A decoction of pine cones: medicinal properties and from which diseases it helps
Decoctions are especially useful in the autumn, as the peak of diseases begins. Infusions can reduce symptoms and have a beneficial effect on the body. Decoctions of pine cones are a good solution for colds, but it is worth taking and observing the dosage correctly so as not to harm your body.
Properties of the cone decoction
The use of cones infusion is that pine fruits contain a large amount of minerals.
|Mineral composition||Vitamin Composition|
|Potassium. Favorably affects the work of the heart and arteries. Strengthens the human immune system.||A|
|Magnesium. Protects the immune system, activates the brain. Favorably affects the human nervous system, strengthens it.||B1|
|Phosphorus. Improves a metabolism.||C|
|Calcium. As well as potassium, it has a good effect on the human cardiovascular system. Helps strengthen bones and muscles.||K|
- Decoctions allow you to:
- strengthen immunity;
- have an expectorant effect for bronchitis;
- have a diuretic effect;
- saturate the body with vitamins and minerals;
- increase low hemoglobin;
- get rid of weakness, especially in the postoperative period;
- have a disinfecting effect.
- Groups of people who are contraindicated in the use of infusions:
- women in position during breastfeeding;
- people suffering from kidney disease during an exacerbation;
- people with hepatitis;
- those who have individual intolerance.
How to collect young cones
Gathering young cones should be held in May. It is this month that they contain the most useful juice and substances that will have a beneficial effect and help with diseases.
Important! If the broth will be prepared for a person who has survived a stroke, then it is better to collect cones in September — they will have substances that allow the body to recover after a serious illness.
You need to collect away from factories, as well as roads. This is due to the fact that the resin that is on the cones can affect the adhesion of dust and other substances that adversely affect the body.
Young bumps should be soft and easy to cut with a knife. If the fruits are already solid and begin to change their color to dark, then they should not be taken. Such fruits will contain very few beneficial substances and mineral compounds.
Video: Picking Green Pine Cones
Application for various diseases
- Pine fruits have a beneficial effect in diseases such as:
- post-stroke condition;
- heart failure.
It is also useful to use them for hair loss and problems with the skin. Prescription medications are listed below.
To get rid of cough, it is recommended to fill in 50 g of green young cones with two glasses of boiling water. Insist for two hours. You should do this in a warm place or wrap the container in which you insist the medicine with towels or a cloth.
Did you know? Young cones contain a rather rare vitamin H. It is able to strengthen hair, improve the condition of the skin, and also favorably affects the work of the kidneys, liver and cardiovascular system.
From pressure helps tincture of red pine cones, that is, those that are already ripe. To prepare it, you need to rinse the cones with water. Fold them in a liter jar and pour vodka to the top. Insist in a dark, cool place for 2-3 weeks.
Important! If the tincture contains vodka, then it should not be taken by children. An exception may be the preparation of medications on the Cahors, but the dose for children should be half as much as for adults, and can be taken only after 12 years.
With a stroke
Therapeutic tincture for stroke should be prepared as follows. Six small young cones pour 100 ml of vodka. Close the lid and send it to the refrigerator or cellar for 14 days. Every day you need to shake it. Take this medicine for six months at 5 ml 3 times a day.
For hair and skin
To prepare a decoction to improve the skin, you need to pour the chopped pine fruit in a ratio of 1: 3 with water. Boil on fire for no more than 5 minutes. To use the broth should be like tea, warm. It is important to remember that the dose should not exceed 3 glasses per day. If you exceed the dosage, then an allergic reaction may begin and then there will be no benefit. Use no more than 1 month, after taking a break.A decoction for hair will strengthen the hair follicles, and will also be an excellent prophylactic against baldness. To cook it, you should cook 500 g of cones in 5 l of water for half an hour, then let it stand for 10 minutes, strain it. Rinse the hair with the resulting broth after washing or rub it into the scalp.
How to store
It is recommended to store all decoctions and tinctures in a cool place, monitor the temperature conditions so that they do not exceed + 6 ° C. A refrigerator or cellar may be suitable for such a storage location.
Did you know? The concept of "cone", used in geometry, comes from the Greek word "cone", which means a pine cone.