Turpentine or terebinth is an essential oil derived from the pine tree that has been used in the past by our ancestors to heal a host of human ailments.The turpentine was usually mixed with a carrier such as olive oil, coconut oil, sugar cubes or honey in various ratios. Known uses from the past include: colitis, bronchitis, gout, spasms, fungal infections, candida, bacterial infections, viral infections, increase urine flow, stop bleeding, migraine headaches, back pain, stomach ulcers, parasites, worms, typhoid, flatulence, epilepsy and dissolving gall stones.
Medicinal properties include: Diuretic, antitheumatic, vermifuge, anti-spasmodic, anti-fungal, haemostatic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
A Canadian herbalist demonstrates how our ancesters used 100% pure gum turpentine for healing purposes by mixing turpentine with honey as a carrier.
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