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Terebinth Essence

Terebinth Essence

Description

TEREBINTH / Turpentine (Pinus palustris)

Family: Pinaceae.

Source: Oleoresin, from the longleaf pine. .

Fragrance: Warm, balsamic, familiar odor.

General description and habitat: Primarily produced in the USA where the longleaf pine is used. In Europe and Scandinavia “Gum turpentine” is derived from the Scots pine.

Principal constituents: Alphapinene, betapinene, carene.

Larch turpentine (Terebinthina laricina) has approval status by the German Commission E for rheumatic and neuralgic discomforts, catarrh and furuncles.

References:

Blumenthal, M (Ed.): The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines. American Botanical Council. Austin, TX. 1998.

History

History and folk use:

Known to the ancient Greeks and Chinese for numerous applications, including infections, digestive complaints, pain and skin disorders.

Properties & Uses

General properties:.

Analgesic, antimicrobial, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, balsamic, diuretic, cicatrizant, counter-irritant, expectorant, hemostatic, parasticide, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic, vermifuge.

Uses:

Ache,Bleeding,
Bloating (Flatulence)Endometriosis,
Epilepsy,Hemophilia,
Leukorrhea,Parasitism,
Sciatica,Ulcerative colitis,
Urethritis,Worms.



Purified turpentine oil (Terebinthinae aetheroleum rectificatum) is approved by the German Commisssion E.

Contraindications

Sensitivity in some people.

 


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