Maritime pine. Properties. Medicinal Plants

Maritime pine (Pinus pinaster Soland)

Maritime Pine Properties

- Used for bronchial colds or respiratory disorders such as rhinitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, flu, colds, laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis, asthma.
- It is also indicated in inflammations of the urinary tract: cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis.
- Other uses of maritime pine are rheumatic. Varicose veins, haemorrhoids, capillary fragility.
- Strengthens the gums when added to toothpaste extract of the leaves.
- It is very rich in vitamin C.
- In use topic: bone and joint inflammations, wounds, parodontopathies, vulvovaginitis.

Contraindications of maritime pine

- Hypersensitivity to its essential oil. Renal failure.
- No PLS USE dosage forms containing alcohol to children under two years or people with ethyl.
- Except as expressly stated, is often recommended not to prescribe the essential oil internally through during pregnancy, lactation, children under six years or patients with gastritis, ulcers, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease and neurological diseases.
- Do not administer or apply topically to children under six years old or people with respiratory allergies or with known hypersensitivity to this or other essential oils.

Side effects of maritime pine

For its abundance of tannins, infusions can cause digestive disorders.

Toxicity: 0 - 1 - 2 - 3

- Use the essence with caution, particularly in children, the possibility of occurrence of bronchospasm or pneumonitis.
- Excessive inhalation, or in high doses, can cause nervous excitement (including seizures), and increased blood pressure. Preventively is recommended prior tolerance test: is to inhale for 15 seconds and wait 30 minutes.
- As with any medicinal plants that can be taken in tincture or fluid extract should always be kept in mind the alcohol content.
- The essential oil is phototoxic maritime pine: for it is recommended to avoid solar radiation after local application.

(0 = none, 1 = something toxic, 2 = toxic, 3 = very toxic)

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