Pine (cedar) tree resin has been famous for its useful and medicinal properties since ancient times. It was popular in Ancient Egypt, and in the 16th century, the resin was widely used to treat the plague. In Ancient Greece, pine resin was used for digestive disorders, it was also used to treat diseases of the kidneys and lungs, rheumatism, and much more. And in Ancient China, it was a universal remedy for almost all diseases, especially often used for headaches and toothaches.
Many peoples of the world used pine resin in the past to treat even the most serious diseases, but over time and with the spread of technological progress (that is, modern pharmaceuticals), they lost knowledge about the healing properties of this unique natural remedy. However, there is one place where pine resin is still widely used for medicinal purposes - Siberia.
The history of the use of Siberian resin in traditional medicine.
Possessing an incredible ability to heal wounds and regenerate cells, pine resin was considered a very valuable product even before the arrival of Russian explorers in this region. It was successfully used by the indigenous peoples of Siberia and the Urals in the treatment of various diseases.
«Живица, живица, помоги исцелиться: от огня, от воды, от любой беды, от злобы, от сглазу и от всех хворей сразу».
Siberian folk healers, collecting resin, said: “zhivitsa, zhivitsa, help me to heal: from fire, from water, from any misfortune, from anger, from the evil eye, and all ailments at once". After all, they believed that this resin absorbed all the strength and power of the majestic tree and is now capable of healing.
Composition of pine resin.
The natural remedy contains 30-35% volatile substances: turpentine and its derivatives, oxygen compounds, and succinic acid. The rest (65-70%) is represented by resin acids and their derivatives, rubbers, and rubberotannols, rubbers (indifferent substances), vegetable impurities, vitamins C and D.
The pine resin has the maximum healing effect if the tree is not tapped during its harvest. It is believed that if a tree is harmed, then it will not give the life-giving force that it can give. Therefore, the collection of resin is carried out only from those pine trees that give up their resin themselves.
Siberian resin in modern medicine.
The traditions of healing with pine resinare still alive! It is used in the treatment of:
- Digestive system. Ulcer, gastritis, dysbiosis, colitis - this is not a complete list of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract that can be cured with resin. It restores the normal balance in the stomach, improves the functioning of the pancreas and liver.
- The cardiovascular system. Resin oil reduces blood viscosity, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, normalizes blood pressure, and improves venous outflow. It helps fight diseases such as angina pectoris, tachycardia, varicose veins, and vegetative-vascular dystonia.
- Skin problems. The resin of Siberian pine has many antiseptic properties. It can treat many skin conditions - boils, dry calluses, acne, herpes, psoriasis, bedsores, and burns. Skin healing with resin treatment occurs without the formation of scars.
- Endocrine system. Succinic acid, which is contained in the resin, helps to reduce blood sugar, which can be used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It also brings tremendous benefits in the treatment of the thyroid gland.
This is not a complete list of what can be cured due to the beneficial properties of pine resin. Oils and balms based on it are a panacea for almost any disease. But still, before using any preparations with resin, you should consult your doctor in order to avoid unexpected side effects.