The resin of coniferous trees is called sap and has unique healing properties, which have been known to many peoples since ancient times.
For a long time, the inhabitants of Russia have used resin to treat purulent wounds, cuts, and burns. The most severe and chronic tissue injuries, up to gangrene, were treated with balm. Pieces of tissue, soaked with resin, were applied to abscesses as a softening, stretching and healing agent.
This resin is used for digestive problems, kidney and lung diseases, rheumatism and various skin lesions. Resin is often used for quick fusion of bones in fractures, it is widely used in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers, diseases of the nervous system.
With the help of resin, you can get rid of headache and toothache, with inflammation and bleeding of the gums. Every morning, while driving to work, I take a small piece of resin and chew like gum. Not only does it cleanse teeth of food debris, it also destroys bacteria, strengthens the gums and protects the throat from infections.
NATURAL ANTISEPTIC AND ANTIBIOTIC
Zhivitsa, or turpentine, is a medicine given to us by nature itself. When the bark of a coniferous tree – pine, fir, spruce, cedar or larch is damaged, an aromatic sticky resinous substance is released at the site of the injury. This is sap – a remedy for self-healing of damaged trees. Solidifying on the surface of the trunk, the resin creates a reliable barrier that protects the injured tree from the penetration of pathogenic microorganisms and bark beetles. This is exactly how the phytoncides, resin acids and essential oils that are part of the resin act.
Due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties, life-giving resin is widely used in folk medicine for pain relief and quick healing of purulent wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, cuts, snake bites and blood-sucking insects.
As a natural antiseptic and antibiotic, resin was used in hospitals with a shortage of pharmaceuticals during the war, treating deep wounds of soldiers with healing resin, protecting them from suppuration and the development of gangrene.
Anyone who is interested in the healing properties of plants knows how beneficial it is to chew a piece of resin or even just hold it in your mouth to protect against the flu and colds. With sore throat, resin helps to heal the throat. At home, drinks, spices, tinctures, teas, kvass, extracts and decoctions of resin are used, a piece of which can simply be put into tea.
However, the healing resin is used not only in homeopathy and folk medicine – in the form of gum oils, ointments, creams and balms. It is from the resin that turpentine oil is obtained by steam distillation, in other words, turpentine, which is the main raw material for the production of camphor. And it, in turn, is part of many medicines for the treatment of various diseases of muscles and joints, sprains and bruises, inflammation of the ear, respiratory organs, diseases of the nervous and cardiovascular systems.
WHAT RESIN WHAT CURES
The oleoresins of pine, cedar, fir and larch are similar in their biochemical composition and effect on the body. All of them have a pronounced antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, wound-healing, anti-inflammatory effect. All strengthen the immune system and blood vessels, resist viruses, fungi and allergens. However, there are some differences in their application.
For those who want to strengthen blood vessels, it is best to opt for pine or cedar resin. The resin also helps with depressive conditions, even in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
Fir resin is more often used as an effective antibacterial agent, and larch resin helps to get rid of helminths.
Oil for hypertension and balm for impotence
The use of resin and preparations containing it (balms, ointments, creams, oils) is recommended for the prevention and complex treatment of many ailments. The gum helps to restore the normal balance of the intestinal flora, improves the functioning of the liver and pancreas, normalizes the secretion of gastric juice, improves the process of bile formation and bile secretion, has a wound healing effect in erosive and ulcerative damage to the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract.
Resin oil and balms based on it reduce blood viscosity, strengthen and increase the elasticity of the walls of blood vessels, improve venous outflow, normalize blood pressure, cerebral, coronary and peripheral circulation.
Coniferous resin normalizes lipid metabolism and can be used to combat obesity. The resin is also quite effective in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchial asthma. It promotes the discharge of phlegm with a wet cough. Can cope with erysipelas, boils, trophic ulcers and fistulas. Ointments based on resin are used to treat acne, scabies, herpes, head lice, eczema, psoriasis, lichen. They are used for bedsores, burns and frostbite.
Resin preparations help with thyroid diseases.
Succinic acid and other substances that make up coniferous resin help lower blood sugar levels.
With regular use, the resin relieves insomnia, irritability, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome, increases mental and physical performance.
Due to its diuretic, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties, resin and medications containing it significantly accelerate the healing process in case of kidney and bladder diseases. When applied externally as part of an ointment, oil or cream, sap relieves pain and inflammation at the site of localization of muscle or joint disease, and also accelerates the process of bone fusion in case of fractures. It is recommended for men for the treatment of prostatitis and prostate adenoma. And if you take turpentine balm (resin dissolved in oil), you can get rid of impotence. For women, resin is recommended for the treatment of inflammatory and infectious diseases of the genital area, to enhance lactation when breastfeeding a child and to get rid of unpleasant painful sensations in the premenstrual period.
A contraindication to the use of resin and preparations containing it is an individual intolerance to the product, which causes an allergic reaction. Oils, balms, chewing gums with resin are not recommended for pregnant women and young children.
The use of the balm protects the skin from aging and fading, makes it youthful, firm and elastic. The balm is especially useful for people suffering from skin diseases, increased fragility of hair and nails, living and working in unfavorable climatic and environmental conditions, employed in jobs with increased energy consumption and excessive psycho-emotional stress.
When using pine products inside, one prerequisite must be met: the reception is carried out only during the daytime. This is due to the fact that resin (sap) and other derivative products are considered “alive” and, interacting with a living, waking human body, they can most effectively get rid of various diseases.