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Pine Essential Oil:
Pine (more particularly Pinus Sylvestris) is
native to Europe and Asia where it is established as vast forests in the
Northern, colder, parts.
Pine oils were used by the Ancient Egyptians,
Greeks and Arabia for medicinal purposes. Pine was mostly used by inhalation.
Here to go to the Pine herb page for more information
Essential Oil Properties and Uses:
Essential Oil Constituents:
Pinene: Commonly found in Oil of Turpentine extracted from Pinus
specie trees, pinene (alpha-pinene and beta-pinene) is also widely distributed
in other plants. It is used for Rheumatism as a liniment but is best known by
Aromatherapists and a tonic of the mucus membranes of the respiratory system.
Pinene is also important for its pleasant fragrance and is believed to have
diuretic properties by many.
Limonene: Limonene has been studied for the anti-tumour effect
noticed in mice. Herbalists often prescribe herbs with this constituent as an
antioxidant and cancer or tumour inhibitor although there is evidence that these
properties are volatile and may be lost as a result of processing of the herb.
Limonene also has antiviral properties.
Terpenine: A Terpene Hydrocarbon. Terpinene and other terpene
hydrocarbons have been found to have antiviral and diuretic properties and are
mucus membrane tonics and decongestants.
Phellandrene: No current data available
Sylvestrene: No current data available
Terpinyl Acetate: No current data available
Cadinene: No current data available
Camphene: No current data available
Dipentene: No current data available
Borneol: One of the terpene alcohols, found most abundantly in
rosemary oil, has many of the properties of other terpene alcohols. It is used
as a skin tonic, a local anaesthetic, sedative and antispasmodic.
Terpene Alcohol: Valued for their fragrance,
gentle reaction on the skin and membranes and healing properties Terpene
Alcohols have earned the name of "Friendly Molecules". Alcohols are amongst the
strongest antimicrobial compounds in essential oils but lack the irritant
properties of other antimicrobial constituents like phenols.
Cineole: One of the two most important Monoterpene Oxides, the
other is Ascaridole, Cineole is one of the most widely distributed constituents
amongst plants as an oxidised product of monoterpenes. Cineole is often also
called Eucalyptol, named so because it is the major component of Eucalyptus oil.
is a expectorant widely used in commercial cough lozenges. It has a reputation
as a skin irritant amongst many practitioners but recent tests have failed to
Bornyl Acetate: No current data available
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