In the olfaction language pine is the very archetype of trees. Its resinous emanations have perfumed the whole planet when it was covered by forests, million of years ago and are deeply imprinted in our genes as inherited olfactory memories, so that their smells fills us with joy of life. Their trunk raises straight and strong towards the sky, allowing their head to reach breathtaking heights.
They symbolize the masculine qualities of straight forwardness, trustworthiness, quiet strength and harmonious spirituality, with its deep roots in the earth and its head in heavens. Between heaven and earth the straight line of the trunk. Pine trees manifest in their structure the successful effort of man to rise from materiality to spirituality. Trees from the family of pines have the capacity to resist to extreme climates and some of them are among the oldest living beings that today exist. The pine trees give two olfactory notes : one from the wood and the other from the needles.
The needle’s fragrance is balsamic and causes our breath to expand. In fact, the tree breathes through its leaves, who are indeed like a turned over lung. The aroma of pine needles is fresh and balsamic, it opens and cures the respiratory track.
Psychologically, it has the effect to make us raise the head to the sky exactly like the head of pine trees do. The essences obtained from the distillation of the needles from various species of pines are used in the cure of the most serious respiratory diseases.
The wood of the pine trunks produces turpentine essential oils. Valnet recommends this essential oils for the cure of bones and articulations. In the same way in which wood is warm and insulating, the essences of woods, particularly those of pines, reinforce the ability of the body to resist to the diseases of cold.
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