Family Name: Pinaceae
Botanical Name(s): Pinus Sylvestris
Popular Name(s): Scots Pine, Eastern White Pine.
Parts Used: Fresh or dried young branches, buds as well
essential oil is used.
Habitat: A native of Eastern North America.
Description: It is a warming, bitter and aromatic herb that acts
as a diuretic and expectorant, while increasing topical blood flow. It
has a toning effect on the nerves and is strongly antiseptic. Most of
the pines have straight, unbranched, cylindrical trunks.
Uses: It is used for respiratory problems and especially for
bronchial complaints accompanied by heavy secretions. When used
topically, it helps to improve blood flow to the area on which it has
been applied and its mild analgesic action is used for treating muscular
pain as well as rheumatism. Pine has been used for hepatic and urinary
system problems. It is considered as antiseptic.