Pine is a tree. People use the sprouts, needles, and bark to make medicine.
Don't confuse pine with fir shoots (Picea abies or Abies alba) or man-made “pine oil.”
Pine is used for upper and lower respiratory tract swelling (inflammation), stuffy nose, hoarseness, common cold, cough or bronchitis, fevers, tendency towards infection, and blood pressure problems.
Some people apply pine directly to the skin for mild muscle pain and nerve pain.
How it works
Pine contains chemicals that might have activity against pain and swelling (inflammation). It also seems to be mildly effective in killing bacteria and fungus.
Not ProvenThinking and memory
Early research suggests that taking vitamin C along with a specific product containing pine extract (Enzogenol) for 5 weeks improves thinking and memory in middle-aged and older men.
Pine is POSSIBLY SAFE when used appropriately by mouth for short periods of time.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking pine if you arepregnantorbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Pine.
Asthma, allergy: Pine pollen can cause an increase in allergic symptoms, even in people who test negatively to pine skin tests.
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