Dwarf Pine Needle (Pinus Mugo)
Aiguille de Pin Nain, Pin de Montagne, Pin des Montagnes, Pin Nain des Montagnes, Pin Mugo, Pino de Montaña, Pino Moro, Pinus montana, Pinus mugo, Pinus mugo var. pumilio, Pinus pumilio.
Dwarf pine is a tree. Oil from the needles and twigs is used to make medicine. Don’t confuse dwarf pine oil with fir needle oil or scotch pine needle oil.
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.
Some chemicals in dwarf pine needle oil might be able to fight bacteria and viruses.
Insufficient Evidence for:
Clearing mucus from the lungs.
Preventing skin infections, when applied to the skin.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of dwarf pine needle for these uses.
Dwarf pine needle oil is safe for most people when used in amounts typically found in foods. It seems to be safe when applied directly to the skin, although some people experience skin irritation.
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.
We currently have no information for DWARF PINE NEEDLE Interactions.