Maritime Pine

(rINN)

💊 Chemical information

Cluster Pine; Strandkiefer.
CAS — 174882-69-0 (pycnogenol).

Pharmacopoeias.

In USNF.

USNF 26

(Maritime Pine). It consists of the bark of stems of Pinus pinaster (Pinus maritima) (Pinaceae). It contains not less than 8.0% and not more than 12.0% of procyanidins, calculated on the dried basis and is intended to be used in the preparation of extracts only and is not for direct human consumption. Store at a temperature of 25°, excursions permitted between 15° and 30°. Protect from moisture.

💊 Profile

The bark of the maritime pine, Pinus pinaster (P. maritima) (Pinaceae) is a source of flavonoid compounds. A mixture of procyanidins extracted from the bark is known as pycnogenol, although the term pycnogenols has also been applied to procyanidin flavonoids in general. Preparations of such bark extracts are promoted for their antoxidant action. Maritime pine is a source of pine needle oil. Pine needle oil from maritime pine (Pinus pinaster oil) is included in preparations for minor respiratory-tract disorders and in topical preparations for the relief of musculoskeletal, joint, and soft-tissue disorders. Turpentine oil is distilled from the oleoresin.

💊 Preparations

USP 31: Maritime Pine Extract. Proprietary PreparationsMulti-ingredient: Arg.: Aseptobron; Ital.: Algorex; Flebil Plus; Flogofort; Signum; Philipp.: Pynocare 40 Actisome; UK: Zinopin; USA: Pycnogenol Plus.
Published May 08, 2019.