Pine: Medicinal Properties

Teresa Workman Noble

Writer for End the Lie

White Pine

The Pine has many medicinal properties along with being a wild edible.

 PLEASE NOTE: I do not recommend self-diagnosis or self-medication. The information contained in this web site is from my studies and research. Some of the information contained herein is hearsay and may not be correct. Use the information from this page only at your own risk! If in doubt consult a naturopathic doctor.

Uses: A valuable remedy in bladder, kidney, and rheumatic affections and diseases of the mucous membrane and respiratory complaints such as Bronchitis, Colds, Cough, Peptic ulcer and Tuberculosis.

Pitch (sap, resin) poulticed to “draw out” boils, draw embedded splinters, felons, abscesses, also used for rheumatism, broken bones, cuts, bruises, and inflammation.

Identification: Evergreen tree, cone-bearing. Needles vary in length, usually long and slender occurring along the twigs. Bundles of 2 to 5 needles are common. Two-needle clusters indicate a red pine tree, three indicate a yellow pine and five indicate a white pine.

Infusion: The needles and young twigs of the white pine are used for coughs and as an antiscorbutic; use two teaspoons per cup of water and simmer for twenty minutes. Chop needles into smaller pieces. Bruise or smash the needles to let some of the essential oils out when the hot water hits it.

Massage Oils.The oil is used externally to relieve rheumatic pain, chronic bronchitis, sciatica, pneumonia, and nephritis. Simply cover the needles with a good quality olive oil and simmer at low heat for twenty minutes, or place in a low (180°) oven overnight. The resin heals the kidneys, liver and lungs. The scent is calming to the lungs and nerves.

Pine Pitch

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2 Responses to Pine: Medicinal Properties

  1. Elise September 5, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Wow. I never would have imagined pine could be used as massage oil. The number of uses it has is incredible.

    Reply
  2. March October 14, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    cool

    Reply

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