Pine (Pinus species)

Pine flowers and needles
Pine needles and flowers

The scent of Pine summons thoughts of cleanliness. The feeling we get when we smell Pine is so powerful that its become synonymous with disnfectants and cleaners. Just being in a Pine forest makes me feel cleaner.

Pine needles

Pine needles are high in vitamin C and contain a natural decongestant, and antiseptic. This makes them an excellent remedy to look to when a cold is afoot.

Their antiseptic properties can be used for external injuries such as cuts and grazes. They can also be used in the same way for internal washes.

A handful of golden dust.

Pine pollen

Pine pollen is a nutritive tonic that helps our body adapt to environmental stresses.

Pine pollen does this by balancing the ratios between androgen and estrogen. These hormones work at a deep level, affecting everything from our bone structure, to hair and psychological outlook.

Many pollutants around us contain estrogen like substances that can undermine our immunity. Pine Pollen is useful to help us recover from these toxins, especially as we age.

Pine pollen a puddle