Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pine Tree Medicinal Plant

By Liliana Usvat


Pines are evergreen, coniferous resinous trees (or rarely shrubs) growing 3–80 m tall, with the majority of species reaching 15–45 m tall. The smallest are Siberian dwarf pine and Potosi pinyon, and the tallest is a 268.35-foot (81.79-meter) tall ponderosa pine located in southern Oregon's Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest.

How Old?

The bristlecone pines are the oldest single living organisms known (though some plants form clonal colonies which may be many times older). The oldest bristlecone pines are single plants that have been alive for a little more than 5,000 years. These very old trees are of great importance in dendrochronology or tree-ring dating.

A specimen of Pinus longaeva located in the White Mountains of California was measured by Tom Harlan to be 5,062 years old in 2012.


Pines grow well in acid soils, some also on calcareous soils; most require good soil drainage, preferring sandy soils, but a few (e.g. Lodgepole pine) will tolerate poorly drained wet soils. A few are able to sprout after forest fires (e.g. Canary Island pine).


Edible seeds of the Korean pine (Pinus koraiensis)
Some species have large seeds, called pine nuts, that are harvested and sold for cooking and baking. They are an important ingredient of Pesto alla genovese.

Natural Medicine

A tea made by steeping young, green pine needles in boiling water (known as "tallstrunt" in Sweden) is high in vitamins A and C.

If cough , you can try the infusion of pine nuts because it protects your airways acting as a conditioner and helps you to relax after exercise . Pine tree and you are helpful when problems arise in the lungs , whether we are talking about colds rebel or about pneumonia .  

In cold weather, when rheumatism begins to stiffen joints, helps baths decoction of tree branches or buds essential oil .  

Therapeutic purposes , from fir and pine are used buds , bark , resin , and fir needles. 

 Homemade remedies buds If times irritating dry cough , syrup helps pine or fir .
Cook a pound of pine nuts or pine and 2 liters of water. Stir and allow to boil for a quarter of an hour . When cool , add 2 pounds of sugar and cook until boils .  Store the content and  in airtight bottles .  

Syrup and bathrooms with fir -all frequent colds and bronchitis in children occur because of a weakened immune system . Baths are recommended daily for 2-3 weeks , with an infusion of pine nuts . In a water bath put 5 liters of infusion prepared from two hands pine nuts .  

The bathroom has a firming and toning overall immune system. For dry cough and fever, children should  take daily 8-10 teaspoons of syrup with honey tree .  

The remedy is used to combat fatigue intellectual facing more adults . Take a few teaspoons of syrup tree in the morning on an empty stomach . It helps regulate blood sugar and nerve activity .

Decoction of the tree pine branches of young fir  to 3 liters of water, relieves rheumatic pains faced especially the elderly.

 In case of sciatica, joint inflammation and joint pain and muscle use pine tree decoction baths for 15-20 minutes at least 3 times a week.

Pine  Curative factor: buds
Diseases for which recommended:  

  • in the treatment of the larynx
  • trachea and bronchi, 
  •  the treatment pleuritelor and  
  • pneumonia, diseases of the larynx and trachea;  
  • cataracts cystitis
  • urethritis,  
  • pyelitis,  
  • chronic rheumatism, 
  • arthritis generalized spondylosis,
  •  osteoporosis,  
  • senile
  • delayed consolidation broken bones.
Preparation  Tincture

Over 20 gr of fresh pine needles, chopped, put 200 ml white spirit 70 degrees and let soak for 2 weeks. Strain the steeping pressing vegetable matter, filter it and pour it in dark bottles.
All the buds can be prepared a soothing infusion in case of bronchitis and urinary stones. 

Pour 250 ml of boiling water over one teaspoon of buds crumble well. Allow to infuse for 15 minutes and strain.

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