The resinof conifers is renowned for its unique healing properties among nutritionists, medical and beauty experts. Of particular value is the pine product, which is called resin (in medicine - turpentine). It is a viscous colorless substance that fills the resin passages of the tree inside the trunk.
The unique composition of pine resin.
One of the main features of cedar (Siberian Pine) resin is its low susceptibility to crystallization in comparison with other turpentines. Thanks to this, pine resin does not irritate the body. It produces a mild but pronounced effect with prolonged use.
Pine tree resin contains the following ingredients:
- Sesquiterpenes, diterpenes, their derivatives. Neutral components that determine the biochemical value of pine resin for medicine.
- Oleic, palmitic, lauric and other acids from the class of higher fatty acids.
- Various resin acids.
- Ascorbic acid, vitamin D.
- Rezinols, rezinotannols and rubbers. Used in beauty industry and cosmetology.
In its pure form, the natural component considered in the article is not used, the resin quickly hardens upon contact with air, but it dissolves perfectly in any oil.
Medicinal properties of pine resin.
This unique natural substance is not a panacea for all diseases, but it helps with many, mainly external, pathologies. The pine resin has the following medicinal qualities:
- strengthening (for blood vessels);
- pain relievers;
How to use pine resin?
The use of the resin is predominantly external. Inside, it is allowed to use only an oil solution of turpentinewith an active ingredient concentration of up to 10%. Specifically pine nut oil with pine resin and sea buckthorn oil with pine resin – amongst the most popular mixes of resin with oil. More saturated balms (20-50%) are suitable exclusively for external use.
There are many options for how to use pine resin, depending on the existing diseases and the state of the body. The most common problems for which it is recommended to use pine resin are:
- joints and musculoskeletal system;
- excess weight;
- eye / vision problems;
- cosmetics, skin health;
- damage to hair.
If you plan to use the resin orally, as a supplement with oil (capsule form, for example) therapy begins with recommended doses. Pine resin is taken 3-5 drops per day, preferably in the morning, 20-35 minutes before breakfast.
With obesity, the presence of cellulite, and general laxity of the skin, rubbing in a steam room using an oil solution of resin helps.
Pine resin is also used in the beauty industry for hair care. The main effect of this substance when caring for curls is to strengthen the roots and stimulate growth. Additionally, cedar gum normalizes the function of the sebaceous glands and improves the appearance of the hair. It produces a weak antifungal effect, therefore it can be used in the complex treatment of seborrhea and dandruff.
Contraindications when using pine resin.
Pine tree resin is a potent product, therefore it is recommended to consult with a healthcare provider before us. Before starting treatment, it is important to find out what is special about pine resin, the benefits and harms of turpentine, the biochemical composition has been studied in detail by doctors and what is available for study. Please consult with your doctor before taking this or any other dietary supplement.