Chir Pine

Latin name: Pinus roxburghii, P. longifolia

Sanskrit/Indian name: Sarala, Shrivasa

General information:

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.