Pine Keeps you Fine

Pine Keeps you Fine

In her article Pine Keeps You Fine, Susun Weed, one of the most well-known modern herbalists and a prolific author (Healing Wise, among others), shares valuable information about the health-giving properties of the pine tree and its traditional uses. Weed talks about how pine trees have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties, and how they have been used to treat various ailments. For example, she suggests drinking pine needle tea to ward off scurvy with its high vitamin C content. She also explains how pine needles can be used in the form of a poultice to alleviate pain and inflammation.

Weed rediscovers and shares the value of the pine tree in her article and even includes a recipe for making pine needle vinegar. She says that pine needle vinegar tastes similar to balsamic vinegar, only better. Unlike balsamic vinegar, pine needle vinegar contains potent amounts of vitamin C, a fact that surprises many since pine is not commonly known as a source of this vitamin. She also mentions that the pine tree has a great spiritual significance and is revered in many cultures across the world.

To read Weed's article, visit her website. The common pine tree offers so much to us, and at RAW Forest Foods, we believe that pine pollen truly captures the pure spirit and essence of the pine tree. In fact, pine pollen has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries for its health-giving properties. Pine pollen is said to be a natural source of testosterone, and is believed to help improve energy levels and overall health. It is also a great source of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and protect the body against oxidative stress.

May 16, 2010 Ryan Wade

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