White Pine

Latin Name

Pinus strobus

Family

Pinaceae

Chemotype

Pinenes

Distilled Component

Needles and branches

Traditionally Known Properties

General tonic. Mimics hormones and cortisone. Respiratory antiseptic, mucolytic, expectorant. Used in a vaporizer to disinfect rooms. Cough suppressant. Anti-infective. Cicatrizant.

Precautions

Avoid during the first 3 months of pregnancy.

Anecdote

In the old days, our grandmothers used it to make cough syrup. Pine oil is said to purify, dispel negative energy and strengthen will power.