The maritime pine tree trunk is a reddish color that has two types of leaves. In the spring months throws the flowers at that time are lining the leaves, are yellow and small. Below these are the pine needles. The first leaves fall early, while the needles remain attached to the base, very loosely, by a diaphragm. These are the most rude and also the longest of all the possible types of pines that are in Spain, and which may exceed the span length.
It breeds mainly on sandy soils of most of the peninsula. This tree does not usually develop in the mountains, but seeks rather low lands.
The maritime pine tree flowers in spring. The fruits ripen in autumn next year. The flowers are divided into male or female and are in the same tree are formed by the first abundant stamina and lots of pollen, the female cones are grouped and result, when mature, the cones. These scales are formed by overlapping each other. The cones of this tree are the largest of all pine trees is in the Peninsula.
Maritime pine is harvested-from early spring to autumn turpentine, which is in the crust and the outermost parts of the trunk. Collect making longitudinal cuts in the trunk, from which it flows, then exposed to the sun and filtered through straw for subsequent packing and rest. Also collect pine buds, leaves and resin.
The third part is essence of turpentine, obtained by distilling water. This essence is also called turpentine, colorless liquid with strong odor. After distillation the resin remains as a residue called rosin. Both components are applied in rheumatism and other pains, but can cause irritation to a greater or lesser extent in the skin, as the sensitivity of each person. It can also cause blisters. It is unwise to use turpentine as a home remedy, except in small doses.
Colds are used in pine buds after being collected and have been dried. It should be stored in jars in a dry and dark.
Also obtained by burning pitch pine wood, which is then used to cure skin diseases in livestock.
Syrup. It takes 1 to 3 grams of substance per day, whipped and mixed with sugar water to taste more pleasant. To apply in divided doses for colds.
Infusion. Boiling water is poured into one ounce of pine buds and cool.
HABITAT: Decalcified and sandy land
PART USED: Bark, resin, leaves and buds
CASTILIAN: Pino rodeno
Fort antihaemorrhagic, Moderate Expectorant, Moderate rubefacient.
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