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 Pine Essential Oil uses - Aromatherapy- Pine

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Oil Name:Pine
Note: Top
Parts of plant used:Needles (sometimes the cones)
Botanical Name:Pinus Sylvestris
Aroma: Fresh and woody

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.

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Pine Essential Oil Properties and Uses:

Eczema PsoriasisBronchitis
Rheumatism ArthritisMuscular pain
SinusitisHepatitisTonic
InfluenzaColdsLaryngitis
AntisepticBalsamicDecongestant
ExpectorantStimulant Sudorific
DeodorantDiuretic Disinfectant

Pine 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.

Cineole 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 confirm this.

 

Bornyl Acetate: No current data available

 
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