March 27, 2023

How is Scots pine oil made?

the scots pine (pinus sylvestris) has a gray bark when young, and reddish to orange-brown when old, its needles, which are between 4 and 8 cm long, have a bluish color. It’s the most beautiful pine in Europe which also bears the names of Auvergne pine, Geneva pine, Scottish pine or red pine. It is found throughout Europe up to an altitude of 1,600 meters. It measures up to 50 meters high.

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Scots pine essential oil is made from needles which are distilled by steam distillation. Scots pine essential oil releases a smell of forest resinous, balsamic, warm and suave. It has a pale yellow color.

“The composition of Scots pine essential oil is close to that of cypress essential oil”, warns Didier Pesoni, pharmacist specializing in aromatherapy. Scots pine essential oil is composed of monoterpenes (alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, limonene, myrcene) with properties antiseptic, antibacterial, expectorant and anti-inflammatory.

What are the benefits of Scots pine essential oil?

Scots pine essential oil has several properties that it takes from its active ingredients.

Here are its strengths given by Didier Pesoni, pharmacist specializing in aromatherapy.

• Scots pine essential oil is antitussiveparticularly for cough dry, irritant, for smoker’s cough, coughs that are not productive.

• Scots pine essential oil is decongestant.

• Scots pine essential oil is a good venous tonic. It is recommended in case of circulatory problems such as heavy legsas well as for people who suffer fromhemorrhoids.

How to use Scots pine essential oil?

According to the pathologies, Scots pine essential oil can be used orally, dermal, suppository or diffusion.

Scots pine essential oil against cough

Dry, irritant or smoker’s cough is a non-productive cough, i.e. it does not produce phlegm, unlike wet cough which produces mucus, phlegm. But the dry cough is tiring. It can even be painful.

Orally : “it is in this form that it is most powerfulsays Didier Pesoni. In adults, take 2 drops of Scots pine essential oil on a neutral tablet or on a brown sugar, 3 to 4 times a day for 5 to 7 days. »

In children from 7 years only, the dosage should be reduced: “only 1 drop 3 to 4 times a day on a neutral tablet or on a brown sugar for 5 to 7 days”, recommends the pharmacist.

To release breathing in case of sinusitisof laryngitis… you can also use Scots pine oil in diffusion. “In adults, pour 1 to 10 drops of Scots pine essential oil and a glass of water into an ultrasonic diffuser and let it diffuse 3 to 4 times a day”, suggests the pharmacist. In children, the doses of essential oil must be reduced: “count 1 to 5 drops per diffusion, 3 to 4 times a day from the age of 7, and only 1 to 2 drops per diffusion in children aged 30 months to 7 years”, explains the pharmacist.

Scots pine essential oil against heavy legs

heavy legs are characterized by swollen legs, especially in the evening, difficulty putting on shoes, pain when walking. They are due to poor venous return but can also be a sign of kidney disorder Where cardiac.

Scots pine essential oil acting as a venous tonic, it is interesting to use when suffering fromvenous insufficiency or venolymphatic. In what form to take it?

Dermal : “Dilute 5 drops of Scots pine essential oil and 5 drops ofrosemary essential oil 1.8 cineole in 10 pressures of macadamia vegetable oil and apply in massage on the legs, going up from the ankles to the knees, 3 to 4 times a day”, advises Didier Pesoni.

Scots pine and prostate essential oil

From the age of 50, men may experience problems with prostate : frequent urge to urinate, weaker urinary stream… Scots pine essential oil can be a help. How to take it?

Orally : “Place 1 drop of Scots pine essential oil and 1 drop of frankincense essential oil on a neutral tablet or on a brown sugar and take 3 to 4 times a day for a one-month cure”, advise the pharmacist.

Scots pine essential oil against hemorrhoids

The hemorrhoids are a benign and frequent pathology but which can disrupt daily life. It touches approximately a third of the French, both women and men. Their frequency increases between the ages of 40 and 65. Hemorrhoids are characterized by swollen and irritated vessels. Hemorrhoids can be internal or external. They are favored by various factors: pregnancyI’childbirththe postpartum in women, and for everyone, age, constipationthe diarrheasedentary lifestyle, overweightbad eating habits (alcohol, spicy dishes).

To treat hemorrhoids, one can use Scots pine essential oil orally and rectally.

Orally : “Place 1 drop of Scots pine essential oil and 1 drop of rosemary 1.8 cineole essential oil on a neutral tablet or brown sugar and take 3 to 4 times a day for 10 days”, recommends the pharmacist.

Suppository : “Have the pharmacist prepare suppositories containing 40 mg of pine essential oil and 40 mg of rosemary 1.8 cineole essential oil for one suppository. Put 2 suppositories a day for 7 days”, advise the pharmacist.

Scots pine essential oil and hair

“Scots pine essential oil causing a little heating and therefore vasodilation, it is sometimes used to promote hair growth, explains Didier Pesoni. But, be careful, because it can cause irritation of the scalp! »

Contraindications of Scots pine essential oil

Before any use of an essential oil, it is important to do a preliminary test on the skin to ensure that there is no skin reaction.

Scots pine essential oil is contraindicated for pregnant women, mothers who breastfeeding, babies under thirty months, patients epileptic and patients asthmatics », notify the pharmacist. It is important to respect these precautions for use.

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