Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Pinus silvestris

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During the 1800’s, tar from the pine was used in many medicines, especially for skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. The needles were made into a stuffing called “pine wool” that was thought to repel lice, fleas, and other pests.

The ethereal oils:
 Ethereal oils are volatile plant components, which coin/shape also the smell of a plant. Ethereal oils are important components of Parfums; for the flavour of numerous herbs and spices they are likewise responsible, however possess some these ethereal oils a pronounced giftigkeit.

With the largest part of the ethereal oils it concerns so-called Isoprenoide. Those are connections, whose kohlenstoffgeruest can be divided formally into two (with Monoterpenen) or more (three with Sesqui -, four with Di and six with Triterpenen) to Isopren units, whereby the Di and Triterpenen are however hardly volatile. Pinen (among other things from the Kiefer Pinus sylvestris) and Thujon (among other things from the wermut Artemisia absinthium and the lebensbaum Thuja occidentalis) are examples of Monoterpene. The two Isopreneinheiten are emphasized by different colors. Isopren, a liquid, which simmers with 34 °C, does not occur in plants