Benefits of Baguio pine
This tall tree is also known as “Benguet Pine”, native to the Philippines, which comes with the scientific name Pinus kesiya. As the name implies, it is usually found in the elevated areas of Baguio City and the Mountain Province. However, it is occasionally seen in Metro Manila and other lowland areas, although, growing inadequately.
According to study, it yielded alpha-pinene, a monoterpene, with anti-bacterial, expectorant, insecticidal and tranquilizing properties. It is a good source of Philippine turpentine oil, which is usually applied to the skin for joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain and toothaches. In the Mountain Province, the latex is rubbed over arthritic pain.