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Pine Pinus sylvestris

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Botanical Name: Pinus sylvestris
Plant Part: Needles & Twigs
Extraction Method: Steam distilled
Origin: Hungary

Description:  This evergreen tree can grow up to 40 meters (130 feet) and has a flat crown.  The bark is a reddish-brown that is deeply fissured with needle-like gray-green leaves that grow in pairs, orange-yellow flowers, and pointed brown cones.  It is not as readily available as regular pine trees accounting for the price discrepancy.

Colour:  Colourless to pale yellow

Common Uses: Pine Scotch essential oil is viewed as an analgesic, antibacterial, antibiotic, antifungal, antiseptic, and as an antiviral.  Aromatherapists credit its use for arthritis, asthma, bladder infections, bronchitis, catarrh, cholagogue, as a circulatory agent, for colds, convalescence, coughs, cuts, cystitis, as a decongestant and deodorant, and for detoxifying, disinfectanting, and acting as a diuretic.  It has also been applied to eczema, those with laryngitis, lice, muscular aches, neuralgia, psoriasis, rheumatism, ringworm, scrapes, and sinusitis.  It's versatility is well documented.

Consistency:  Thin

Note:  Top

Strength of Aroma:  Strong

Blends well with: Pine Scotch blends well with Citronella, Clary Sage, Coriander, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Juniper, Lavender, Myrrh, Rosemary, Spikenard, Tea Tree

Aromatic Scent:  The essential oil has a crisp, fresh, sweet, forest like aroma.  It is more resinous and warm smelling than the regular pine oil, with a lower content of turpentines.  The main chemical properties of Pine oil are: Sylvestrene, Pinene, Bornyl acetate, Dipentene, Cardinene and Phellandrene.

History:  It was used by the Native Americans to prevent scurvy and the needles were used to stuff mattresses and to repel lice and fleas.  The ancient Egyptians used the pine kernels in their cooking.

Cautions:  Although pine and pine needle oil is considered safe since it is non-toxic and non-irritant it should still be used with care on the skin since it can cause irritation in high dosage and may sensitize the skin as well.

Important Note:  The information provided is for educational purposes only.

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  • Model: AEO.PINE
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 25 April, 2006.

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