Pine is a beautiful tree, but the flowers are so plain that it is unlikely that anyone will ever dream of tearing them into bouquets. But the usefulness of pine flowers, and the whole tree as a whole is highly appreciated. It can be said that it contains a whole forest pharmacy. Useful cones are bumps, needles, branches, kidneys, bark, resin, flowers, and especially pollens. Not without reason in the flowering period over the pine fly whole swarms of bees. Smart insects tend to procure as much as possible a valuable food product, necessary for the food of all the inhabitants of the hive. The healers have long paid attention to the behavior of bees and have begun to find out which pine pollen has beneficial properties, how to take it with health benefits, from which it can be cured. Continue to study this natural product and now. We offer you information about it, tested by numerous experiments and experiments.
Surprisingly, some people do not even know that conifers can blossom, and they think that bumps appear straight from the branches. In fact, there are flowers in the conifers, and two species, both male and female, are "blooming out" on one tree in close proximity to one another. Pine pollen, whose use for medicinal purposes is known for centuries, is found only in male flowers, scientifically called microstrobils. Usually they are located on several pieces (less often one at a time) at the very tips of twigs and resemble light-brown, sometimes yellowish-beige spikelets or knobs in a miniature up to a maximum of 15 mm. In these microstrobils, pollen grains are ripening. They are round, but on the sides they have two air bags, so that the wind or water carries them for many kilometers. To collect pollen, you need to know exactly the time of flowering of pine, otherwise the valuable therapeutic product from the microstrobe will be poured out. In each region, dates may differ, and pine trees, albeit externally and similar, may belong to different species and varieties and have different flowering periods. But everywhere they come before the landscaping of deciduous trees and bushes. In the suburbs this is the second half of May.
What is useful for pine pollen? The use of this natural product causes its richest composition. In each speck of dust there are proteins, fats, glycine, organic acids, proline, rutin, threonine, testosterone (especially its high content in Scotch pine pollen), flavonoids, enzymes. In the pollen, vitamins A, B, D3, and C were found, and in addition, trace elements of potassium, selenium, manganese, iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus - about 30 minerals in all. This is an incomplete list of substances and their compounds, making pine pollen so valuable.
In folk medicine, mainly Chinese, for centuries, treated with pine pollen of such diseases:
- Some problems with the gastrointestinal tract (constipation, inflammation, dysbiosis);