Pine Tar

Pine Tar is the cooked sap or resin of a pine tree. This nutrient-rich sap differs from coal tar, a class of drugs used to treat psoriasis and dandruff. Besides its many other benefits, pine tar has been used for hundreds of years as a natural treatment for rashes, eczema and dandruff. Pine tar is soothing, antiseptic, anti-fungal and analgesic.

Benefits of Pine Tar for Skin:

  • Soothing and antiseptic. Pine tar contains antiseptic properties which cleanse and soothe the skin. In addition to killing microorganisms like fungi, it reduces itchiness in the scalp and skin. It is a soothing solution for individuals seeking a natural remedy for dandruff. When used in soaps or balms, pine tar can reduce eczema as well.
  • Treats psoriasis. Other benefits of pine tar for skin relate to its effective treatment of psoriasis. Though some doctors may prescribe coal tar as treatment for this skin condition, pine tar offers a natural alternative. The pine resins that make pine tar are rich in anti-inflammatory properties that relieve itchiness and discomfort associated with psoriasis.
  • Fragrant scent. Pine tar’s appealing scent is also another important benefit for skin. Unlike coal tar, pine tar offers a fragrant, woody scent that perfumes the skin and scalp while it cleanses and treats itchiness or dandruff.
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