Medical and Scientific Pine Pollen Research
While the research--to put it mildly--into Pine Pollen is still in its infancy here in the West, this is not the case in China, which since the early 1980's Pine Pollen has enjoyed scientific and medical research into its efficacy as a medicine and medicinal herb.
The problem (if it is a problem) is that all this research is still in Chinese and has not been translated to English. That makes it incredibly difficult for non-Chinese speakers to find and access these articles. The result of this is that there is very little reputable information on the science behind Pine Pollen available in the West.
Recently we have been working with a colleague of ours here at RAW Forest Foods who is a native Chinese speaker and an expert in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Located in China, he has access to these research texts. Working together, we have translated several academic texts from Chinese into English, with the goal of adding to the body of knowledge of Pine Pollen in the West, and with the continued goal of always offering our customers highly relevant, applicable, and valuable information. You can access all of these translations at our page Pine Pollen: Scientific and Medical Research.
As of this writing, we have been able to publish six papers on our site. These translations are original content, though the papers are available in their native Chinese. You can access the individual entries for the papers here:
- Research on the Therapeutic Effect of Pine Pollen on Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) in Rats. (2005,Cong Tao);
- Influence of Pine Pollen on Immune Modulating Functions. Zhang Tun, Jianping Zhu. Chinese Journal of Hospital Pharmacy, 2006(5): 638-639;
- Research into the Oxidation Resistance (Antioxidint Activity) of Pine Pollen. Agricultural engineering technology: the agricultural product processing industry. (2008) Yutian Liu, Yantai University;
- Anti-fatigue Function of Pine Pollen. Liu Xie (2004) Chinese Journal of Biochemical Pharmaceutics, CDC, Jiangsu Province, China;
- Experimental Study On the Anti-Aging Effects of Pine Pollen. Lixin Zhao (2004). Modern Medical Journal;
- Research on the Protective Effect of Pine Pollen on Injury Caused by Alcohol. (2008,Xie Huiping).
We have done out best to translate and contextualize these papers, but this type of work is always a work in progress. If you have any feedback or question, please let us know.