Want to learn how to make pine resin tincture? Discover the original pine resin tincture recipe from Eastern Europe and what to use it for.
Pine resin tincture is a natural medicine made from pine resin with powerful anti-infectious, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is especially used for upper respiratory tract infections. If you want to learn the ancient pine resin recipe from healers from Eastern Europe, let’s get straight to it. But first, here’s the simple way to harvest pine resin.
How to Harvest Pine Resin for Tincture
Similar to harvesting fir resin, start by detaching the resin from the trunk of the pine tree with the help of a knife. Do not scrape the trunk to prevent injuring it further, and do not take pieces of the bark, which will later bother us in the tincture preparation process. Store it in glass or metal containers. Do not store the pine resin in plastic bags for more than a few days because it dissolves plastic. After harvesting, the pine resin has a shelf life of up to 3-4 years.
Pine Resin Tincture Recipe
Pine resin tincture is very easy to make. Combine together 200 ml of 80-90 proof food alcohol with 3-4 spoons of pure pine resin (not rosin). Pour everything is put in a glass jar and seal. Keep the jar in a warm place for at least 3 days, and shake it periodically, so that the resin dissolves fully. Strain the tincture and pour it into small amber bottles for later use.
4 Pine Resin Tincture Uses
1. Tracheitis, Bronchitis, Dry and Whooping Cough
Add a teaspoon of pine resin tincture in half a cup of water and stir well. Gargle with this solution for 10 minutes. Then slowly swallow a teaspoon of liquid raw honey or, even better, a teaspoon of pine needle syrup made with honey.
2. Chronic Kidney and Urinary Infections
One of the most important pine resin tincture uses is for chronic kidney or urinary tract infections that do not respond to other forms of treatment. We’re talking about cystitis with bleeding, and hematuria (blood in urine). Dissolve half or a tablespoon of pine resin tincture in half a cup of water and drink immediately, on an empty stomach, three times a day in case of acute problems, and six times a day for chronic infections.
This remedy helps clarify urine, heals the kidneys and urinary tract, and relieves pain. Taken alongside juniper tincture or extract in the same way and dosage makes it an amazing elixir in all cases of nephritis, cystitis, and urethritis. This is one of the most important pine resin tincture uses.
3. Wounds and Infected Wounds
Pad the tincture on the wound abundantly, so that it forms a crust on the affected area. Scarring and healing are fast and leave no traces. In the case of deep wounds or wounds made with very dirty objects, after washing the area with water, use a cotton pad soaked in pine resin tincture to clean the area very well, before allowing the wound to heal.
Put a handful of finely chopped pine bark in a liter of water and boil on low heat, adding water from time to time. Continue for 3-4 hours, until you are left with a uniform, slightly sticky paste on the bottom of the pot. Apply some pine resin tincture using a soft brush on the affected skin area and then apply this sticky paste.
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Pine is considered one of the most beautiful and generous trees in the world. Yes, you read that right: the most generous. How can a tree be generous? First of all, through the healing power hidden in its leaves, bark, resin, buds, and fruits. Secondly, through the healing energy pine tree radiates outwards. Pine has the strongest emanation of vital energy, among all trees in the European flora. If you’ve enjoyed learning the pine resin tincture recipe, please share this article so more people can use this information. Stay healthy, naturally!
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Sorry I don’t understand how to gather the resin. It said don’t scrape but what don’t I scrape? Do I cut a branch and it leaks?
Hello, Bev! The idea is to detach the resin that is already out and visible, this is the ideal situation. If you don’t find resin pouring out from the trunk of the tree, then you can make a small cut out into the bark so that the resin starts to come out. The resin is found in the trunk, not in the branches. The branches can be used to later harvest the pine needles from them. The pine needles can be left to dry to make pine needle tea, or used right away to prepare a healing pine needle syrup, link here: https://www.mynaturaltreatment.com/pine-needle-syrup-recipe-and-how-to-use/ I hope I helped, much health to you and happy harvesting! ??