Besides being beautiful to look at, Japanese pines have a lot of health benefits too.
For instance, Japanese red pine needle oil has high levels of chlorophyll, a natural "feel good" chemical, as well as vitamin A, iron, and beta carotene.
Besides the anti-aging properties that it gets from the vitamin a and beta carotene, Japanese red pine needle oil also fights off fungi and bacteria in your body, somewhat like honey does.
Other researchers claim that red pine needle oil can lower blood pressure, improve thyroid function, and help prevent tumors from forming.
Although, as with any claim, you should take it with a grain of salt, there is actually a lot of scientific basis for believing in the benefits of Japanese red pine needle oil -- it's definitely worth a try.