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Pine needles: useful properties, contraindications, benefit and harm

Useful and therapeutic properties of pine bark, treatment of pine bark diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, vascular disease. Pine bark extract in the treatment of various diseases.

Recent studies by Italian scientists make it more attentive to treat the treatment of various diseases of the pine bark. It turns out the pine bark is used by herbalists - healers from time immemorial for the treatment of such diseases, which are beyond the power of official medicine.

So, what is the chemical composition of pine bark in terms of the treatment of various diseases? The first to attract attention are unique tannins, D – galacturonic acid, and such complexes of biologically active substances as pycnogenol and resveratrol.
The combination of these substances, when they affect the disease, is surprising, it would seem that there is no such sore that this complex can not cope with, here diabetes, hypertension, and stroke, impotence, osteoporosis ...

The combination of minerals and trace elements in the pine bark, as well as various acids, is perfectly suitable for the human body and can be a biologically active additive for the treatment of reduced immunity, chronic fatigue. Hexane extract obtained from pine bark has hydrophobic and biocidal properties and is used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Based on pine bark extract, a wrinkle-inhibiting cream has been developed, i.e., it slows down the aging process of the skin. When using this cream improves the elasticity and firmness of the skin. Bark extract is the only natural supplement that stimulates the production of hyaluronic acid in human skin.
And all thanks to Pycnogenol, which is part of the pine bark, the natural strongest antioxidant. By the way, this complex of substances is successfully used in the treatment of hypertension, the effects of stroke, diabetes.

Pine bark in traditional medicine

Pine, a beautiful tree and an ancient one, has long been used in traditional medicine, but Australian scientists have discovered a previously unknown property of pine bark: pine bark extract helps restore memory in severe concussions and brain injuries.
For three months, they gave patients who survived severe brain injuries with injuries, pine bark extract, and as a result, patients began to suffer less forgetfulness, memory and spatial orientation improved significantly.

If you add pine bark extract to food every day, it will help people suffering from heart failure. When treating pine bark extract in patients, vessels and the heart become stronger, the heart rate and blood pressure decrease.

Bark of pine and willow, taken in equal proportions, crushed into powder, take one teaspoon 30 minutes before breakfast. Pine bark is an immunomodulator, has the strongest analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, willow bark has an antiseptic and anti-rheumatic effect.

To reduce cholesterol, take pine bark powder (take bark from young pine branches, dry, grind) half a teaspoon once a day before meals (drink water) for three weeks, if necessary, repeat the treatment after a week. Include in the diet pumpkin, onions, beets, garlic, viburnum, mint and lingonberries.

The magic pine bark will also help in the treatment of osteoporosis.

With age, the condition of the vessels deteriorates, the lumens are made smaller, the vessels lack a routine. To prevent this from happening, eat honey with lemon and add 0.5 tsp to a small amount of pine bark powder, the vessels will be grateful to you!

Bark and folk treatment of impotence

In March, the trees begin to “wake up” and the life-giving juices begin their movement along the tree’s “circulatory system”. It's time to collect the bark and kidneys for the preparation of medicinal potions.

An amazingly healing remedy for the treatment of the prostate gland and all types of impotence can be prepared from the bark of thirteen trees collected before March 15: pine (1 part), juniper (1 part), fir (1 part), spruce (1 part), birch (1 part ), apple (1 part), aspen (0, 5 parts), linden (1 part), larch (1 part), oak (1 part), poplar (0.5 part), alder (1 part), willow ( 1 part).
The entire bark can be removed young, from the branches, or taken directly from the trunk of the tree. The bark is collected, now it needs to be crushed with a knife or scissors, mix thoroughly, and the bark of the poplar and aspen need to be taken less.

Pour 1 cup of raw materials with 2.5 - 3 liters of drinking water and put on a small fire, boil for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand 12 hours (wrapped tightly), then strain and pour 500 grams of vodka, put in storage in the refrigerator. Take this remedy in half a glass three times a day 30 minutes before meals.

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Preparation of raw materials

To pine needles, as much as possible, showed healing qualities, it is necessary to properly prepare it and take care of storage. Pine needles can be harvested for a whole year, but more vitamin C is contained in the fall and winter.

And if you need fresh shoots, the harvesting is better to do in the summer. Twigs can be stored in the snow or on a cold balcony for up to two months. No need to put their water, so needles in two days will lose nutrients.

Useful properties of pine needles

Fresh needles are rich in valuable substances, in particular vitamins: C, D, K, E, A, B2 and R. There are acids in it, for example, pantothenic, benzoic. There are alkaloids, anthocyanin compounds, phytoncides and mineral salts. Essential oil is of great value, which is used in various fields: medicine, cosmetology, industrial production.

Thanks to a wide range of various useful substances, fresh green needles, buds, branches have a light choleretic, diuretic property. On the basis of needles, preparations are prepared that have a pronounced antibacterial, disinfecting, stimulating effect.

With their help, you can clear the kidneys, gallbladder from small stones, remove toxins from liver cells.

Pine needles are used in the complex treatment of the heart and blood vessels. To enhance immunity, restore the body after a serious illness, they drink broths. Regular consumption of decoctions, infusions contributes to the excretion of radionuclides, harmful and poisonous substances.

Healers advise to drink the means of the needles for colds, as they contribute to the speedy recovery. Siberians, whose edges are extremely rich in coniferous trees, have long been treated with scurvy with pine broth.

How can pine buds be used?

Decoction based on pine buds has a number of useful properties, thanks to which it is used in medicine:

  • eliminates inflammation
  • has a diuretic effect
  • destroys germs
  • has a disinfecting property
  • has a hemostatic effect.

In addition to these properties, pine can also help a person get rid of cough, because it is an expectorant. The fact is that the oils of this plant are able to excite the epithelium of the respiratory tract. In addition, pine has a stimulating effect on ciliated epithelium.

To combat bronchitis, you can prepare tea from pine buds. Such a drug can also help fight pneumonia, kidney disease and gallstone disease. To prepare such a tea, you need to take 10 grams of pine buds and pour a glass of boiling water. After that, the resulting broth must be cooled to room temperature.

Needles needles

Pine needles are also rich in nutrients. From it you can prepare a lot of different decoctions and infusions, which are now actively used in the treatment of many diseases. It is best to collect the needles in the winter or late fall. It is at this time that it is most rich in useful properties.

  1. From pine needles you can make a real vitamin infusion. To do this, you need to collect about 4 cups of raw materials. After that, it must be thoroughly washed and cut with scissors into small particles. Next, the needles should be filled with cold water, it will be enough just half a liter of liquid. To remove bitterness in the infusion, you need to add 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Then the mixture must be placed in a dark and cool place, where the vitamin drink can be infused for 2-3 days. Take a similar drink to one glass per day. It will help to enrich the body with the necessary vitamin C, as well as increase the body's resistance to various colds, and strengthen the immune system.
  2. You can also quickly prepare another vitamin infusion based on needles. First you need to boil 200 ml of water and pour about 40 grams of washed raw material into it. For taste, you can add a teaspoon of sugar and a little lemon zest. Then you need to turn down the heat and boil the mixture a little. Next, you need to cool the infusion and add a little lemon juice.
  3. Infusion of needles can be used not only for internal use, but also for a bath. It is good to use coniferous infusion in the bath with various depressive states, as well as neuroses. For the preparation will require a kilogram of a mixture of needles and buds. This mixture is filled with boiling water and steamed for 3-4 hours. After that, the resulting infusion can be drained and poured into the bath.
  4. Great needles of pine needles to cleanse the blood vessels. Preparing a decoction is also quite simple. You need to take 5 tablespoons of pine needles, which you must chop, as well as a couple of tablespoons of chopped onion peel. Also added to the mixture three spoons of wild rose. The whole mixture should be poured with one liter of hot water. All this infusion should be boiled for a quarter of an hour, after which the broth is filtered and taken once a day before meals.
  5. Pine needles can be used as a diuretic. For its preparation you will need a tablespoon of crushed raw materials. This amount must be poured over with a liter of boiling water and left for half an hour for steaming. The resulting decoction should be drunk one tablespoon four times a day.

Fresh pine needles - use in the treatment

Before we go directly to the recipes, I want to remind you that for the correction of health it is better to use needles collected in early spring or winter. At this time, it is most useful. However, if necessary, you can collect and use green needles all year round.

You can keep branches, buried in the snow or put on a cold balcony. For treatment, take very fresh needles and the very tips of the branches with shoots.

So, let's proceed to the recipes:

Needles for immunity. Raw cut finely with scissors. It will take 1 cup. Pour into an enamel pan, pour boiling water with liter. Cover, wrap with something warm. Wait an hour. Add another liter of water, but already cool, boiled.

In half an hour, pour everything through a frequent sieve covered with gauze into another dish. Wait another 8 hours. Carefully pour into the jar, trying not to stir the precipitate. Add honey, a little lemon juice to taste. Keep in the cold. Drink a little during the day when you want to drink.

Needles as a means to improve eyesight. In the complex treatment of various eye diseases, healers advise taking an infusion prepared according to this recipe: pour 4 tbsp. chopped fresh needles and shoots 0.5 liters of boiling water. It is better and faster to cook using a thermos.

Leave for 3-4 hours. Strain fragrant medicine, let cool. Pour into a dark bottle, keep in the cold. Take a sip several times a day.

Cardiovascular diseases, treatment of patients after a stroke: in the evening in a pan, fill in needles with young shoots. You can put and chopped small twigs. Just need a liter jar of raw materials. Top up with 3 liters of boiling filtered or spring water. It is useful to add half a cup of raspberry leaves, currants, or, even better, knotweed grass.

Boil again, boil under a lid with a barely noticeable boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, wrap up warmly. Wait for it to cool. It is better to leave until the morning. Strain the finished product. Drink instead of tea, slightly heated, adding a little honey and a slice of lemon.

Kidney disease: there is a very good remedy that can be included in the course of primary therapy. Only first, be sure to consult your doctor, as there are contraindications for some renal diseases.

To prepare put in the pan 5 tbsp. l cut pine needles with shoots. Add another 2 tbsp. l Husks from onions. Pour a liter of soft filtered, bottled or spring water. Bring to a boil, cook at a very low temperature for 15 minutes.

Remove from the stove, warm with a warm blanket or woolen blanket. Leave for 6-8 hours. Strain. The broth should be drunk a little all day. Prepare fresh medicine in the morning.

Cheap nail and skin ointment ointment. You can make an ointment according to this popular recipe: you need a pound of needles and 200 g of softened butter. Pour a layer of finely chopped needles into a refractory dish (it is better to use sharp scissors for cutting), about a centimeter.

Tamper them tightly. Lay a layer of about 1 cm of oil. So alternate layers until the components run out. Put in a preheated oven, where leave for 6 hours to simmer at a very low temperature.

Strain the finished ointment (while warm), mix well. Keep in the cold. Every day several times grease the affected areas. It is especially useful to rub ointment before bedtime, to leave on all night. Wear cotton socks to prevent staining.

Healing baths with pine needles

Baths of their fresh needles are effective for nervous, skin diseases, diseases of bones, joints, rheumatism, etc. Naturally, subject to course application, 7-10 procedures, every other day.

For one bath you will need about 2 kg of finely broken, chopped branches with needles. It is necessary to boil them in 3-5 liters of water for an hour. Moreover, it is necessary that the boiling was weak, barely noticeable. Then let the broth stand, strain and pour into a full bath. Water should not be very hot - about 37-38 degrees. The procedure time is not more than half an hour.

Pine needle decoction - recipe and cooking

Helps to overcome illnesses:

  • Retinal detachment.
  • The defeat of the optic nerve.
  • Myopia.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Convulsive states.
  • Heart diseases.
  • Vegetative dysfunction.

For sight

Five tablespoons of chopped needles should be poured with two cups of boiling water. Insist twelve hours in a glass jar, then strain it thoroughly. To use five times a day, it is better - after a meal.

Vitamin drink

Good help to strengthen your immune system. Shred needles, place in an enamel bowl and pour boiling water on it. Proportion - 50 grams / per 1 liter. Insist twenty minutes, and then dilute with a liter of clean cold water.

After the broth, insist for six hours in a semi-dark and relatively cool (but not too cold) place. Next, strain and mix with a small amount of honey, acidify with lemon juice.

For the treatment of cholecystitis cholelithiasis, and cough

Take 200 milliliters of boiling water and fill them with one tablespoon of pine needles. Boil for 20 minutes. After that, strain, cool, and drink at a time.


One large spoonful of pine needles poured boiling water, use 250 milliliters. Insist thirty minutes, then strain. Use a tablespoon four times a day after meals.

Restore the liver after a feast

It is necessary to pour 3-3.5 tablespoons of pine needles just boiled water, removed from the stove, boil for thirty minutes. Strain thoroughly and cool almost completely. Take 90-110 milliliters per day. Thus, you saturate the body with valuable vitamins, and restore the liver cells.

Needles in cosmetology

Cream for dull skin and problem. This is a very good recipe for making homemade cream based on fresh needles. It can also be used with excess fat.

To prepare, you must first prepare the infusion: pour half a cup of boiling water 1 tbsp. pine needles. Cover, wrap. After an hour, pour into a jar through a sieve. To infusion add 1 tsp. glycerin, mix well.

Melt in a water bath 50 g high-quality butter. Add to it 2 tbsp. l olive or peach. Beat in 2 raw yolks, pour 2 tsp. honey, thoroughly rub to uniformity.

Now gradually pour coniferous infusion to the mixture, mixing it all the time with a fork. You can use a blender. At the end, add 30 mg. camphor alcohol and mix well again.

You should get a homogeneous emulsion, which is poured into a bottle, put in the fridge. Ежедневно смазывайте ею очищенное лицо, деликатно вбивая в кожу. Если все не впитывается, остатки удаляйте влажной салфеткой.

Маска для лица

This mask will help to cope with the peeling of the skin in winter, as well as give it a soft and velvety.

First, prepare infusion needles. Washed and shredded needles are poured with boiling water so that the water completely covers them and leave to stand for 40 minutes.

After this, the infusion must be filtered. 2-3 teaspoons of coniferous infusion mix with 2 teaspoons of cottage cheese, 2 teaspoons of oatmeal, 2 teaspoons of buckwheat flour and one egg yolk. The consistency of the mixture should turn out like thick sour cream.

Apply the mask on a cleansed face and leave for 15-20 minutes. After that, it must first be removed with a napkin and rinse off the remnants with warm water. You can repeat this procedure twice a week for two weeks. Your skin will become tender and velvety, and the peeling will pass.

Body Scrub

For scrub, we need: sea salt, coffee grounds or ground coffee, needles. Well washed and dried pine needles cut and grind in a mortar or grind in a coffee grinder. Salt is also desirable to grind. All ingredients are mixed in the following proportions: 2 parts salt and 1 part needles and coffee. You can add a shower gel to the mix. This scrub can be used for anti-cellulite massage.

Broth for hair

This decoction helps to cope with dandruff and promotes hair growth.

Pour 1 spoonful of pine needles with 1 cup boiling water, boil for 5 minutes, then infuse for 3-4 hours and strain. This broth should be rinsed hair after washing, gently massaging the scalp.

Is pine needles dangerous? Are there any contraindications to its use?

Externally, the means of the needles can be used for almost everyone, except for allergies. But for internal use there are certain contraindications.

The benefits of the use of needles - huge. Be sure to use it to improve health, if, of course, there are no contraindications.

And more often go to the forest, breathe the healing air of fresh pine needles, saturated with phytoncides. Such walks are extremely useful - even in the winter forest, even in the spring forest at least in some ... They will relieve from the effects of stressful conditions, improve mood, give energy and restore strength.

In the pharmacological and perfumery industry are widely used essential oils of pine and Siberian pine.

In ancient times, they were used to stop bleeding, heal burns, reduce body temperature, treat articular rheumatism, scurvy.

Due to the special components that make up (pinene, caren, bornyl acetal, silvestren, cadinene, tepryneol, resin acids), blood pressure is normalized and headaches are relieved.

Inhalation of vapors of coniferous extract contributes to a better concentration of attention, improved memory and elevated mood.

To relieve pain in the joints make compresses with essential oil.

Essential oil has found active use in cosmetology. It is added to lotions, balsams and body creams. Due to this, the regenerating and protective functions of the skin are increased. It is of great importance for the health of the hair, not only strengthens them, but also helps to cure dandruff.

Before you wash your hair, it is recommended to massage the scalp with the use of special cosmetic ice with essential oils. By adding a few drops in shampoo or balm, you will provide the hair with essential nutrients, strengthen them and prevent premature loss.

In order to make hair more elastic, pine extract is added to hair masks. Recipes for masks can be different. For example, on the basis of honey and yolk, with the addition of lavender, geranium and rosemary.

It can be applied even when combing hair, oiling the teeth of the comb.

Pine pollen - unique properties and application

Pine pollen is a source of life not only for the tree itself, but also for people. It contains a huge supply of nutrients necessary for proper life activity: minerals, proteins, mono- and polysaccharides, amino acids, enzymes, coenzymes, etc.

Pollen increases efficiency, restores strength and energizes after hard work.

Preparations containing pollen can slow down the aging process. They give the skin freshness, elasticity, smooth wrinkles and eliminate old plaques.

Pine pollen has an unconventional use, acting as an anti-hoxe. Taking it before drinking alcohol will greatly facilitate the work of the liver and painlessly remove toxins from the body.

Pollen contains flavonoids - substances that improve heart function, reducing cholesterol in the blood and improving microcirculation.

It stimulates insulin production, increasing sugar endurance, which is especially important for people with diabetes.

Pine pollen can be cured of tuberculosis. One liter of raw material is enough to completely cure three patients.

The use of pollen several times increases the effectiveness of prostate treatment. Amino acids contained in it improve blood flow, reduce the blockage of the urethra and reduce the tumor.

Pollen inhibits the development of tumors, so it is actively used in chemotherapy. The latent period of development of a neoplasm can last from 10 to 30 years. During this time, the person has the opportunity to take measures to suppress the tumor, and pine pollen can play a crucial role in this.

Healing tincture of pine cones

From cones make alcohol tinctures, in which all the useful substances are preserved and permanently retain their properties.

They are used as an antimicrobial, deodorizing and therapeutic agent that strengthens the immune system and removes toxins from the body.

Pine cones are used in the treatment of stroke. Special types of tannins contained in them can stop the process of the death of brain cells during the "vascular catastrophe".

Due to the inclusion of this tincture in the course of treatment, in many patients speech improves and the coordination of movements resumes in a short time.

Young pine cones are harvested in summer, when they are actively growing and accumulating useful substances.