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What is pine essential oil?

Posted on: June 19th, 2014

What is pine essential oil?

Pine essential oil comes from a tall evergreen tree which has a reddish brown, deeply fissured bark.  The part of the plant used is the needles from which the essential oil is extracted by steam distillation.

Pine is known for its medicinal actions and it is a valuable remedy for bladder, kdney and rheumatic conditons and diseases of the mucous membrane and respiratory complaints.

Hippocrates recommended pine for pulmonary problems and throat infections.

Indications: Mind and Spirit

Used as an inhalation it is great for general debility and mental fatigue.  Pine oil is cleansing and invigorating, promoting a feeling of energy and wellbeing.

Indications: Body

Pine is used in treating cystitis, hepatitis and prostate problems.  It reduces inflammation of the gall bladder and can reduce gall stones.  It stimulates the circulation and with its warming properties may relieve rheumatism, gout, sciatica and arthritis.

Properties: antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, balsalmic, cholagogue, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticidal, restorative, rubefacient, stimulant of the adrenal cortex, circulation and nervous system.

Balanced Essentials’ products that contain pine: BE Sport, BE Inspired, BE Confident Deodorant.