Beneficial Properties of Pine Resin Extract

Pine resin, or turpentine, is a healing elixir given to us by Nature itself. When a tree is damaged, the resin comes out and hardens, thereby protecting it from pests and helping to speed up the healing. On a person, the resin has a similar effect: it is a powerful protective agent. Pine resin is valued not only in folk medicine, but also in official medicine for its healing, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties.

What is pine resin used for?

Pine resin has many beneficial properties, among which the following are the most important and proven:

  • Healing effect. Since ancient times, people have used resin to quickly treat burns, cuts, abrasions, and bruises. Today, scientists know that the powerful healing effect of resin is due to its main component, terpenes. It has been proven that terpenes accelerate tissue regeneration and prevent the development of inflammatory reactions. [1] Pine resin can also be used for chronic skin conditions such as dermatitis or psoriasis.
  • Antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties. Pine resin is recommended for use during seasonal colds, as it has a triple positive effect. Alcohols and esters have an antibacterial effect, terpenes reduce inflammation, and together with succinic acid and vitamin C, strengthen the immune system. Pine resin has a detoxifying effect, and its expectorant properties help to alleviate the condition of respiratory diseases.
  • Benefits for the health of the genitourinary system. Terpenes are part of many drugs used in urology due to the fact that they have a lithokinetic effect.[2]

Terpene balsam: the double benefit of the resin and the oil

The consistency of pine resin makes it difficult to consume. In order to make it easier to use this remedy both externally and internally, many centuries ago, the indigenous inhabitants of Siberia came up with a special recipe that combines the beneficial qualities of pine resin and pine nut oil.

Nowadays we produce terpene balsam by infusion method: we add the resin to pine nut oil and infuse it in a vacuum for a certain time at a certain temperature. All the useful components of the resin enter the oil: it is enriched with vitamin C, terpenes, succinic acid, esters, and alcohols. After that, we remove the resin from the composition of the infusion, and all its nutrients remain in the balsam.

Try the terpene balsam and appreciate its healing properties, created by Nature and highly valued by ordinary people and doctors all over the world!


[1] Barreto RS, Albuquerque-Júnior RL, Araújo AA, et al. A systematic review of the wound-healing effects of monoterpenes and iridoid derivatives

[2] V.A. Shaderkina, I.A. Shaderkin. Terpenes and their use in clinical practice

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