Pine Materia Medica


For millenniums, the foods and medicines derived from pine trees were highly valued medicinal substances to by the Native Americans, Chinese and European cultures. Hippocrates recognized the beneficial effects of pine needle oil upon the respiratory system.

The pine tree is noted for its remarkable resilience – the measurement of a plant’s ability to tolerate conditions of adversity and return to a healthful state. Demonstrating such resilience through challenging climatic and environmental circumstances, it is unsurprising that on a psycho-spiritual level, the pine tree is thought to transmit the qualities of clarity and peace, and to enhance a person’s ability to weather challenging “climatic changes” in his life and, through difficult times, continue to work to secure the wellbeing of future generations.

Download this chapter to learn more about PINE— Pinus spp.

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28 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Cancer
Sefirot: Interface of Tiferet and Yesod
Constitutional Type: Neurasthenia
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and historical perspectives; herbal medicine and aromatherapy; homeopathic remedy Pinus sylvestris and the gemmotherapy remedy Pinus montana; astral and etheric bodies; warmth organization, air organization, kidneys and skeletal system; ANS and the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands; neurasthenia; Cancer miasm and anthroposophical perspective regarding cancer; soul level of Ruach; Tiferet/Yesod interface.

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