Turkish Pine


 

Product Name (Turkish Pine)

  • Family: (Pinaceae)
  • Botanical Name: (Pinus burita ten)
  • English Name: Turkish Pine
  • Local Name: Also called as Calabrian Pine, East Mediterranean Pine or Brutia Pine.
  • Description:

Pinus brutia commonly grows up to 35 meter tall as a medium size with approximately one to two meters diameter stems. It has reddish bark that can be seen very thick on the stem. The leaves are called needles in pairs around 15 cm long, bright green to slightly yellowish green. The cones are heavy and

The cones are around 10 cm long, heavy and stiff and green when it is closed. After a year the color of the cones are turns to bright reddish brown

  • Parts Used: More the bark of the plant, also seed and needles can be used.
  • Components and medicinal uses:

The extract of the bark include plenty of polyphenols which has antioxidant (Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC)), it is effective for health. According to the tests it is beneficial for blood and lymphatic vessels, eyes and immune system. Also it can be good for mental disorders and human psychology. OPC is a very powerful antioxidant that fights with free radicals and prevents damages in cells. Antioxidant effect is 20 times powerful than Vitamin C and 50 times powerful than Vitamin E.