Pine has a long history of use in folk medicine, and the entire tree yields a wealth of healing properties, the fragrant needles and twigs have been used for centuries throughout Europe and beyond to treat.
The needles and shoots were used by Native Americans chewed the needles of the Pine tree to defend against scurvy, and treat bronchial conditions, coughs, colds, fevers and rheumatic pain, and many tribes would burn parts of the tree along with juniper and cedar in their purifying rituals and to repel mosquito’s, lice and fleas.
Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine used Pine in the treatment of pulmonary conditions and established its healing effects on the respiratory system.
The Ayurvedic tradition says – that considers illness as an opportunity to trace what is out of balance and what is the actual root cause for an illness, they remedies aim at treating the individual as a whole and the root cause of the disease instead of the disease alone.
Every individual is unique with, human being will have a predominance of any one of these doshas, which determines his personality. Dosha imbalance is the major reason for all kinds of sickness. Among the three doshas, Pine essential oil has the power to reduce surplus of vata and kapha and treat pitta deficiency.
Therapeutic properties and chemical components of Pine essential oil
The fragrance of Black Pine (Pin laricio) needle essential oil is fresh, sweet-green, with fruity, resinous and balsamic overtones that are very reminiscent of the fresh needles.
Needles and twigs are often collected all year round, prior to the distillation of pine oil, the needles and young twigs are chopped into small pieces in order to pack the still as tightly as possible. Steam distillation yields approximately 0.25% to 0.35% of colourless to pale yellow essential oil.
The major chemical constituents of needles pine essential oil are α-pinene , monoterpenes, turpentine, β-pinene and high ester content that contributes to the analgesic properties of this oil.
The therapeutic values of Pine oil are anti-inflammatory, expectorant, restorative, stimulant, antiviral, antibacterial, circulatory, decongestant, disinfectant, analgesic, deodorant, repelent and more..
Why it’s a favorite essential oil in aromatherapy?
With similar properties like Eucalyptus oil, and tea tree, Pine oil was used as a strong medicinal aid in many traditional healing practices, its powerful capacities are related to its high levels of phenols, acidic plant chemicals that fight off germs and ward off disease. It also has a healing effect on the endocrine system, and aids the body in cleansing impurities from the skin.
Pine hydrosol and Pine essential oil is an immune-stimulant and body tonic, enhancing overall mental and physical balance. As an aromatherapy agent, it has been used to support adrenal fatigue and mild depression.
Aromaterapy helps in preventing illnesses in the future and paves way for healthy aging and longevity.
Soothes respiratory problems – as an anti-viral agent:
A balanced diet, and plenty of foods high in vitamin c is also a great way to prevent colds.
5 drops of Pine essential oil added to steam inhalation helps you in treating sinusitis, cough and cold.
Mix with Tea tree, (Myrtle), and Lemon. Also with Rosemary and Lavender.
Frankinsence and Lemon (Lavander).
Wonderful aroma and effect!
The decongestant and expectorant properties of this oil aids in breaking up the mucus deposits and expelling it from the lungs.
Painful cough, congestion, flu, bronchitis, blocked nose, chest congestion, asthma and sinus infections can be treated with this natural aid.
You can also mix 4 drops of Pine oil with 3 drops of tea tree oil in a base of coconut oil for using it as a rub or in warm bath for lessening the effects of such respiratory infections.
The sweet, slightly balsamic, evergreen, woody and fresh aroma of Pine essential oil instills a warm feeling of newness on the mind. The aromatic molecules in the essential oil that pass through the nasal passages reach the limbic system of the human brain, where emotions, feelings and responses are controlled.
This aids in transforming the relaxing, calming, invigorating, balancing, detoxifying, uplifting, strengthening and energizing effects of Pine essential oil on the mind and body.
Pine essential oil is as an excellent mood enhancer and makes it a powerful remedy in alleviating mental strain, stiffness, stress, fatigue, nervous tension and fear.
Increases bioelectric energy, physical energy: Turns away negative thoughts (paranoia) and increases self-confidence, courage and perseverance.
( Mix with levander and frankinsence.)
Pine oil is known to help people remember the ways to get along with the flow of life; just like the Pine tree does by the ebb of the sea. (Mix with rozemary and lemon.)
It is for this reason Pine essential oil is a proven remedy in treating memory loss and lack of concentration power.
Inhaling the aroma of the divine Pine oil by adding 3 to 4 drops pine and frankinsence, in your diffuser, potpourri, pillows or to a napkin aids in granting emotional stability and the power to go on and on.
Reduces pain and boosts metabolism:
Pine essential oil has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties are invaluable that aids in treating rheumatic pain, muscular aches, stiff joints and arthritis.
Because of its potent properties, pine oil resists redness and swelling for people with joint pain and discomfort.
Mix with frankinsence (tea tree).
Massaging the affected area essential oil added to soothing carrier oils like sesame oil or coconut oil followed by a hot bath blended with 3 drops of Pine oil can grant you relief from all kinds of pain. This massaging also helps in boosting your metabolism and stimulates the process of digestion.
Pine essential oil is also used as a diuretic for eliminating water retention and toxins from your body.( Mix with tea tree and lemon)
It helps against cellulite:
Mix with rozemary and lemon.
Fights against bacteria and other harmful organisms:
5 drops of Pine essential oil (and tea tree ) blended with carrier oils like almond oil can be used in massaging, in bath or as a topical application for inhibiting the growth of bacteria, fungi, virus and certain other harmful organisms.
This aids in protecting one from skin infections, urinary tract infections, bacterial infections and viral infections like flu and cold.
It is a great cleaning and disinfectant agent:
Can be added to sprays and room-fresheners for a cleansing and brightening effect. Pine oil disinfectants have been shown to be effective in killing off many household germs, including mildew, yeast spores and E. coli.
Insect Repellent: 10 drops Pine, Rozemary, Lemon,Tea tree and 100 ml Jojoba oil.
Dezotorant : 10 drops Pine, clary sage, (levander) and rozemary hidrosol.
Protects the skin:
As a natural antiseptic, astringent, circulatory, antiviral, restorative and antibacterial oil, Pine essential oil is known for treating its strong extensive range of skin problems like acne, burns, psoriasis, athlete’s foot, dry scaly skin, boils, itching, eczema and wounds.
Applied topically, it can also be used for a remedy of the scalp, especially in cases of dryness and dandruff.
Mix with tea tree (lavander) with shea butter, jojoba, coconut, black seed oil.
Pine essential oil is a strengthening and grounding oil, balance the Heart Chakra.
Classed as a top note, black Pine essential oil adds a fresh, green note wherever it is used, and works especially well with cypress, cedarwood, citronella, juniper berry, lavender, lemongrass, marjoram sweet, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, sage, spearmint, frankincense and most citrus oils.
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