I found essential oil of turpentine for sale here:
(certainly this must be safer than the *industrial* turpentine for internal use?)
Turpentine is also part of a formula that you inhale for your lungs here:
(Might be good for fungus in lungs?)
Here is Dr. J.H. McLean's Volcanic Oil...main ingredient is turpentine oil.
(but I do not know if it's only for external usage...the company could be called to ask
about the quality/source/purity of the turpentine, etc)
Active Ingredient: Turpentine Oil (9.7%). Inactive Ingredients: Camphor Sassafrassy Oil,
Chlorothymol, Linseed (Flaxseed) Oil, Petrolatum, Pine Oil.
Plus, CVS is a major chain store -- easy to get:
Also >> Turpentine Oil, Rectified 2 oz
Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine, External Analgesic
Also, found a great amount of info and preparations here:
Internally, the oil is given in small doses in bronchitis and phthisis, and to arrest
haemorrhage from the lungs, nose, uterus, kidneys, or intestine, but its use for the
latter purpose is based on misconception. Large doses are purgative and anthelmintic; to
prevent absorption they are best given with castor oil. Oil of turpentine expels tape
worms and thread worms; for the latter it may be used as Enema Terebinthinae, with, or
without, castor oil. It is given internally, and by enema, in the tympanites of typhoid
fever. The oil may be administered in mixture form, emulsified with half its weight of
powdered gum acacia, or one-fourth its weight of powdered tragacanth, by the processes
described in the monographs on those gums; it is also given enclosed in gelatin capsules.
Oil of turpentine has been given as an antidote in cases of poisoning by phosphorus; but,
though it combines with the phosphorus to form compounds of a less toxic nature than that
substance, the results have not been entirely satisfactory. In cases of poisoning by
large doses of oil of turpentine, emetics and demulcent drinks should be given, with
magnesium sulphate to promote purgation and opium to relieve pain.
Go here: http://www.henriettesherbal.com/eclectic/bpc1911/pinus_tere.html
Scotch pine oil is extracted from the fresh pine needles and branch tips. The oil is used for colds and fevers. According to the "PDR for Herbal Medicines," scotch pine is known also as turpentine oil, but differs from the paint thinner. Scotch pine must be obtained from a certified herbalist for purity and dosage recommendation.
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