Action ► Tincture—vasoconstrictor, antiseptic, sedative, antispasmodic, diuretic. Used for cough, cold, bronchitis, varicose veins, piles,
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menopausal cramps, leg-cramps. Essential oil—used only externally. Used in aromatherapy for massage (10 drops in 2 teaspoonful of almond oil).
The essential oil from the plant gave 73 compounds; major compound was alpha-pinene (47.00-52.76%); among others—D-camphane, D-silvestren, p-cymene, L-cadinenes, cedrol, terpine-ol, acetyl-and isovalerianyl monoter-pene ester.
No longer taken internally as a diluted essential oil. Medicinal parts are cones, branches and oil.
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