Latin name: Pinus roxburghii, P. longifolia
Sanskrit/Indian name: Sarala, Shrivasa
The Turpentine Oil obtained from Chir Pine is valued in medicine as a rubefacient in various rheumatic ailments, such as lumbago, arthritis and neuralgia. The oil is also a key ingredient in many ointments, liniments and lotions for treating minor aches and pains and colds when applied externally on the chest and throat.
Therapeutic constituents:The essential oil from the plant contains the principal compounds alpha- and beta-pinene, carene and longifoline, which render the herb its therapeutic properties.
Key therapeutic benefits:
- The oil is a decongestant that clears up the respiratory tract when applied topically.
- Chir Pine oil has anti-inflammatory properties which makes it a perfect remedy for joint aches and pains.