PINE used for chest infections, colds

Parts Used:
Needles, young twigs, cones and sometimes the wood of certain pine species.

Function:

Uses:
Essential oil of pine is used for chest infections, colds, sore throat, catarrh and is used as an expectorant. Pine is commonly used in cleaning and cosmetic products because of its refreshing aroma and antibacterial properties.

Guidelines:
Pine oil is usually used only as an inhalant several times daily and is particularly good to blend with oils such as tea tree and eucalyptus. Use 6 drops in very hot water and inhale the vapors. Pine is not often used in other methods as it can cause irritation.

Interactions:
Avoid skin contact with undiluted pine oil as it can cause severe irritation.

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