Substances & Homeopatic Remedies

Terebinthina laricina

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Resina  laricis

Etymology

Family

Traditional name

Terebinthina venata
Balsamum Terebinthinae veneta
Eng.: Larch Turpentine, Venetian terpentine
Ger.: Lärchenterpentin, Venezianisher Terpentin;
Fr.: Térébinthe de Venise, Térébenthine du Mélèze; Span.:Trementina de alerce, Trementina de Venecia
It.: Trementina del larice.

Used parts

Crude non-distilled larch terpentine oil

Classification

Exsudation of Larix decidua/European larch
Plantae/Plants, tree of the Order Coniferae

Keywords

Plants, Coniferae
ethereal oil
hydrocarbone

Original proving

David Riley, 1995
Bradford, 1901, gathers all the provings under the titel of "Terebinthina, Oleum Terebinthinae, Terebinthinae laricina, Terebinthinae Venata, Esencia de trementina, Trementina de Venecia".
This may be in accordance with the old literature of Hahnemann and Hartmann, but we don’t know if all the provings were really done with this Larch turpentine oil.

Description of the substance

The Larch turpentine is obtained by making cuts in the trunks of the Larch, from where the oleoresin flows. It is a viscid up to sticky, yellow or brown, transparent or lightly opalescent , smooth resin. It has a specific aromatic odor, a slightly bitter, not pungent taste. When drying in a thin layer at mild temperature, it leaves a transparent varnish.
Larch turpentine consists of
    * 15 to 20% of ethereal oil with approx. 70% of alfa-Pinen, 6,5% of beta-Pinen, 3% of alfa-Pyronen, 10% of Caren-3, Borneol, Bornylacetate, Dipenten, Guaiacol, Limonen and Terpinolen
     * 50 to 65% of gum acids espec 15% of laricoresen (larch resenes).
     * further succinic acid, bitter principles, pigments, water, larixylacetate.
. Biblio (1) (2)