Useful and therapeutic properties of Scots pine

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

tree up to 25-30 m tall with a straight trunk, bark reddish, at the bottom of a dark-brown, resinous, detachable thin plates.The branches are located above or below the barrel, forming a pyramidal crown in young specimens, or the old broad.Buds resinous densely covered with brown scales, needles, leaves 4-6 cm long, semi-cylindrical, in bundles of 2 pieces.The flowers are naked, monocots.Men made up of 2 stamens sitting on sporolistikah, which are collected in a lump.Women - presented two seeds on sporolistikah also collected cones.Flowering Pine in May and June.Blossoms at age 15 and later.

Pine is forest-forming species of coniferous and mixed forests.

Medicinal raw materials are pine buds, spring shoots and needles.

In folk medicine, drugs are the young shoots, male inflorescences with nevysypavshey

smiling pollen or pollen, young women (red) first year cones, sap and products produced from pine: turpentine, tar, rosin, wood vinegar, andnatural pine resin (its grain).

Pine buds harvested in earl

y spring, when they are just starting to swell and opaque flakes still held tightly to the kidney.These buds are cut with a knife, along with Crown Coy (4-5 shoots).Kidneys are the ends of young spring leaf-bearing shoots.Dry them outdoors under a canopy on cherdakahTPochki contain essential oil, tannins, bitter substance (pinitsikrin), volatile, mineral salts, vitamin C and turpentine.

Needles collected from young branches at any time.The needles contain ascorbic acid (0.1-0.3%), tannins (5%), a small amount of Cellcom-alkaloids, volatile and essential oils (up 1.3%).

seeds contain fatty oils.The needles and bark contain anthocyanins.

from the barrel by cuttings obtained sap that gives the distillation of turpentine, rosin resin.The resin was collected directly from the tree, where it accumulates between the bark and the wood, but also stands out in the affected areas of the trunk.Grains or "grain", are collected in the box.

pine buds are used in scientific medicine as a decoction, infusions and tinctures for inhalation, as an expectorant, disinfectant in diseases of the upper respiratory tract.

In addition, pine buds are part of the collection of breast and tincture and extract them from coniferous needles are used for preparation of coniferous baths as a means of calming the nervous system.Concentrate and infusion needles are valuable sources of vitamin C, they are used for the prevention and treatment of scurvy.

From plants get turpentine, which is widely used externally in the form of liniments and ointments like irritation

of damaging and distracting way neuralgia, gout, as well as for inhalation in catarrh of the upper respiratory tract and chronic lung diseases as a deodorant and an antimicrobial agent.From turpentine prepare Terpin hydrate, commonly used as an expectorant.

Tar derived from pine trees, is an irritant, keratoplastic, disinfecting and insecticidal action, its products are used externally to treat skin disorders: eczema, psoriasis, scabies and OE

rosin and turpentine are used for the preparation of plasters and ointments used as agrinding neuralgia, myositis, sciatica, rheumatism, gout as mestnorazdrazhayuschego and distraction.

In folk medicine, is widely used a decoction of the kidney (cones) as a means of improving the blood (oral), as an expectorant for bronchitis, rheumatism, edema, diuretic and choleretic agent;for inhalation (inhalation of water vapor broth) with inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

Alcohol tincture of pine buds recommended for use in pulmonary tuberculosis.

Needles (branches and cones) are collected at any time of the year.A decoction of the needles used in the form of baths at a rickets and gout.

Turpentine is used for rubbing against rheumatism (rheumatic pain), gout and neuralgia;breathe a decoction or infusion of the kidneys in putrid bronchitis.

Needles taken internally as a decoction or infusion of female cones with excessive bleeding and scurvy.

Pine resin is turpentine contained inside the tree and solidified in the allocation as a result of oxidation and drying.It is collected directly from the tree, where it accumulates between the bark and wood of thick roots, and also stands out in the affected areas of the trunk.Grains or "grain" of resin about

glatyvayut (5-6 grains per reception 2 times a day) as an expectorant.

Young shoots, male inflorescences with nevypavshey pollen or pollen insist on alcohol, brewed in boiling water and insist with boiling milk, add honey, butter, sometimes eggs and drink in pulmonary tuberculosis, svezhevytekayuschuyu resin (sap) is filled with water and put in the sunafter 9 days of sludge drink in pulmonary tuberculosis.

Young women (red) bigwigs insist on vodka or water and drink at pains in the heart, green cones of the first year, infused vodka, used for high blood pressure, as a styptic.

kidneys, infused vodka drink with gastritis, liver disease, make a bath of needles, pollen, brewed as a tea and drink for rheumatism;sap, lard, sugar boiled together and this ointment smeared the wound, the wound poured turpentine;top yellow tape from the bark of the branches is applied to wounds, chiryam.

Young shoots, resin, fused with turpentine, used for pulmonary tuberculosis, turpentine resin-smeared cracks on the hands, feet, pollen falling asleep wounds.


Broth kidney pine 1:10 - inhalation with tonsillitis and catarrh of the upper respiratory tract.

decoction or infusion of the kidneys: 10 g per 200 ml;2 Art.spoon 3 times a day, or 1 cup for a day (expectorant, diaphoretic).

needles Infusion: 20 g per 200 ml;insist 1-3 hours;2 Art.spoon 3 times a day.