The Pinusspp. is used as essential oil in aromatherapy practice. However, there is a lot more to pine than just its use as essential oil. Various parts of the pine tree can be used medicinally to help with a variety of health ailments.

If you are looking to learn more about pine, beyond its scope as an essential oil, this week’s review of Edible Wild Food‘s new monthly subscription publication might be of interest to you! Here’s some more information about Edible Wild Food, the new subscription service – and a review of the first subscription flip book of the month, Pinus spp.

Wild Edible of the Month: Pinus spp. : Photo copyright Karen Stephenson (used with permission)
Wild Edible of the Month: Pinus spp. : Photo copyright Karen Stephenson (used with permission)

About Edible Wild Food

I first virtually met Karen Stephenson, the creator behind the Edible Wild Food website, a few years ago through a common writing connection. Our contact grew, through a shared interest of plants, and I wrote an initial guest post about vegetable oils for the Wild Edible Food website at its inception. Karen has also, in the past, written a review of my ebook, 25 Simple Perfume Recipes with Essential Oils.

Since its beginning, I have seen the Edible Wild Food website grow and expand as more and more people discovered the benefits of wild edible food and gained from Karen’s knowledge on the subject. This month, Karen was kind enough to give me a sneak peek of her first featured wild edible of the month – Pinus spp. – with her new subscription flip book.

Introducing Pinus spp.

Although I cannot reveal the entire contents of the Pinus spp. flip book – you will have to subscribe to receive your own copy 😉 – I can give you an overview of the content. At first glance, I was impressed by the wealth of information in this twenty-nine page flip book.

Even if you have knowledge of the Pinus spp., I am certain that you will learn something new from this edition! Native people have been using and benefiting from the various parts of the Pinus tree for centuries, in addition to some of the more well-known European herbalists and teachers (for example, Hippocrates and Culpeper).

Sneak Peek at Wild Edible of the Month: Pinus spp.

Here’s a few things you will learn from the Wild Edible of the Month: Pinus spp. flip book:

  • Oldest known pine trees in Canada and the United States

  • Oldest living pine fossil

  • How to identify various species of pine (with photos)

  • Nutrients obtained from pine

  • Health benefits and medicinal uses of pine (including as an essential oil)

  • How pine was used in history by native people

  • pine recipes – including one for pine cookies!

Subscribe with Edible Wild Food

If you are interested in subscribing to Edible Wild Food’s monthly subscription to receive a copy of the Pinus spp. flip book, visit this subscription link at the Edible Wild Food website. The next two copies of the flip book will be goldenrod and purslane.

This quality resource will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in learning more about how to use edible wild foods – in addition to aromatherapists who wish to learn more about a particular plant species as a whole and how it can be used beyond its scope as an essential oil. An aromatherapist should always have full botanical knowledge of the plant from which an essential oil is extracted from, in order to fully appreciate and understand essential oil properties, and the plant itself. This resource may help you to expand your knowledge with such information.

References:

  • Edible Wild Food website, accessed August 4, 2014

  • Wild Edible of the Month: Pinus spp. flip book

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