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Progress in Essential Oils

By: Brian M. Lawrence
Posted: October 28, 2010, from the October 2010 issue of P&F magazine.

Juniper Leaf (Needle) Oil

An absolute produced from the leaves of Bulgarian grown J. communis was found (Nicolov et al., 1972) to contain the following constituents:

A leaf oil of J. communis produced from foliage harvested in Italy was analyzed by Vidrich et al. (1987). The components characterized in this oil were as follows:

Juniper leaf oil produced from shrubs cultivated in Nainital (Uttarakhand, India; 2,200 m altitude) was subjected to analysis by Pande and Mathela (2000). The oil was found to contain the following constituents:

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