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Turpentine Remedy

Other Names: Turpentine, Spirit of Turpentine, Oil of Turpentine, Wood Turpentine, Turps, Pinus Palustris,  Pinus Maritima
Traditional Usages: Bladder, Kidney and Rheumatic problems, Diseases of the Mucous Membranes, An Inhalant for Rheumatism and Chest Problems, Blisters, Burns, Cold, Arthritis, Chronic disease of the bronchii,
Resources: South Asia, China
Parts Used: Oil
Administration Method: Semi-solid preparations in the form of ointments, gels, emulsion, and oils, and as plaster and inhalant.  
Herb Action: Hyperemic, Antiseptic, Reduces bronchial secretion
Health Warning: Topical application to extensive surface areas can cause symptoms of poisoning, e.g., damage to kidneys and the central nervous system.  

Turpentine - Home remedy for Bronchitis: If you do suffer from shortness of breath or tightness in the chest, rubbing turpentine over the chest can offer some relief.

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