Do you want to learn how to harvest pine pollen and use it as medicine? Continue reading and find out.
The ancestors of Romanians, the Dacians, and the Agathyrs left a very unique treatment that is rarely found in naturopath literature, namely: the use of pine pollen as medicine. That is because they were predominantly beekeepers and shepherds high up in the Carpathian mountains, where there were plenty of fir and pine trees. Indeed, pine pollen is an amazing ancient medicine for a wide array of health conditions and symptoms, especially for cleansing the blood, the vital organs, and the skin, which makes it a wonderful addition to your spring medicine cupboard.
How to Harvest Pine Pollen
The pine flowers that have pollen are mostly on the south side of the tree. They resemble a miniature corn cob. When harvesting pine pollen, there are some important moments that you need to keep in mind. Watch the flowering stages carefully. At first, the pine buds at the top of the branches shed scales, and when you press the pine flower, a clear juice comes out.
After a few more days, the pine flowers turn a little yellow, and when pressed, the resulting juice is cloudy. Then after a day or two, the flowers turn yellow, and the juice stops flowing. This is the right time for picking. If you are late for harvesting, all the pollen is blown away by the wind, and you’ve missed your opportunity.
A bucket full of pine flowers contains about a liter of pine pollen.
The pine flowers are dried in a single layer, on paper, in a dry and warm place, away from wind drafts. When the pollen from the flowers has shaken off on the paper, it is sifted through a fine sieve. In order not to scatter it, tie a plastic bag under the sieve to collect the pollen. When the pollen is well dried, pour it through a funnel into glass bottles and seal, if not, it is dried once more.
How to Use Pine Pollen as Medicine
Pine pollen can be used in combination with various herbal teas. For instance, in case of dry cough, you can add it to your red clover, flax seed, linden flowers, or sunflower tea. In case of cough with sputum (whooping cough), you can add pine pollen to your oregano, coltsfoot, lungwort, cowslip, common couch, and plantain tea. To strengthen the capillaries, in cases of lipoma, pulmonary emphysema, leukosis, and kidney diseases, you can mix pine pollen with bee honey in a 1:1 ratio and have one spoonful 3-4 times a day, one hour after eating.
3 Natural Remedies with Pine Pollen
1. Pine Pollen Honey Recipe
Mix a tablespoon of pine pollen with a liter of raw honey until it turns a uniform yellow color. Consume 2 teaspoons, three times a day, 30 minutes before meals, or one hour after meals. Keep the pine pollen honey in your mouth until almost the entire amount of the preparation is absorbed. Do not have this honey after 7 p.m., as it is quite energizing. A cure lasts two months, followed by a two-week break, then repeat if needed. This natural medicine boosts the effect of any treatment up to five times when administered alongside.
2. Pine Pollen & Wild Oregano
Add a spoonful of the wild oregano to a glass of water, bring to a boil, and simmer on very low heat for 2-3 minutes, then pour it into a thermos to infuse for 12 hours. Drink 75-100 ml of this wild oregano infusion with each dose of pine pollen. This combination has a positive effect in cases of prostate adenoma, anemia, diseases of the digestive tract, and exhaustion.
3. Pine Pollen & Raw Milk
Mix 100 ml of raw milk (cow’s or plant-based) with a quarter teaspoon of pine pollen. Drink it first thing in the morning, one hour before breakfast. This is a two months cure, with a two-week break after each rep. This natural medicine with pine pollen is traditionally used to regulate high blood pressure.
More Remedies with Pine
Pine Needle Tea
Pine Needle Syrup
Pine Needle Salve
Pine Resin Salve
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