In Siberia, pine trees adapt to a severe continental climate, thus are characterized by high cold resistance. The ability to withstand very low winter temperatures (up to -65°C in the East of Siberia) contributes to making wood drier and denser. Besides, due to its great antiseptic properties, in the pine forest number of microbes in the air is about 500 per 1m 3 , while in big cities this number rises up to 36 000 per 1m 3.
The therapeutic properties of pine were discovered way back in the time of our great ancestors: during the excavation works of ancient Sumerian settlements, scientists discovered clay tablets dated 5000 years containing medical recipes using extracts from pine needles. Pine needles are rich in phytoncide substances able to disinfect the air, which is why the majority of wellness facilities and summer camps are placed specifically in pine forests.
The pine buds and needles have a truly unique chemical composition, containing plenty of substances useful for the
Here are a few of them: