- What other names is Dwarf Pine Needle known by?
- What is Dwarf Pine Needle?
- How does Dwarf Pine Needle work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Dwarf Pine Needle.
People take dwarf pine needle oil to help clear mucus from the lungs.
Dwarf pine needle is sometimes added to ointments and applied directly to the skin to prevent skin infections.
In foods and beverages, dwarf pine needle is used as a flavoring agent.
In other manufacturing processes, dwarf pine needle is used as a flavoring and fragrance in cough and cold medicines, vaporizer fluids, nasal decongestants, and ointments used to relieve pain. Dwarf pine needle oil is also used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Clearing mucus from the lungs.
- Preventing skin infections, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of dwarf pine needle oil during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Allergy: Some people are allergic to dwarf pine needle oil.
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Last Editorial Review: 3/29/2011