Pine needle

Plant/part: Tree/needles and cones (source: northern europe and scandinavia )

Latin name: Pinus sylvestris

Family: Pinaceae

Note: Middle

Extraction: Distillation

Aroma: A fresh forest fragrance.

Properties: Stimulates, refreshes and cleanses. With a strong, fresh, resinous aroma it has a powerful antiseptic quality and is widely used. It has a deodorant affect and is often used in commercial preparations.
A general kidney cleanser and known to be effective with cystitis, hepatitis and prostate problems. Reduces inflammation of the gall-bladder an puts a an on gall-stones. Said to stimulate the adrenal glands producing a revitalising effect on the body.
Also stimulates the circulation and with its warming properties may relieve rheumatism, goat, sciatica and arthritis – often used in compresses when these conditions are very painful. Could be beneficial for muscular pain and stiffness generally, seems to give some relief to digestive problems particularly intestinal disturbances.

Chemical constituents: Bornyl acetate, citral, cadinene, dipentene, phellandrene, pinene, sylvertrene.

Precautions: Dilute and use with care as pine oil may otherwise cause skin irritation.

Blends: Cedarwood, cinnamon, clove, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, myrtle, niaouli, rosemary, thyme, ti-tree.