Gallipot is a resin of coniferous trees. This is a fragrant and sticky substance, a secretion of coniferous trees (pine, fir, larch) that is appeared in case of the tree bark damage. Then the gallipot solidifies on the bark surface and creates a protective barrier which defends the tree against pathogenic microorganisms and insect pests.
Already in the old years the people found out as well the gallipot heals and protects the tree as it can heal and protect human health. The people collected, kept it and thanked the trees for help and healing. Because of its amazing properties the gallipot is very popular at the present time. It is obtained at the industrial level at now.
The main source of the pine gallipot obtaining as well as the essential pine oil is the Scots pine. Although at the present time there are more than hundred of kinds of this evergreen tree the most valuable products are obtained from the Scots pine.
The Scots Pine is an evergreen coniferous tree, the most common kind of pine trees. It can grow up to 40 meters in height. It has a straight trunk, long needles and a crown of a conical or rounded shape. Despite its name, the Scots pine is an amazing, one might even say, unique tree. It widespread can say a lot. This pine range covers a very big area such as Europe and Asia that can say about it adaptability to any conditions. And its healing features were famous even in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece.
The pine gallipot is used in medicine, pharmacological, cosmetology and even industry. Besides, the pine gallipot is the main raw material in production such valuable products for medicine as turpentine and rosin.
Externally, the gallipot is a viscous substance with sticky consistence of yellowish color. It has a pronounced tar and coniferous flavor. Also the gallipot can be in the solid form since it hardens quickly under influence of oxygen.
The gallipot of any coniferous tree contains of:
• Volatile substances (32-35%) – monoterpenes (a- и b- penenes, b-phellandrenes, camphene, karen, limine etc.);
• diterpenes, sekswiterpenes and it derivatives (8-10%);
• resin acids (77-77.5%);
• fat acids (0.3%) – lauric, palmitic, palmitoleic, oleic, stearic etc.;
• resin alcohol;
• macro- and microelements;
• amber acid.
Gallipots of the coniferous trees differ from each other in content of neutral substances. And the gallipots have a healing depending on these substances. The neutral substances are on average from 6 to 20% of the total weight:
• in the pine gallipot – 3-4%.
Applications in medicine
Gallipots of all the coniferous trees have pronounced antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, wound healing, anti-inflammatory, antivirus, antifungal, complex restorative, immunomodulatory effects.
Besides the pine gallipot, like the gallipot of other coniferous trees, is very effective in the prevention and treatment of many different diceases:
Viral and infectious deceases. Although it is assessed that the fir gallipot has a strongest antibacterial effect, gallipots of other coniferous trees have a similar property in some way. The gallipot is a natural antibiotic. Its antibacterial effect is not less than modern chemical antibiotics.
Deceases of the digestive system: stomach and duodenal ulcer, gastritis with acid’s low, gallstone decease, colitis, enterocolitis. The treatment by the gallipot restores the mucous lining, normalizes the digestive tract, improves the liver and pancreas function and also stimulates the secretion of the bile and its outflow.
Deceases of the cardiovascular system: cardiac angina, tachycardia, coronary heart decease, different inflammatory deceases of heart and blood vessels, varicose veins, thrombosis, thrombophlebitis. The cedar gallipot and the balms based on it reduce the blood viscosity, strengthen walls of the blood vessels and normalize the blood pressure.
Respiratory deceases: pneumonia, bronchitis, respiratory illnesses, angina (tonsillitis), pharyngitis, laryngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, adenoiditis and accompanying strong cough.
Skin deceases and traumatic injuries: furuncles, carbuncles, trophic ulcers, acne, fistulas, blisters, scabies, herpes, diathesis, fungus, psoriasis, eczema, shingles, burning and frostbites, scratching and abrasions, insect bites. The gallipot disinfects the damaged area of skin and accelerates regeneration processes. In this scars will not be formed.
Deceases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system: arthritis, polyarthritis, arthrosis, osteochondrosis, rickets, rheumatism and related deceases of the peripheral nervous system (radiculitis, plexitis, neuritis, neuralgia). The gallipot is used externally as a part of ointment, oil or cream to reduce a pain and an inflammatory process. It also stimulates regeneration processes in the tissue of locomotive organs.
Deceases of the endocrine system: different thyroid pathologies, diabetes. The gallipot use is very useful in the treatment of different inflammatory thyroid deceases. It also normalizes blood sugar.
Disorders of the central nervous system, psychological and emotional state. The gallipot contributes to relieve a stress, irritability, a head pain. It also eliminates insomnia, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome, increases efficiency.
Deceases of the genitourinary system: kidney and bladder deceases, urolithiasis, cystitis, urethritis, prostatitis, prostate adenomas, E.D.). the gallipot has diuretic, bactericidal, anti-inflammatory effects. Medicaments with the gallipot accelerate recovery.
Mouth and gum deceases. The gallipot is used to disinfect and deodorize the mouth cavity, against inflammations of the gum and also to restore the mucous linings. It is applied in the prevention and treatment of dental deceases (pulpitis, gingivitis, stomatitis, periodontal deceases).
Eye deceases. For a long time ago many people knew the gallipot is able to heal any eye decease: cataract, eyesore (corneal opacity) and different eye inflammations.
Gynaecological deceases: inflammatory and infectious decease (colpitis, cervicitis, erosions, vaginitis, vaginosis, candidiasis, mastitis) and also cracked nipples which arise in the breastfeeding. For the greater effect you can mix external and internal use of the gallipot and medicaments with it. Also the internal use helps to increase lactation in the postpartum period and also to reduce to minimum discomfort and pain in the premenstrual period.
eyesore (corneal opacity) and different eyes inflammations.
Oncological deceases. There is a twofold opinion about usefulness the gallipot in the treatment of oncological deceases. There are indications that the use of the gallipot increases sensitivity of cancer cells to chemotherapy. But once there is an opinion the gallipot activates cancer cell growth that can accelerate decease progression. The least that can be said the use of the gallipot and medicaments with it are suitable nicely to reduce a risk of cancer.
Body detoxification. Use of the gallipot stimulates the body renewal at the cellular level, eliminates of accumulated residuals, toxins and parasites. It is the cedar gallipot is used in the famous “Siberian cleaning”, the popular method of the body cleaning and renewal.
The ways to use in medicine
At the present time there are a lot of finished medical, cosmetic remedies and even different bioactive supplements based on the gallipot. You can use such finished products. You can use the gallipot independently as well. The advantage of independent preparing of healing remedies based on the gallipot that you will be sure in 100% quality of the product. Also it is very simply to prepare and use such remedies.
There are many simple receipts to prepare it for internal use (teas, infusions) and many simple procedures for external use (rubbing, massage, inhalation therapy, dropping, baths) at home.
The most common method of the use both internal and external is preparing an oily solution based on the gallipot, so named “The gallipot balm”. Such balm is a universal remedy which has a more healing effect than each its component in isolation.
To prepare the gallipot balm you should dissolve the natural gallipot in any vegetable oil (flaxseed oil, cedar nut oil etc.) which picked in according to decease. Concentration of the fir gallipot in such balm depends on type and difficulty of decease as follow:
• internal use – from 1 to 5% of the gallipot;
• external use – from 5 to 100%.
Applications in cosmetology
Because of its reach content and useful properties, the pine gallipot is effectively used in care of body and face skin, hair and nails. Useful features and methods of their use in cosmetology with the pine gallipot are very similar to features and methods of their use in cosmetology with the cedar gallipot. More information about the use of the cedar gallipot in cosmetology you can see here.
Since the use of the gallipot in the natural pure form is rather difficulty from its viscosity, the gallipot is usually used either as a part of finished cosmetics or products with it preparing independently. The advantage of that independent preparing is that you will be sure in the quality and natural content of this product.
The most common method of independent use of the pine gallipot, as mentioned above, is preparing of an oil solution based on it, so named “The gallipot balm”. As a base for that balm, you can take any vegetable oil (cedar nut oil, flaxseed oil, buckthorn oil etc.) in depend on the purposes for which you need this balm. Useful properties of that balm will be similar with properties of the famous “Turpentine balm”, which is prepared on the base of the cedar gallopot and the cedar nut oil. More information about the cedar gallopit and amazing properties of the turpentine balm you can see here.
Individual intolerance to components of the pine gallipot. It is recommended to test for an allergy before the use. For this you need to apply some quantity of the product onto your wrist or elbow inside. If you have no an allergic reaction in a 12 hours (irritant, rash) you can apply the gallipot.
- Before internal use of products based on the gallipot consult a doctor especially in cases pregnancy, lactation or childhood under 12 years.
- It is not advisable to use the gallipot internally if you have hyperacid gastritis or kidney deceases.
Storage conditions and shelf life
Unique property of the natural gallipot is that it doesn’t age and keeps its healing properties over the centuries. It is the only feature that the gallipot hardens quickly under influence of oxygen. It is rather difficult to use the gallipot in this solid form. You can solve the problem by heating it a little bit.
With regards to preparing remedies based on the gallipot, you must store them in the dark, dry and cold place but not more than 3 months.