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From Siberia With Health

  • How pine cones and nuts are wild-harvested for pine nut oil production in remote Siberian places?

    Pine nut oil is popular all over the world, especially among people who take care of their health. However, the main place for harvesting pine nuts is the vast Siberian taiga.

    Most of the pine woodlands are located on the rocky placers of Eastern Siberia, and mountainous regions of Southern Siberia. In these regions, the harvest of pine nuts is an important business for locals; since the seeds of Siberian pine are a valuable product with unique healing properties.

    How are pine cones harvested in Siberia?

    Harvesting nuts is a time-consuming and multi-stage process. Therefore, several people participate in the cone gathering. Straying into teams, local people go to the forest for weeks. Pine nut harvesters set up a camp or build temporary housing in a remote forest to arrange a place for storing, peeling, and sifting the collected pine cones.

  • Shilajit Purification Methods - New Modern vs Old Traditional Shilajit Purification Techniques

    Collecting shilajit is a hardworking process since the deposits of this natural product are located high in mountainous areas. But the extraction of raw shilajit is only the first stage on the way to obtaining a finished remedy.

    To obtain a pharmacological balm, it is necessary to properly purify the natural substance. The preservation of the healing properties of the shilajit depends on how accurately the cleaning technology is maintained. Improper purification reduces all the beneficial properties of the shilajit to zero.

    In its natural form, shilajit is a raw material from which a biologically active substance is extracted. Also, pure shilajit, raw natural material contains various impurities (sand, remnants of rocks, etc.).

    The purification of raw natural resin is carried out using water vaporization, Triphala decoction, centrifugation, and evaporation. After using these purifying techniques, impurities settle or float and are then eliminated. Let's take a look at each of the methods in more detail

  • What oil is better for gastritis - pine nut oil vs sea buckthorn oil?

    In the complex treatment of inflammatory diseases of the stomach, including gastritis, various remedies based on natural ingredients are often used. They help in curing the mucous membrane, make up for the lack of necessary trace elements, normalize digestion. In addition, they cause less than synthetic drugs.

    The most popular remedies for treating gastritis today are pine nut oil and sea buckthorn oil. The rich composition of ingredients and healing properties of pine nut and sea buckthorn make it possible to use these oils for a variety of diseases, but they are best suited for people suffering from stomach problems.

    Both sea buckthorn and pine nut oil have many useful healing properties, especially for gastritis. Obviously, it is necessary to consult a healthcare provider before taking this product as a supplement to treat your stomach issues.

  • Why Hawthorn Berries Oil is beneficial for your health?

    Hawthorn is a plant from the rosaceae family, which, with regular intake, has a significant effect on human health. Hawthorn is widely distributed in Europe, different parts of Russia, including Siberia, and North America. It was first used to treat vascular diseases in traditional Chinese medicine. Hawthorn is used in both folk and traditional medicine. 

    Hawthorn fruits contain flavonoids (quercetin, hyperine, hyperoside vitexin), organic acids (citric, oleanolic, ursolic, chlorogenic), tannins, carotenoids, fatty oils, pectins, triterpene and flavone glycosides, sitosterol, saponins, choline, acetylcholine, sugars, vitamins.

    Hawthorn oil has a hypotensive, sedative, cardiotonic, regulating cardiac activity, coronary vasodilator effect, is used for cardiac arrhythmia, arterial hypertension, anxiety and insomnia.

    Hawthorn oil is actively used for cosmetic purposes. Hawthorn oil is ideal for skin care.

  • Does Rasputin gained his legendary power because of the use of Epimedium herb?

    Despite his old age, Rasputin was able to give enough attention and lovemaking to the Empress (as well as to most of the young maids from her entourage). The recipe for the legendary libido power of a famous intriguer from Siberia is an infusion of Epimedium herb (Horny Goat Weed). Epimedium enhances blood flow in the pelvic area, activates the work of the gonads and adrenal glands, increases the sensitivity of nerve endings.

    Do you want to get the legendary libido power of the mysterious Russian elder?

    No problem - modern medicine can offer you many analogues of Rasputin's Epimedium herb. Today, horny goat weed extract is officially used in medicine for the treatment of prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Important and not very well known facts about Siberian Pine Resin (Кедровая Живица)

    Pine resin (кедровая живица in Russian) is a versatile natural remedy that has been well known to Siberian (and not only Siberian) traditional healers and doctors for centuries. Today we will look at some interesting and little-known facts about this unique gift of Siberian nature.

    Another name for the resin of pine is turpentine. The remedy sometimes sold in pharmacies is pine gum, an aromatic substance released naturally after bark damage.

    Taking remedies based on Siberian pine nut resin is recommended only during daylight hours. This can be explained by the fact that resin and medical products derived from it interact best with the waking human body. At the same time, the pine resin, without arranging stressful situations for the body, gently and slowly turns on the regeneration process at the cellular level. As a result of this, the chromosome number begins to be restored in the human body.

  • Why do Siberians, Russians call Shilajit “Mumijo", where the word "Mumijo” is coming from?

    For a long time and to this day in different countries of the world, the resin-shaped Shilajit has many different "local" names. As an example - in Central Asia region the Shilajit (Mumijo) is termed"asil" or "argalitash" and translated from local languages as "the best", "the superior" "priceless", "very rare". In Buryatia region of Russia, south of Siberia, Mongolia and Tibet regions - "bragshun" and may be translated as "rock juice", "rock blood", "rock nectar", "juice of rock jewels", in Myanmar - "chao tun" - "blood of the mountain".

    English medicine of the past borrowed a lot from Indian healers. In India, this remedy is called “shalajidi” ("destroyer of weakness"), and now in English, one of the names of the remedy is “shilajit”, which is a derivative of the Indian name.

    So, why in Siberia, one of the main modern sources of shilajit, instead of the traditional for English-speaking people "shilajit", the bizarre word "Mumijo" is used? Well, there are several explanations for this.

  • Pine nut oil contains 15% omega-9 oleic acid - can this fatty acid help you and how?

    The omega-9 fatty acid oleic acid is a monounsaturated fatty acid. Because it is a component of lipids, normal metabolism is impossible without it. Oleic acid releases energy as it decomposes and aids in the production of cell membranes in the body. The permeability of cell membranes varies drastically when oleic acid shortage is present. Cells may become weaker as a result of this process. Good news - oleic acid aids in the prevention of this process.

    Monounsaturated fats (such as oleic acid) in the diet reduce overall blood cholesterol levels. Regimens with a high carbohydrate content are an alternative to such diets. However, a large-scale comparison research found that increasing monounsaturated fatty acids in the diet decreases LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels to a larger extent.

  • Siberian Pinus Sibirica, or Siberian pine - mighty source of energy. How siberian pine nuts and pine nut oil, concentrate all the power of the mighty tree.

    Siberian cedar is a tree of very ancient origin, so much so that the first evidence of the existence of this species seems to belong to the period of glaciations. It is also a long-lived plant, resistant to cold climates and often large in size.

    The area of growth covers the Russian Federation (Siberia), Asia, Europe, North America. The best nuts in chemical composition and energy value grow on Siberian cedar.

    Everything is valuable and useful in Siberian cedar pine: wood, resin, needles, nuts-all this has medicinal properties.

  • Shilajit and Ashwagandha - why this is a great complementary supplements combo?

    Shilajit and Ashwagandha - both natural remedies work at the biological level, reducing stress, restoring the balance of neurotransmitters and having a beneficial effect on the general condition of the human body. High concentration of withanolides - Vitaferin A and Withanolide A - in Ashwagandha. Amino acids fulvic and humic acids in Shilajit - they compliment each other and create synergetic positive impact. 

    The combo of Shilajit and Ashwagandha is an effective remedy for recovery from mental and physical fatigue, neuroses, sexual and cardiac weakness. Such a combination of natural remedies can increase mental and physical performance after severe illnesses, injuries and surgical interventions, as well as with asthenic conditions during the off-season, with a sharp change in the weather, with a change in climatic conditions.

  • Bird Cherry Flour (Мука Черемухи) - a unique Siberian product and our favorite recepies for you!

    Bird cherry flour (Мука Черемухи) boasts a huge content of fiber and vitamin C, which is so necessary for maintaining health. For the production of bird cherry flour, bird cherry (Черемуха in russian) fruits are used, dried in the sun or in special dryers.

    The flour from the bird cherry fruits has a brown tint and a nutty taste, has a natural sweetness. Cherry flour is used for baking: cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies, cakes. Pancakes, casseroles and various fillings are incredibly delicious from cherry flour, and drinks made from this flour have a rich aroma.

    Bird cherry flour naturally does not contain gluten. 100 grams of our Siberian bird cherry flour contains 119 Cal. Just compare this with a generic brand of wheat flour containing 350 Cal. Sounds like is great way to enjoy your favorite pastries and at the same time to consume less calories! We Love our Siberian Bird Cherry Powder Flour for its’ unique, distinctive Siberian taste – Siberians compare bird cherry powder taste to a blend of chocolate, almond, and rum!

    We present you delicious recipes from Siberian (Altai) bird cherry flour.

  • Siberian (Pine) Larch - what it is and why it's great for respiratory health, cardiovascular and immune system?

    Siberian larch is a coniferous tree from the genus Larch, reaching a height of up to 45 meters and 1 meter in diameter. Siberian larch is a real long – lived tree, its age can reach 400 years. The natural habitat of the larch is located in the high-altitude mountainous regions of the Northern Urals, Western Siberia, and the Altai, where it can receive enough sunlight necessary for growth.

    Siberian larch is widely used for medical purposes, due to its high vitamin content, valuable acids and various useful components, specifically bioflavonoid Dihydroquercetin

    Dihydroquercetin is found in the wood of Siberian larch and is known for its antioxidant properties, it belongs to the vitamins of group P. Siberian larch helps prevent diseases such as hypertension, arrhythmia, heart failure, angina, atherosclerosis, ischemia, stroke and heart attack.