Ponderosa pine oil is a potent source of antioxidants, cancer-fighting compounds, memory-boosting properties and microbe-fighting compounds that make it a must-have in your kitchen cabinet. The oil is extracted from the leaves ‘needles’ of the pine plant. The oil is commonly used to prevent/treat various health conditions, hence highly beneficial on/in the human body. Outlined below are a few of the numerous health benefits of Ponderosa pine oil.
- It packs potent stress-relieving properties:
Ponderosa pine oil contains properties that help relieve nervous tension and anxiety hence giving you mental clarity. Many people use pine oil as a mood elevator. The fresh fragrance produced is soothing, which helps fight adrenal fatigue and refreshes your mind and soul. Research also shows that pine oil can be used to combat memory loss and improve concentration.
- Fights infections:
Ponderosa pine oil contains potent antibacterial and antiseptic properties that come in handy in treating injuries, boil, and cuts among other conditions. The potent antifungal properties also help protect you from infections that could turn fatal. Some people use pine oil topically on injuries and as a natural cleanser as well.
- Treats respiratory problems:
Simply inhaling the fresh fragrances of pine oil helps loosen mucus and phlegm from the respiratory tract. This makes expelling the substances much easier, hence can be used to contain common cold, cough, and if the respiratory tract is blocked. As an added benefit, the fumes/fragrances of ponderosa pine oil still pack the antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. You can therefore simply inhale the fumes to treat sore throat and other infections in the respiratory tract. This is one of the reasons most people add pine oil in the oil diffuser.
Ponderosa pine oil is extracted from the pine plant hence organic. You however need to be careful to order your supply from a certified and trusted supplier. Going for pure pine oil without any additives added is recommended too.