Pine Needle (Pinus Sylvestris)

The white pine has a long and sacred history in many cultures.  In ancient Phrygia (present day Turkey) it was considered a holy tree and its cones were a symbol of fertility.  In China and Korea, people used to plant it on the graves of their loved ones, because it was thought to help the soul of the dead and strengthen the living. In Russia, people believed that the guardian-spirits of the home lived in white pines, so a pine tree was always planted next to newly built houses.

In our time, pine oil is used therapeutically to relieve mental and physical fatigue, as a kidney cleanser, effective with cystitis, prostate problems and urinary infections, as a stimulant to the circulation and nervous systems and as a treatment for bronchitis, asthma, catarrh, laryngitis, and sinusitis.  Its warming properties also help with rheumatism, arthritis, gout, muscular aches and pains.


transparent homogenous liquid

clear to pale yellow

specific of pine, fresh, strong  

Plant parts used in distillation:

Growing method:
wild gathered

α-pinene, β-pinene+sabinene, limonene, cineole, myrcene

Additional components:
camphene, δ-3-carene, γ-terpinene, β-caryophyllene, etc.

in well-sealed containers at 5 to 15º C, away from light and heat sources

Shelf life
5 years

Harvesting period
May through September

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