Persian Turpentine Fruit (Baneh)

1. Scientific Name: Pistacia atlantica Desf.
Synonyms: Pistacia Mutica F.M.
English Name: Wild Pistachio Fruits
Other Names in English:
2. Scientific Name: Pistacia Khinjuk Stocks
Synonyms: Pistacia Acuminata Boiss & B.H., Pistacia Integerrima Stew. Ex Brandis
English Name: Persian Turpentine Fruits
Other Names in English:
Family: Anacardiaceae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Hot and dry
If eaten 12 to 20 grams, it is refreshing and strengthens the liver and spleen, stimulates sexual power, relieves internal pain, relieves obstruction of the kidneys, removes moisture from the chest and lungs, crushes bladder stones, is an anti-abdominal worm, diuretic and emmenagogue, warms the kidneys and stomach, relieves bloating, treat Parkinson, paralysis, cough, asphyxia, back pain and polydipsia.


Pistacia atlantica tree, also known as Persian turpentine, is a plant from Anacardiaceae family. It is a small tree with a height of 3 to 7 meters, which sometimes reaches 15 meters in suitable conditions, and has a relatively thick, uneven trunk with a smooth and dark bark. The fruit is spherical and small in the size of a pea (slightly larger) with a long tail and green skin that has a seed in it, the green skin of the fruit is fragrant and the seed is oily. This tree can be seen in different regions of Iran.

Chemical Constituents

The fatty acids, sterols, triacylglycerols (TAG), tocopherols, polyphenols, and pigments.
Oleic acid, palmitic acid and octadecanoic acid are the main components in the oil of P. atlantica.

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