Botanical name: Pinus Sylvestris
Botanical family: Pinaceae
Note: Top / Middle
Part of plant used: Needles & cones
Origin: Pine is found extensively in the cold upland regions of Europe, Scandinavia, and the USSR. Also known as the Scots Pine.
Description: Green, fresh, forest aroma.
History: Pine has been long known to be helpful for lung disorders such as bronchitis, tuberculosis, and pneumonia. Pine is a popular ingredient in soaps for its deodorizing and disinfectant properties.
Properties and Indications:
- Excellent for any lung conditions – Pine is more gentle than other oils such as Cypress therefore a better choice for children
- Forces the body to make more mucous therefore very helpful for laryngitis
- Can be used for acute and immediate illnesses, as well as chronic illnesses
- Diuretic – easily tolerated by the kidneys
- Useful for urinary infections
- Circulates blood around the body – excellent for use in saunas and steams
- Great tonic – helps people to pick up and recover after an illness
- Can be used as in inhalation and/or a throat gargle for colds, sore throats, and flu
- Can heal cuts and skin irritations
- Pine is a refreshing and uplifting oil which is helpful for weakness and fatigue
- Cardamom, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Manuka, Niaouli, Rosemary, Thyme, Tea Tree
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