How and Why to Collect Pine Sap

How and Why to Collect Pine Sap

Pine resin has a host of different uses, including as a sealant, glue, and varnish. It is distilled into rosin, which is used to promote a better grip between objects, and oil of turpentine, which is used as a solvent and as a paint thinner. There are medicinal uses of pine resin, or pitch, as well.

Pine trees ooze resin when they get damaged. The resin has antibacterial properties which prevent the damaged tree from getting infected. In this same way, pine resin can also be used to heal our wounds. In addition to being antiseptic,pine sap is also anti-inflammatory and its stickiness helps it close wounds.

It’s also fun and good exercise to get out into the forest and find and collect pine sap.

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