Pine

Botanical Name:                   Pinus sylvestris

Synonym:                              Forest Pine, Scotch Pine, Pine Needle

Botanical Family:                  Pinaceae

Country of Origin:                 Northern Europe, North America, North East Russia, Scandinavia

Plant Part:                             needles and cones

Extraction Method:               steam distillation

Characteristics:                    Balsamic, woody

Properties:                            
Antiphlogistic, antiseptic, balsamic, decongestant, deodorant, diuretic, disinfectant, expectorant, restorative, rubefacient, sudorific, stimulant, tonic

Chemical Constituents:      
Borneol, bornyl acetate, terpinyl acetate, cadinene, camphene, dipentene, phellandrene, pinene, sylvestrene

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:                                   

 

  • Good for mental fatigue.

 

Body:                         

 

  • Powerful antiseptic
  • Excellent for viral infections such as coughs, colds and flu 
  • Useful for sinusitis, muscular aches, rheumatism, sciatica and arthritis 
  • Both warming and cooling
  • Eases breathlessness
  • Effective with cystitis and prostate problems.

 

Contraindications:               
Dwarf Pine is toxic, Pinus Sylvestris should be used in moderation as it can irritate sensitive skins

Note:                                       Middle

Odour Intensity:                     Un-referred

Blends well with:                 
Cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, rosemary, sandalwood, thyme, tea tree

Traditions:                

Pine was used by the ancient Romans and Greeks for respiratory problems and muscular aches.  It is still used in saunas throughout Scandinavia.  The needles were burnt to drive away infections and insects and clear rooms of germs.  The North American Indians used it to prevent scurvy and stuffed mattresses to repel lice and fleas.  Pine is also used to produce turpentine.  It is a common ingredient in soaps, bath salts and cleaning products.  Valuable for its deodorising and disinfectant properties.

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