Pine is one of the most common evergreen trees on the territory of Russia. The leaves of the pine – long, pointed needles, gathered in bunches, and the fruit – cones, which over time ripen seeds. The pine has many medicinal properties, and so actively used in medicine. It is used for rubbing, balms, oils. The pine forest enriching the air with nutrients and makes it cleaner, for good reason, the majority of sanatoria, dispensaries and rest houses located in the pine forests. Since ancient times, people living near a pine forest, use buds, cones, twigs and pine bark as a medicinal remedy for many diseases. The fruit of the pine Mature already in the second year of tree life. Mature cones open and the wind carries the seeds. However, the most valuable are still immature (green) pine cones. They contain much more nutrients than the Mature stiff cones. From the green fruit of the pine serves teas, medicinal decoctions, infusions, tinctures, and honey. All of these funds on the basis of the green cones have antibacterial properties and useful in various diseases of the stomach, intestines, thyroid, and throat, nose and lungs.
Green cones contain carotene, vitamins P, C, K, vitamins of group B. Any medicinal product from the green cones used for the treatment of stroke, flu, colds, arthritis, bronchitis, asthma and other lung diseases. In addition, a remedy based on green cones perfectly saturate the body with vitamins and mineral elements deficiency.
The most common and Dolgorukaya homemade medicine is a tincture of pine cones. But before we prepare a tincture from the green cones, it is necessary to gather the fruit. Collect green pine cones usually have at the end of June. However, in more southern regions, young pine cones can be collected from the end of may.
Application of tincture of pine cones
In folk medicine, tincture of pine cones use at reduced hemoglobin, pulmonary tuberculosis, asthma and allergic cough. The tincture is used to treat tonsillitis, acute respiratory infections, influenza, bronchitis and other respiratory diseases. Tincture of pine cones on alcohol or vodka often helps in treatment of such serious diseases, like stroke. Tincture of green cones prevents destruction of nerve cells, a beneficial effect on the brain vessels, improves coordination of movement, reconstruction of the vocal apparatus and well thins the blood. The course of treatment with infusion of young pine cones can last up to 6 months.
Contraindications to the use of tincture of pine cones
The main contraindications to the use of tincture of pine cones are:
children up to age 12 years;
individual intolerance of separate components, shown in the form of allergic reactions;
elderly over 60 years of age;
peptic ulcer of the stomach and intestines;
hepatitis in the acute form.
Recipe tincture from pine cones
To prepare the tincture of pine cones you'll need green cones, Apple cider vinegar and semidesyatiletiyu alcohol. If there is no alcohol, take vodka or moonshine.
5 finely chop the young green cones, place them in a glass container and pour a glass of alcohol, vodka or moonshine. For tinctures is better to choose a container made of dark or green glass. Ensure that the bumps were not on top of alcohol. Close the glass bowl with a lid and steep bumps 10 days in a dark place. During this time all the nutrients from the cones go into alcohol. On the eleventh day strain the infusion and add a tablespoon of Apple cider vinegar. Instead of Apple may be approached and vinegar. Mix the infusion of young pine cones and use as directed.
Tincture of green cones, as the pine is alive, has a deodorizing, disinfectant and bactericidal properties. Even in the absence of severe diseases, this tincture will help to boost the immune system and remove toxins from the body. As for the application, that alcohol tincture is recommended to take three times a day a tablespoon half an hour before meals and drink plenty of fluids.
If you are going to treat tincture of pine cones goiter, in the process of making medicines of crushed pine cones, pour 90% alcohol. During the period of infusion of cones shake the bottle every 5 days. Strained infusion store in the refrigerator. For the treatment of goiter a tincture should be taken according to the following scheme: the first three days, take the medicine one drop 3 times a day, and in the period from 4 to 21 days in five drops three times a day. After a couple of months the treatment can be repeated.