Scots pine is a well-known evergreen coniferous tree of Pinacea family, with the height up to 40 meters. Majestic beauty emanates from the majestic pine forests, and for good reason M.M. Prishvin said that the pine is the most beautiful and free tree in Russia. It is a light-demanding tree that often forms pure stands, and the pine is widespread due to its ability to grow in different soils.
This is Interesting:
The ancient Greeks have considered the pine a favorite tree of God Pan, the most cheerful of all Gods of the ancient world. The legend says that nymph Pitys has disregarded the God of wind Boreas by returning love to Pan, in response Boreas has turned her into a beautiful pine tree.
How is it Used in Medicine:
The pine buds, browse needles and oleoresin containing the essential oil with the main ingredient pinene, resin, bitter tannins, and rich in vitamin C are used in medicine. The essential oil derived by distillations of fresh boughs comprises bornyl acetate, limonene, borniol and other terpenes as the carrier of a pleasant, fresh smell.
The Pine is Healthy:
Pine buds are included in diuretic and cough herbal preparations. Buds brew is used for inhalation in pulmonary diseases. The oleoresin is derived from the cut in the tree trunks, producing by distillations turpentine, rosin and resin. In the European medicine pine buds are the popular remedy for colds, the upper respiratory tract catarrh and chronic bronchitis. In pediatric practice they are used as sugar or honey syrups for bronchitis. The brew is used for spraying all over the rooms to prevent the spread of influenza.