Name Pine Needle Essential Oil, Bulgaria
Category Essential Oils
Species Pinus sylvestris L. (Scotch pine), fam. Pinaceae
Method Steam Distilled
Pine Needle Essential Oil, Bulgaria
Pine Needle Essential Oil, Bulgaria, (Pinus sylvestris), used in massage for stressed muscles and joints, Pine Needle oil shares many of the same properties as Eucalyptus globulus, and the action of both oils is enhanced when blended.
Action: Pine Needle is hormone like, antidiabetic, cortisone like, a sexual stimulant, hypertensive (high blood pressure), anti-infectious, antifungal, and antiseptic.
Traditional Uses: Pine Needle was first investigated by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, for its benefits to respiratory system. In 1990, Dr. Penoel and Dr. Franchomme described pine oil's antiseptic properties in their medical textbook. Pine is used in massage for stressed muscles and joints. Pine shares many of the same properties as Eucalyptus globulus, and the action of both oils enhanced when blended. Native Americans stuffed mattresses with pine needles to repel lice and fleas. Pine Needle oil was used to treat lung infections and even added to baths to revitalize those suffering from mental or emotional fatigue.
Indications: Asthma, pulmonary infections, bronchitis, diabetes, severe infections, rheumatoid arthritis, and sinusitis.
Other Uses: Pine Needle oil may help dilate the respiratory system, particularly the bronchial tract. Pine Needle may also help with respiratory infections, coughs, cuts, cysts, fatigue, gout, lice, nervous exhaution, scabies, skin parasites, sores, stress, and urinary infection. Pine essential oil may also help increase blood pressure and stimulate the adrenal glands and the circulatory system. Pine Needle essential oil is a good ingredient for any first aid kit.
Application: Diffuse or apply topically. Dilute to avoid possible skin irritation. Put two drops in the palms of the hands, place over mouth and nose, and inhale. Add 2-4 drops to warm bathwater. Disperse with bath gel if desired.
Fragrant Influence: Pine helps soothe mental stress, relieve anxiety, freshen and deodorize a room, and revitalize the entire body.
Safety Data: If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Avoid oils adulterated with turpentine, a low cost, but potentially hazardous filler.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood oil, Eucalyptus radiata, Juniper oil, Lavender oil, Lemon oil, Marjoram oil, Melaleuca alternifolia, and Rosemary CT cineol.
Nehemiah 8:15- "As that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written."
Isaiah 41:19- "I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together:"
Isaiah 60:13- "The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary; and i will make the place of my feet glorious."