PINE SYLVESTRIS Aromatherapy Essential “Oil of the Month”
Learn about Scots Pine
A fresh green earthy scent reminiscent of a pine forest grown in Hungary and steamed distilled using the needles (like leaves) of the tree.
Botanical Name: Pinus Sylvestris
Also known as Scots Pine and one of the strongest softwoods available. The only Native Pine to Northern Europe, it being the “national tree” of Scotland. The Caledonian forest of the UK thrives with Scots Pines and is home to many rare species of wildlife and plant habitat. Scots Pine is widely planted for the timber industry but is also harvested to make rope from the inner bark, tar from the roots and a dye from the cones. The tree can also be tapped for resin to make turpentine.
Constituents of Oil: a-pinene, b-pinene, Limonene, B-myrcene, camphene, B-caryophyllene, B-phellandrene, d-cadinene, B-ocimene, Delta-3-carene
The two notable terpenes in Pine Sylvestris are a-pinene making up 45 – 50% of its constituents and b-pinene making up over 20%. These terpenes are most known for their anti-inflammatory benefits for diseases like arthritis and multiple sclerosis. They can help with pain relief. The pinenes can work to ease congestion and constriction to the lungs and bronchial areas assisting with air flow for asthma, colds and flu. They can work to improve focus, alertness, memory retention and energy. Anxiety can be eased with the uplifting effects of pinene by inhibiting acetylcholinesterase activity in the brain.
Some studies suggest a-pinene and b-pinene have been found to inhibit some cancer cells, by stopping tumor growth and supplement chemotherapy treatments.
Limonene is present but only at approximately 8% unlike its’ present in Orange and Lemon Oil being their main constituent.
We know Pine Sylvestris as a Fluent Current mostly for our air ways. It is a Middle Note Oil.
Kid Safe: yes
Scots Pine – (Pine Sylvestris) is the most common type of pine sold as a real xmas tree