483  
Optical rotation (20 °C) from   – 15 to  0  °C 
Solubility in 95% ethanol (V/V) 1:10
Acid value, mg KOH/g not more than 2,0  
Ester value, mg KOH/g not less than 12  

Contents of characteristic ingredients (by GC), %:  
α-pinene from 40 to 50   
β-pinene from 8 to10   
Sabinene from 8 to10   

 

Therapeutic Properties: 
Juniper berry oil’s cleansing and detoxifying properties are also beneficial for relieving aching joints, rheumatic pain and headache.