Description: From the Pinus genus, which includes some 120+ species of pine trees, we are given the gift of pine needles. To Christians the pine tree is a symbol of light and life.
The pine tree has been greatly revered
throughout history for its strong healing powers. In her book, Natural
Science, Hildegard von Bingen wrote this of the pine, "The pine tree is more
warm than cold and contains many energies and powers. The tree is the symbol
Synonyms: none known
Origin: North and Central America, North Africa, SE Asia
Parts Used: fresh or dried needles
Aroma Description: pine odor, balsamic, sweet, slightly woody and spicy, green
Cosmetic Uses: perfumery, aromatherapy
Culinary Uses: used in commercial food flavorings, kernels used in salads, with cooked vegetables, rice, and ground for sauces such as pesto
Medicinal Attributes: used for respiratory and urinary tract infections, coughs, bronchitis, asthma, rheumatism and muscular stiffness. Causes allergic reactions in some individuals.
Element Association: Air
Planetary Association: Mars
Aromatic Note: Top note
Essential Oil: Yes, steam distilled essential oils are made from the heartwood and from the needles. May cause allergic reaction in some individuals.
Mixes Well With: bay laurel, burgundy pitch, cedar-red, elemi, frankincense, galbanum, juniper, lavender, lemongrass, mugwort, oakmoss, patchouli, pine resin, rhubarb, rosemary, sage-white, sage-desert, spikenard, star anise, thyme, valerian root, etc.
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