Juniper Berry Oil
Steam distilled oil from ripe berries of Juniper Communis found in Jammu & Kashmir and in Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur and chamba Distt. of Himachal Pradesh.
The oil has been known for a long time as a diuretic. Because of its local irritating effect on inflamed organs, however, great care must be exercised during its administration.
Uses and Advance Studies:
• Juniper Berry Oil is used widely in essence for the flavouring of beverages and liquors, particularly of the Gin and Sloegin type.
• Several European liquors, "Steinhager" have their characteristic flavour chiefly due to the presence of Juniper Berry Oil.
• Juniper Berry Oi is carminative, Stimulant and Diuretic. It is useful in Stomatitis, chest trouble, Liver complaints, Piles, Labour Pain.
β -Pinene, Sabinene, α -Pinene, Myrcene, Terpinen-4-ol.
Physico Chemical Properties:
COLOR = Colorless to very light yellow.
REFRACTIVE INDEX at 15°C = 1.4710 to 1.4780
SPECIFIC GRAVITY at 15°C = 0.84100 to 0.85600
OPTICAL ROTATION = +3° to +25°
FLASH POINT = 41°C.