The Tree Story
Aleppo Pine (Toxin Doctor) – Pinus halepensis
The resin of Aleppo Pine is used to flavor The Greek wine retsina. The oil made from its pine nuts is used as a healing oil, soothing allergies, and internally as an appetite suppressant. These “nuts”, carry a antitoxin, but can contain the same allergen that is found in peanuts. The tree from which this essence was made, grows just at the end of the path leading into the field in front of my house. It was a baby when I first moved there and has grown into quite a beautiful young tree producing, her own babies now. One day it will be 25 meters high. Her cones do not ripen and release their seed until they have been on the tree for up to two years.