THE PITCH OINTMENT - USING RESIN FROM SPRUCES
Resin, the wonder weapon of nature, contains many active ingredients. The tough, sticky liquid emerges from the bark when the tree is damaged. The exuding resin protects the tree from the invasion of pests, fungi, or water.
VALUABLE SUBSTANCE FROM PINES, SPRUCES, AND LARCHES
Resin from coniferous trees, such as pines, spruces, and larches, was once considered one of the most coveted natural remedies due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The supportive treatment of pitch, as it is also called, is particularly popular for small skin abrasions. The anti-inflammatory effect of resin ointments from spruce resin has even been scientifically proven by Finnish researchers. The application ranges from ointments and plasters to incense blends ("local frankincense") and baths, to direct consumption.