Alpine pine essential oil (Oleum pine alpine) is obtained through steam distillation from pine needles of mountain (synonyms: pine alpine or Swiss) – PinusmontanaMill. (synonyms: PinusmugoTurravar.pumilio, PinuspumilioHaenke, PinismughusScop.), family pine – Pinaceae.
Distribution of the plant
Alps, Carpathians, the Balkans.
Alpine pine oil properties
Transparent or yellowish, easily flowing liquid with a pleasant, intensely balsamic odor with a greasy note, like a pine needles. Depending on the place of growth, sun exposure and soil, the aroma of oil can vary from mild, mature to harsh and fatty.
The main components of the Alpine pine oil
α-pinene (10%), β-pinene (5%), limonene (4%), α-fellandrene (17%), Δ3-carene, caprylic aldehyde (0.5%), borneol (10%), bornylacetate (5%), camphor, α-terpineol, terpinylacetate, citronellol, citronellyl acetate, cumin aldehyde, thymol methyl ether, and others. The share of monoterpene hydrocarbons in oil exceeds 75%.
Alpine pine oil uses
General stimulant, tonic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antispasmodic, antioxidant, immunomodulating, analgesic, diuretic, expectorant, choleretic, decongestant, locally irritating, emetic, disinfectant, deodorizing, embalming. Stimulates the adrenal cortex.
The Alpine pine essential oil has a high antikandidous, virucidal and bactericidal activity (however, to L-forms of streptococcus activity is low). With the aromatization of air in the room, almost all pathogenic bacteria and viruses die in it. As a powerful antiseptic is used to disinfect air during the flu epidemic.
The oil enhances immunological reactivity and nonspecific resistance of the organism, helping to better resist infection. Promotes the removal of toxins through the skin. Reduces high body temperature. Eliminates weakness, lethargy, dizziness, sweating after suffering illnesses.
Stimulates the secretion of bronchial glands, dilutes sputum and facilitates its outflow, contributing to the elimination of inflammatory processes in the bronchi and sanitation of the tracheobronchial tree. The Alpine Pine Essential Oil promotes optimization of pulmonary gas exchange, increasing the productivity of respiration. Eliminates cough of various etiologies (occupational hazards, smoking, infection).
It has an antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effect on the urinary and biliary tract. Reduces the inflammatory processes in the gallbladder and the prostate gland. Relieves spasms of ureters, dissolves stones and removes sand from the bladder and kidneys. Prevents the development of cholelithiasis. Being an easy diuretic, it has anti-edematous effect. Positively affects digestion in case of bowel disturbances.
Stimulates blood circulation, normalizes heart rate and blood pressure. It is a powerful hemostatic agent used in traumatic bleeding.
Due to the activation of blood circulation it has a warming effect, reduces pain, eliminates edema and inflammation in arthritis, arthrosis, rheumatism, gout, osteochondrosis, sciatica, myositis, neuritis and neuralgia.
Stimulates mental activity, has a beneficial effect in the state of mental overexertion and with the collapse of forces. It restores mental equilibrium, eliminates nervous trembling, helps to cope with stressful situations, insecurity in their abilities and confusion.
Has a reputation as an effective means of solving male problems of the sexual plan. Prevents premature ejaculation. It is used for whites and metritis (inflammation of the uterus).
Improves trophic tissue. Rejuvenates the skin, restores its elasticity and elasticity, smooths wrinkles. Promotes the removal of toxins through the skin, increases its protective functions. Normalizes the physiological sensitivity of skin receptors. Beneficial effect on the condition of swelling of the skin.
Helps with irritation, excessively profuse perspiration, furunculosis, seborrhea, eczema, psoriasis, inflammatory rash and a rash of neuroendocrine nature. Promotes healing of wounds. Strengthens hair, prevents them from falling out, eliminates dandruff.
Alpine pine essential oil benefits
ARI, cold, flu, laryngitis, tracheitis, acute and chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, pulmonary tuberculosis, asthma. Prevention of influenza. In acute respiratory diseases, pine essential oil is used as a bactericidal and expectorant in the form of cold or hot inhalation, rubbing and massage.
In diseases of the urinary tract (pyelonephritis, cystitis, urethritis), prostatitis, impotence, painful menstruation, climacteric syndrome, cholecystitis, bile and urolithiasis, neuritis, neuralgia arthritis, osteochondrosis, gout, rheumatic and muscular pains, aromatherapy is shown along with aroma massage.
Indications for the use of pine oil are also violations of peripheral blood circulation, thrombophlebitis, decreased immunity, periodontal disease, stomatitis, asthenic conditions, decreased physical and mental performance, stress, old age, adaptation to new climatic conditions, furunculosis, wounds, burns, excessive sweating of legs.
Enriched with pine essential oil creams, tonics, shampoos, rinse used in cosmetics and dermatology with neurodermatitis, lichen, dermatitis, skin rash, herpes, cellulite, cracks, hair loss, alopecia, furunculosis, seborrhea, hyperhidrosis, facial swelling, deep wrinkles, flabby skin, cuts, ulcers, scabies, pediculosis.
Alpine pine oil recipes
- For inhalations – 2-3 drops, the duration of the procedure is 5-7 minutes. With respiratory disease, good results are obtained by inhalation with a mixture consisting of 1 gram of lavender, 2 g of pine, 2 g of thyme, 4 g of eucalyptus essential oils and 150 ml of ethyl alcohol of 90%.
- For grits – 7-9 drops per 15 ml of basic fat vegetable oil.
- For massage – 7-10 drops per 10 ml of vegetable oil.
- For the enrichment of creams, tonics – 4-5 drops per 5 ml of the base.
- Alcohol solution for sauna: 5 drops per 10 ml 90% ethyl alcohol. 10 drops of this solution per 10 liters of water.
- In the aroma lamp – 4-5 drops of oil.
- In the bath – 4-6 drops of oil, pre-mixed with an emulsifier (1 / 4-1 / 3 cup of milk, whey, a solution of sea or kitchen salt).
The oil is used as a perfume for soap, toilet water, bath foam, in perfumery, as well as a flavor of food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Alpine pine oil blends well with following oils
Alpine pine oil blends with oil of carnations, cedar, cypress, cinnamon, lavender, myrtle, naioli, rosemary, thyme, tea tree, eucalyptus. Complementary oils: lavender, rosewood, myrtle, citrus.
Side effects of alpine pine oil
Check the fragrance for individual tolerability. Do not use continuously for more than 7 days. Unlike some other softwood oils, pine mountain oil does not irritate the kidneys, but nevertheless one should refrain from using it for acute inflammation of the kidneys.
Essential oils are stored in tightly sealed bottles of dark glass in a place inaccessible to children. The oil is not subject to long-term storage. Store in a cool place. Avoid direct sunlight.