Maritime Pine

Botanical Name Pinus pinaster  
Botanical family Pinaceae 
Origin Portugal 
Method Complete distillation by steam distillation 
Plant part Resin 
Appearance mobile, limpid and fluid liquid 
Color colorless 
Odor strong, fresh, resinous, woody 
Biochemical composition of the essential oil Monoterpenes (90%): alpha-pinene, beta-pinene 
Therapeutic properties  1. Anticatarrhal, expectorant, balsamic +++  
2. Counterirritant ++ 
3. Atmospheric and contact antiseptic ++  
4. General tonic and stimulant ++ 
Main therapeutic indications  1. Infectious epidemics (by atmospheric diffusion) ++ 
2. Chronic bronchitis (of smokers, miners) +++ 
3. Rheumatic and arthritic pain ++ 
4. Emphysema, pulmonary congestion, respiratory insufficiency ++  
5. Asthenia, lipothymia +++ 
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