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From Siberia With Health

Tea made from pine needles in combination with Shilajit is an excellent prevention of colds. Since coniferous components are a real storehouse of vitamin C, a drink made from needles and bark helps strengthen teeth and gums.

Coniferous tea is especially useful during colds and flu. Pine needles contain shikimic acid, combined with Shilajit, which has a powerful antiviral effect on the immune system and the human body as a whole. Coniferous tea and Shilajit, taken before bedtime, may prevent the formation of cholesterol.

A classic recipe of pine needle tea to drink with Shilajit.

For brewing coniferous tea, it is recommended to use the needles of a pine tree, member of white pine family. It will also make the taste of the drink much richer.

Next, you need to cut the pine needles into small pieces. Pour a tablespoon of fragrant pine tea into the cup, pour boiling water for 20 minutes. After the decoction, you need to strain, add a spoonful of honey, taking the necessary dose of Shilajit (no more than 0.25 g. 2 times a day) and ... enjoy the delicious taste of godlike tea!

There is also a ready-made tea from Altai pine needles in powder form. All you need is just dilute it in boiled water, stir thoroughly and let it brew a little.

Despite the amazing healing properties of Shilajit, not everyone likes the specific taste of this natural resin. The pine needle tea prepared according to this recipe will allow you to "drown out" the bitter taste of Shilajit and enjoy the power of Siberia!

The height of an adult Siberian pine tree can be 44 m, but usually, it does not exceed 35 m. In an old tree, the trunk girth sometimes reaches 2 m. The lifetime of Siberian pines may slightly exceed 500 years.

The length of the dark green needles of Siberian pines is sometimes equal to 0.14 m. Needles form bundles, each of which has strictly 5 needles. The root system is quite short: it is formed from rod roots with intensive branching.

Pinus Sibirica blooms in the middle of summer. The time of collecting cones falls in August and in the first days of September. The collected tree seeds can be stored in a proper conditions for a maximum of 10-12 months.

Siberian pine is characterized by the formation of a dense crown in the form of a sharp cone. As the tree matures, it becomes wider. The smooth bark is initially colored gray, later it acquires a gray-brown color and is covered with furrows. Young shoots have a thickness of 0.6-0.7 cm, are colored in a light brown tone, and are covered with thick red hair. The buds of this tree do not contain resin, they reach 0.6-1 cm in length.

The needles can last on the branches for 2-3 years. Direct cones are shaped like an egg or elongated in length. Pines begin to bear cones in the second year after flowering.

The mature cone reaches a length of 0.06-0.13 m, it is characterized by tightly pressed scales, the shields on which are thickened. There may be 30-150 seeds in the cone. The peak of fruiting (falling of cones) falls in August and early autumn. Under favorable conditions, 1000-1500 cones can fall from a large pine tree.

Oil from pine (cedar) nuts growing in Siberia has been used for many centuries by locals (famous for their good health and longevity) for the treatment and prevention of many diseases. It is consumed in its pure form, mixed with Siberian herbs, pine resin, shilajit, etc.

The legendary properties of Siberian pine nut oil have been ignored by official medicine and pharmacy for many years, but in recent years scientific institutes around the world have shown interest in this unique natural remedy.

The main attention of the minds of scientists is occupied by the study of linolenic acid, which is unique in that it is contained only in the seeds of coniferous plants. Pine nut oil contains a significant amount of this acid (more than 18%). In addition to the well-known Oleic and Pinolenic acids, pine nut oil contains Skeadonic, Palmitic, Stearic, Gadoleic, Arachidonic, Eicosatetraenoic (ETA), Behenic, Palmitinoleic.

Thanks to its rich composition, Pine nut oil has amazing properties that can be justified and explained with the help of modern science. What do scientists say about the medicinal properties of cedar oil and Linolenic Acid included in its composition?

Currently, it is scientifically proven that products containing Pinolenic acid can be used to control weight, to control food intake, appetite, and /or weight loss.

Nature gave us small and tasty nuts, hinting that there should be a little good. The kernels of most types of nuts contain a large number of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, polyunsaturated fats, and proteins.

Of all types of nuts, pine (cedar) nuts have unique properties that are beneficial to humans. Since ancient times, people have known the healing powers of pine nuts and therefore they have been widely used in folk medicine. They treated diseases such as gastritis, chronic pancreatitis, stomach ulcers, etc.

You may have noticed that on the Internet and the pages of English textbooks, nuts from pine trees are often called differently - someone speaks of them as "Pine Nuts", and in some places, you can find the mention of "Cedar Nuts". In this article, we will try to understand the etymology of these two phrases, as well as understand whether these nuts differ from each other.

So, is there any linguistic factor in the difference between the names "Pine Nuts" and "Cedar Nuts"? Of course there is, the first term owes its origin to the Latin word “Pinus” (“pine tree”). Cedar Nuts are derived from the Greek word "kedros" - this is how the ancient Greeks called the cedar trees growing in Lebanon and Asia Minor.

However, when using the distinction between “Pine Nuts” and “Cedar Nuts”, the English speakers define the nut growing region. When talking about "Cedar", Europeans and Americans mean nuts harvested in the Siberian taiga. This type of nuts is very different from the usual English “Pine Nuts”.

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.

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.

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 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.