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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.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal medications


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