Screw Pine Water This page first published: Jun 27, 2004 · Modified: Jun 20, 2018 · by CooksInfo. Copyright © 2020 Screw Pine Water is a diluted version of Screw Pine Essence and therefore less expensive. It is sold as a clear liquid. You can buy natural or artificial. In Northern India, it is used mostly to flavour sweets. Sometimes, it is sprinkled over rice before serving.