- What other names is Turpentine Oil known by?
- What is Turpentine Oil?
- How does Turpentine Oil work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Turpentine Oil.
Don't confuse turpentine oil with gum turpentine, which is the resin.
Turpentine oil is applied to the skin for joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, and toothaches.
People sometimes breathe in (inhale) the vapors of turpentine oil to reduce the chest congestion that goes along with some lung diseases.
In foods and beverages, distilled turpentine oil is used as a flavoring.
In manufacturing, turpentine oil is used in soap and cosmetics and also as a paint solvent.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Toothaches, when applied to the skin.
- Joint, muscle and nerve pain, when applied to the skin.
- Lung problems, when breathed in (inhaled).
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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