100% Pure Gum Spirits Essential Oil of Turpentine (Pine Tree). This product is not to be confused with other turpentines which are "Rectified" from wood pulp and are by-products of the paper industry, which contain sulfates and other harmful impurities. That type is meant for industrial applications and this turpentine is the raw natural base ingredient. Our spirits are USA grown and produced naturally. 100% Pure Gum Spirits is a pure and natural Essential Oil Spirit of the American Slash Pine Tree and safe for numerous uses. INGREDIENTS: Organic Pure Gum Spirits Essential Oil of Turpentine
Historically, Pure Gum Spirits of Pine has been used for thousands of years, offering many health benefits. Consider the tremendous benefits of Essential Oil of Turpentine, a naturally extracted cleansing agent to help remove 'bugs' that attach themselves to host tissues. There are many benefits that come from these incredible gifts of nature. Every part of a Pine Tree can be consumed with safety, in moderate and safe quantities, which could prove to be a potential survival food.
Another Incredible Product of the Pine Tree - Health benefits of Pine Nuts
Pine nuts are one of the calorie-rich edible nuts. 100 g of dry-kernels provide 673 calories. Additionally, they comprise of numerous health promoting phyto-chemicals, vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals.
Their high caloric content chiefly comes from fats. Indeed, the nuts, especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid (18:1 undifferentiated fat) that helps to lower LDL or "bad saturated fat" and increases HDL or "good-saturated fat" in the blood. Research studies suggest that Mediterranean diet, which contain good amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants, helps to prevent coronary artery imbalance and strokes by favoring healthy blood lipid profile.
Pine or cedar nuts contain essential fatty acid (ω-6 fat), pinolenic acid. Recent research has shown its potential use in weight loss by curbing the appetite. Pinolenic acid triggers the release of hunger-suppressant enzymes cholecystokinin and glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the gut. In addition, pinolenic acid has thought to have LDL-lowering properties by enhancing hepatic LDL uptake.
Likewise in almonds, pines too are an excellent source of vitamin E; contain about 9.33 mg per 100 g (about 62% of RDA). Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
Furthermore, pines are one of gluten free tree nuts, and therefore, are a popular ingredient in the preparation of gluten-free food formulas. Such formula preparations can be a healthy alternative in people with wheat food allergy, and celiac imbalance.
- Furthermore, pine nuts contain healthy amounts of essential minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium. At 8.802 mg per 100 g (about 383% of daily recommended intake), pines are one of the richest sources of manganese. Manganese is an all-important co-factor for antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. It is therefore, consumption of pines helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals.
Pine nut oil has a delicate flavor with sweet aroma, and is being employed in many traditional medicinal applications. The main chemical components in pine oil are borneol, bornyl acetate, α and β-phellandrene, α-pinene and β-pinene. Its emollient property helps to keep skin well protected from dryness. It has also been used in cooking, and as “carrier or base oil” in traditional medicines in aromatherapy, in urinary tract concerns and cosmetics.