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25 benefits and side effects of wild pistachios

Wild or Mountain pistachio, which is also called turpentine or wild pistachio which is grow in mountains of Iran(mostly in center, west and east parts of Iran), is a genus of pistachios and has very wide benefits.

Pistachio has different of varieties and wild one is one of them

Fruits, leaves, naturally secreted gum (turpentine) and plant galls are the medicinal parts of this plant.

To learn more about the benefits and harms of pistachios in the treatment of diseases, follow Ebtor.

What is wild pistachio and where it grows.

Mountain pistachio or Pesteh is a special pistachio that can be seen in some parts of Iran.The fruit of mountain pistachio is in the form of a shaft, its kernel is oily and it is consumed as a seed.

The outer shell of this fruit is green in youth and part of it is red and is harvested half-ripe in May.

It is necessary to explain that pistachio trees secrete a kind of natural gum known as Saqr, which contains many useful substances and compounds and has many healing properties.

To get acquainted with the benefits of Turpentine fallow this Article.

Wild mountain pistachio has a dark green color and is spherical in shape.

The properties of mountain pistachio are almost equal to those of pistachio nuts.

Its kernel is similar to pistachio kernel but smaller in size.

Mountain pistachio has almost the same benefits as nut pistachios.

In Kerman province, they prepare a traditional food called (Qategh Baneh) by using mountain pistachio.

To prepare this dish, first grind and powder pistachio kernels and boil them.

This food is full of energy and fat, which is very beneficial.

In this article, we will introduce the most important properties and benefits of mountain pistachio.

Characteristics of Wild pistachio

Wild pistachio trees’ height reaches up to 7 or 9 meters.

In some mountainous areas, such as Iranian Kurdistan, its fruit is called “Qazvan”, which is used to flavor buttermilk and animal oils, as well as to make pickles.

Coriander tree is a source of turpentine juice.

Turpentine, which in the Kurdish dialect of Baneh region is called (Benesht), is a very light, thick and very sticky green gum that has many medicinal uses and is uses as a strong laxative in the treatment of constipation and gastrointestinal disorders.

25% of turpentine juice contains valuable and industrial turpentine oil, which has many applications in industry.


In addition, turpentine juice is uses in the preparation of chewing gum, perfumes, deodorants, insecticides and in the pharmaceutical industry in the preparation of emollients and disinfectants.

In addition, it is uses in the plastics industry, shoe and leather wax production and printing industry.

Due to the lack of suitable conversion industries, most of the turpentine in Iran exports abroad and then uses as a base material in many of the above industries.

Although there are no exact statistics on the number of coriander trees in Baneh, their number is about 10,000 and 20,000.

Turpentine and Characteristics

On average, 500 to 1000 grams of turpentine is obtained from each tree, which increases even more in suitable conditions and rainy years.

In Baneh, pistachio tree is often seen as masses mixed with oak trees in the villages of Kani Sur, Siahomeh, Darineh, Bashvan, Baneh Zhaj, Hamzalan,Reshki.

The fruit of this tree ripens at the same time as the “Zamardan” date.

The unripe type of this fruit, which is eaten raw and without the need to break the shell (before the shell hardens), is called Baneh Che or in the local dialect of Sarvestan region, Baneh Shah.

In the local dialect, in the region of Neyriz, it is also called Baneh-e-Shak.

The kernel of coriander fruit is similar to pistachio but much smaller.

Due to the hard skin of the seed, under normal conditions it is not possible to produce seedlings by planting it, but the seed germinates in the spring after staying in the environment for several years and the shell is worn or cracked in the frost.

The fruit has a sour taste and a dark green color.

Consumption of the treeThe native tree is an area where only a small number of other tree species grow, which has led to a local reduction in the number of trees in its natural habitat for its wood.

Today, this species is mostly in the mountainous regions of Iran.

The tree is often a base for Pistacia vera, which produces pistachio nuts.

Resin and oil are edible fruits of the tree and uses in traditional medicine, perfumes and to produce alcohol.

The tree is also plants as a beautiful tree for parks and along roadsides near the Black Sea and in the hot regions of North America.

In addition, the tree is uses for crops and to prevent soil erosion.

Hormozgan and around Bandar Abbas it is “Kasoudang” Kasoudang and in Bushehr “Kolkhong” Kolkhong.

Ilam it is Qolong and in Kurdistan Qozvan.

In Turkey it is “Melengic”.

It is commercially packages , sell and exports to other countries.

In some parts of Iran, ripe coriander kernels are pours into boiling water after grinding to c9ck a food with it.

In Kerman province, this food is “Qategh Baneh”.

Coriander is a very hot bean and because it is oily, it has fat and of course a lot of energy.

Turpentine is a product of coriander trees which has a great economic value.

Wild ppistachio blossom

Properties of coriander or pistachio

One of the properties of pistachio is the treatment of anemia.

People with anemia can use this fruit in cooking, for example, to eliminate anemia, coriander in  local foods such as curd instead of walnuts is a good choice.

Other properties of pistachio use treat headaches.

The use of coriander fruit is effective to strengthen sexual power.

Also, people with osteoporosis should eat coriander.

Coriander is effective in relieving back pain, back pain and colic pain, and coriander poultice is excellent in the treatment of inflammation and hard wounds, since coriander is rich in vitamins A and types B and D.

it strengthens the nerves.

It treats lip cracks and prevents retinitis and is effective in preventing osteoporosis.

Coriander can uses to treat all types of stomach worms.

Pistachio is effective in treating frequent urination and drip.

Wild pistachio for skin and hair

One of the most important benefits of pistachio is the healing of wounds on the skin. This fruit reduces inflammation and is effective in healing wounds.

It is interesting to know that by consuming pistachio poultice, insect bites can be prevented.

This poultice is also uses to increase nail resistance.

cracking of the skin can treat by mixing pistachio with olive oil.

Pistachio can provide a great mask for the skin.

mountain pistachios powder and paste with some water and placed on the skin.

To remove the lunar eclipse, pound the coriander on the lunar eclipse and repeat this.

In the past, burnt mountain pistachio is uses to grow hair.

This poultice is also effective for disease (baldness) and you can use coriander oil to smooth the sound.

Weight gain with mountain pistachios

Pistachio has a lot of calories, however, its use alone does not cause weight gain, but by mixing it with peanuts, almonds and pistachios and pulverizing this mixture, and then mixing it with some sugar and daily consumption causes weight gain.

Strengthen the nerves with pistachios

Pistachio is effective for strengthening the nerves and is also useful in increasing memory power.

Elderly people can prevent Alzheimer’s disease by using pistachio halva.

To strengthen the nerves, a mixture of pistachio and sugar is a good natural option .

Grind a few pistachios to powder and then add a tablespoon of sugar and eat.

Benefits of Wild Pistachio

  1. Pistachio has all the minerals needed by the body (iodine, iron, zinc, manganese, potassium, amino acid and protein) all amino acids as well as very useful oil that cleanses the arteries.
  2. Wild pistachio oil can be used instead of ostrich oil in massage and joint pain, which is cheaper.
  3. You can use pour wild pistachio oil on salads.
  4. For children and teenagers who are growing, taste mountain pistachio oil so that they can eat it with interest.
  5. Use wild pistachios such as Kaljush curd, which is both cheaper and healthier because curd is cold and lax, but mountain pistachio is warm and nutritious.
  6. Pregnant women should use mountain pistachio food for general strengthening of their body.
  7. In our world, where almost all foods are sprayed, organic pistachios are completely exceptional.
  8. Pistachio – This fruit is useful for patients with paralysis, congestion, MS and those suffering from weakness of body.
  9. Wild pistachio increases energy and is therefore useful for cancer prevention.
  10. Those who are looking for protein.
  11. Mountain pistachio improves strengthen and sexual power.
  12. For the treatment of simple diarrhea, the bark and leaves of this plant can be used.
  13. Coriander is sedative.
  14. Pickled coriander is useful for cleansing the liver and relieving headaches.
  15. Coriander oil is good for cleaning the voice.
  16. is uses to strengthen memory power.
  17. Coriander fruit is uses to repel small kidney stones.
  18. oil of the plant cleanses the chest and lungs.
  19. To lighten the skin color, you can use crushed coriander as a mask.
  20. Coriander is useful for night blindness.
  21. It is useful for those who suffer from osteoporosis.
  22. for lip cracks.
  23. Coriander is good to remove various types of stomach worms.
  24. Pistachio gum has a relaxing effect on muscles and relaxation.
  25. Pistachio is good to balance the body and eliminate cold temper.

Harms of Wild pistachio

Excessive consumption of pistachios causes mouth ulcers and anorexia.
It should be noted that today, due to the value of this plant, its protection is a priority and they use the right methods to use it.
Also, fruits, leaves and juice of mountain pistachio uses in the pharmaceutical industry.
In addition, the various organs of the pistachio tree have a wide range of industrial uses, and from its seeds, a very good edible oil is obtained.