Updated: Apr 30, 2021
Pinus Sylvestris a.k.a Scotch Pine. Very native to Western Europe and Eastern Siberia. Quite distinct features of blue - green leaves and orange - red bark marks the physical characteristics of Pine Tree.
Grows exceptionally over 35 meters tall and 1 meters in diameter. The Bark is thick, scaly dark grey-brown on the lower trunk and branches.
In many cultures, pine trees symbolise endurance, vitality & steadfastness even in the most harsh conditions.
The folklore includes historical medicinal uses. It was used to treat a variety of respiratory conditions, including coughs, sore throats and colds.
Pine nuts are an important food source for many Western tribes. Pine needles are also used in some traditional kinds of Native American basketry.
White pine is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It is edible, making a pleasant tea from its young leaves and a flour from its inner bark.
The healing properties of pine resin, shoots and needles have been known and used for a long time. However, the most valuable active substances can be found in the heartwood of the pine. It contains many active substances which have a positive effect on skin and health.
Pine Trees were detected and found to have an active component called pinosylvin and is discovered to be an excellent but photolabile (Unstable in presence of light) tyrosinase ( pigment creating enzyme) inhibitor making it an extremely potent natural skin lightener.