large tree that can reach 60 meters tall,
trunk and bark relatively smooth, greyish, with the glass pyramid, it remains green all year. The branches are ordered by the floors, extended. The
on the same footing. Form plump pineapples, in no more than 5 cm. wide, long and upright on the branches, with the scales covering the seeds. These cones are not from the tree, as do those of the pines,
they are broken down into the branches after they ripen and
nuts and flakes, leaving bare the core of the
formed abetales breeding in most parts of the Pyrenees, especially in its most northerly.
It blooms in
and pineapples ripen during the
. From the collection of interest buds, leaves, bark and resins.
The buds are removed from
substance composed of limonene and pinene. Glycosides from the leaves get, piceina and also an essence. Cellulose found in the bark, minerals and tannins. And finally in the resin compound have more characteristic of this tree, which is the essence of turpentine: it accumulates in gaps or cortical
, is presented in
form and, although viscous, is
as smooth as the oil. This distilling turpentine - usually in water vapor temperature is not too high - you get the essence, as well as other compounds. The turpentine
always enjoyed very famous among the people in town. It
properties balsamic, expectorants and antiseptic of the
tract. In external use is rubefaciente, that is, applied on the skin
and inflamed, exploiting this virtue to implement it on other drugs that penetrate the skin better. We must remember that, being an essence, it should save the necessary precautions for the possible occurrence of skin irritations and
From the buds or leaves.
10 to 20 drops of the tincture, three times
You can find both the dry as the fluid, and both have identical use. It can also be used externally in baths, inhalations, liniment, ointments or plasters.
Balsamic, Antiseptic. Rubefaciente.