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Force needles Useful and branches and cones

Fill half of the bucket with coniferous branches, fill them with boiling water, add a few drops of lemon juice and place in a secluded place in the room, without closing the lid. This will clear the air in the apartment.

Rinse and chop 40-50 g needle needles (spruce, pine, fir or juniper). Fill with liter of boiling water and leave for 15-20 minutes in an enamel bowl. Then add 0.5 liters of cooled boiled water, filter and leave to stand for 5-6 hours. Carefully drain the liquid, leaving a residue on the bottom. The taste of the drink will be more pleasant, and vitamin C will remain better if you use citric acid solution (a teaspoon per liter of water) instead of water.

Sugar can be added to the finished extract of needles at the rate of 30 g per liter of water. Drink half a cup 4-5 times a day.
Infusion of pine needles removes radionuclides from the body, chemical and other foreign inclusions and supplies a huge amount of vitamin C. And if you add mors, kvass or cabbage pickles to the aqueous extract of the needles, you get a wonderful drink. You can cook and jelly: a tablespoon of potato flour and the same amount of sugar per liter of infusion. Use a coniferous drink a glass a day.

To prepare another infusion, only needles of spruce or pine are needed. Better to take fresh or stored in the refrigerator (at room temperature, vitamin C, contained in the needles, quickly destroyed). Grind needles with a glass or wooden pestle and cover with boiled water. Insist pine needles for 2 hours in a dark cool place. Before use, add lemon juice and sugar. Drink a drink on the same day. It is very useful for people who have suffered a stroke, as well as for those who treat the kidneys. Coniferous drink cleanses the blood, removes radionuclides from the body.

And this tool gives a strong effect of fortification, removes slags from the body, prevents many diseases, strengthens the immune system.

A handful of needles (about 40-50 g) of pine is poured over 2 liters of water in an enamel pot. There is added a tablespoon of chopped onion peel and a teaspoon of chopped licorice root. All this is boiled for another half a minute. Then placed under a blanket or poured into a thermos for 10-12 hours. Then filtered, brought to a boil, cooled and stored in the refrigerator. During the day you can drink 1-2 liters.

Bath with pine needles soothe

When inflammation of the appendages will help therapeutic bath. Brew 5 liters of boiling water needles, twigs, pine cones, hold on low heat for 30 minutes and leave to infuse for 12 hours. A good broth is brown. Pour it into the bath. The water temperature is 38 degrees, the bathing time is 20-30 minutes, the course is 10 days. For a full bath, 1.5 kg of pine needles are required, for a half - 3/4 kg and for a sit down or foot - 1/4 kg.

Such procedures have a calming effect on people with painful irritability and strengthen the heart and nerves.

Healing baths help to cope with insomnia, nervous pain, inflammation of the joints, nervous excitement, overwork and have a beneficial effect on the skin. For the bath, prepare an infusion obtained from a glass of chopped needles, filled with 1.5 liters of boiling water for an hour. The water temperature is 38-39 degrees, the time of adoption is 10-12 minutes. But if you have heart problems, don't risk it.
For lumbosacral radiculitis, myositis and herpes, the coniferous-tub baths are well served with spruce and salt.

Siberian means: needles, cones, buds

Infusion of pine cones (or spruce) is used for inhalations and rinses for sore throat, chronic tonsillitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, rhinitis. The crushed cones are poured with boiled water at a ratio of 1: 5, boiled for 30 minutes, stirring, then infused for 15 minutes and filtered through three layers of gauze. It turns out brown liquid with a coniferous smell and astringent taste. For inhalation, the infusion is heated to 60-80 degrees and take 20-30 ml per procedure (for adults).

For pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, pharyngolaryngitis, this remedy helps. 30 g of young shoots or cones of coniferous tree boil in a liter of milk, strain and drink in 3 doses during the day.

Syrup made from fresh pine buds is very useful in microinfarct, myocarditis and rheumatic carditis.

With spurs help coniferous baths. Cut pine twigs before visiting the bath, pour boiling water into the pelvis and leave it in the steam room for 20 minutes, let it cool down a little. Put the usual rolling pin in the pelvis and roll it with your feet. So get rid of spurs and massage improve overall health.

Pine resin has healing properties. All treatments - apply it to the affected area. You can use and hardened, but melted. Add a bit of pork interior oil to the resin - cure not only fresh, but also old wounds. In case of purulent wounds and ulcers on the skin, in equal parts mix pine resin, yellow wax, sunflower or hemp oil melted on the fire, and use after cooling as an ointment or plaster.

Pine cones can be used for wellness massage. Put them on the bottom of the bath and walk along them for 5-10 minutes. First, the legs will hurt a little, but you get used to it and want to do it again.

A decoction of the cones is good for rinsing with angina, tonsillitis, pharyngitis. With a cold and sinusitis they are washed with a nose. Pine cone pour a glass of boiling water, boil for 15 minutes and strain. For the throat - half a glass for one procedure. And 5-10 drops in each nostril.

Cut off a spruce rod about half a meter long, about the thickness of a finger, and regularly beat yourself on the feet (beat with such force that you could barely endure) for 3-5 minutes. This ancient Siberian remedy is excellent for bumps, especially if you need to hover your legs for 2-3 minutes before the procedure and twist your big toes with force (to the pain).

What a New Year without a holiday tree? A living Christmas tree in an apartment is not only a feeling of the most wonderful of holidays, but also health for all who live there.

Few people are able to admit indifference to the tender, ephemeral, but at the same time surprisingly stable aroma of needles in the house, which takes us to a happy childhood. However, not everyone knows that the needles are the source of biologically active substances.

Wood coniferous greens contain valuable biological components: chlorophyll, vitamins, macro- and microelements, phytohormones, phytoncides, bacteriostatic and even anthelmintic substances. Spruce needles are fraught with inexhaustible forces that perfectly help restore and maintain health. It has the ability to regulate metabolism, improve blood formation, have a diuretic effect.

Do not count all the diseases from which you can get rid of with the help of pine needles. These are diseases of the kidneys and the cardiovascular system, retinal detachment, optic nerve atrophy. Indispensable for multiple sclerosis, gangrene, hemorrhoids, convulsive states. Perfectly removes radionuclides from the body, helps strengthen the immune system. It also successfully fights respiratory diseases and nervous disorders. It is an effective remedy for arthritis, obliterating endarteritis, radiculitis, osteochondrosis and other diseases of the joints and spine. Long since needles are used as a strengthening agent.

With the preventive purpose of needles it is useful to simply chew. But the preparations prepared from it, as well as the procedures performed with their use, have a great effect.

Since pine (spruce) needles contain a large amount (especially in winter) of vitamin C, which is so necessary for us in the spring, it is used to prepare a vitamin drink. Freshly picked (preferably annual) needles are washed, crushed with scissors, poured with cold water, acidified, adding 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to a liter of water, then for 2-8 days insist in a dark place, filter and drink a glass a day.

And you can chop up the needles for half an hour in a sealed container, cool and add cranberry or lingonberry juice to improve the taste. Then pour the drink in bottles. For the manufacture of a daily dose of vitamin aids need only 25 g of needles.

For bronchitis, coniferous inhalations are made: 200 g of spruce (pine) needles are put in a small saucepan, poured with a glass of boiling water and, covered with a large towel over the head, inhale the steam.

In case of bronchial asthma, pharyngitis, laryngitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, honey-propolis mixture is prepared with young spruce (pine) twigs. A kilogram of spruce branches is boiled for 15 minutes in 3 liters of water, filtered and a kilogram of honey and 10 g of extract of propolis prepared at the rate of 30 g of propolis per 0.5 cups of alcohol are added to a liter of broth. Heat the mixture to 45 degrees, cool and bottled. Store in a cool place. Take a teaspoon 3 times daily before meals.

Even from the needles for the treatment of bronchitis and colds prepare homemade pine oil. An old, already unused teapot is filled with a quarter volume of young freshly chopped needles and filled to half with water. The kettle is tightly closed with a lid, a metal or plastic tube is put on the spout and put it in a glass with cold water. The kettle is heated, and water vapor, together with volatile (essential) oil, is transferred to a glass, where it cools and floats in a glass on the surface of the water. It is drained or removed with a pipette. From 100 g of needles usually get about a gram of oil. With this oil, rubbing the back and chest of the patient.

In winter and in early spring, boils often appear on the body as a result of hypothermia. With furunculosis, ointment is prepared from resin: it is mixed with pork fat and beeswax, taken in equal amounts. Heat the mixture on the fire and after cooling down thickly lubricate the boil.

You can prepare the ointment and in another way. Take equal parts by weight of resin, wax, honey and sunflower oil. Heat up on fire, cool. Helps with abrasions, boils, ulcers.
Not only needles are useful, but also green cones. They are also considered a good medicine in the treatment of respiratory diseases, hyperacid gastritis, gastric ulcer.

Step into a new life <

Still, it is very good if there is a live Christmas tree in your house or at least fir branches. Then, ozonides will constantly form in the air.

During the interaction of phytoncides and ozone, the ozonide molecules become electronically excited and their energy increases by a factor of 3.2 compared with the usual oxygen molecule. Phytoncides of the spruce increase the content of light negative ions in the air and not only disinfect, kill the pathogens, but also help the body's defenses to cope with harmful strangers.

Beneficial effects have phytoncides and the nervous system. Hysteria-prone people of various kinds of nervous disorders, insomnia, it is useful to spend more time with spruce. This is confirmed by bioenergy. They are sure that the biofield ate helps a person to control emotions, sets him in a philosophical way.

The energy of the spruce is very useful and those who feel a lack of strength. True, its impact is not simultaneous. It may take several days before you feel a special cool clarity and freshness in your soul, peace of mind, a surge of strength. Perhaps it was the impact of spruce that will help you start a new life one fine Monday.

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Chemical composition and use

Pine needles occupy a significant place in the old recipes of health and youth due to the valuable chemical composition.

Pine needles contain:

  • essential oil,
  • vitamins C, B1, B2, K, P and E,
  • phytoncides,
  • tannins,
  • carotene.

For therapeutic purposes, coniferous decoctions and infusions, inhalations, ointments and baths are used. Tools from the needles have:

  • antiseptic,
  • diuretic (how to make rose hips in a thermos),
  • choleretic (list of herbs here),
  • immunostimulating,
  • analgesic effect.

The range of use of pine needles is amazing. They are used:

  • With colds,
  • In gynecology (useful properties of oregano for women),
  • With the development of inflammatory processes of the oral cavity,
  • For the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases,
  • Against beriberi,
  • During hypoxia,
  • To normalize digestion,
  • In dermatology (the medicinal properties of the skin series),
  • In diseases of the musculoskeletal system.

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Preparation of raw materials

To pine needles, as much as possible, showed healing qualities, it is necessary to properly prepare it and take care of storage.

Pine needles can be harvested for a whole year, but more vitamin C is contained in the fall and winter.

And if you need fresh shoots, the harvesting is better to do in the summer. Twigs can be stored in the snow or on a cold balcony for up to two months.

No need to put their water, so needles in two days will lose nutrients.

Against cold

Pine needles are indispensable in the treatment of respiratory diseases from the common cold to the flu.

Essential oils help to relieve coughing, facilitate breathing, and a whole parade of vitamins provides a quick recovery.

Siberians prepare cough infusion according to this recipe:

  • pour boiling water 100 g of pine needles,
  • bring to a boil
  • insist about 1 hour,
  • filter,
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of honey.

The medicine is taken on half a glass 3-4 times a day.

With pneumonia and bronchitis use another means. Need to:

  • mix shredded pine needles and hips in a ratio of 5: 3,
  • pour a liter of boiling water
  • insist for 4-5 hours
  • honey and lemon are added to the filtered product.

Drink in small sips.

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Pine Needle Inhalations help to cope with a strong cough.

Fresh needles should be poured with cold water for 9-12 hours, bring the infusion to a boil.

Inhale coniferous vapors for 15 minutes.

But a diaphoretic antipyretic comes to the rescue (a decoction of pine needles).

Also, pine needles are useful for tuberculosis. Accept infusions and decoctions of needles. Doctors prescribe walks in the pine forest.

Healing baths

Take baths with the addition of pine needles are recommended for people with increased fatigue, sleep disorders, nervous disorders.

Also, such procedures positively affect the respiratory tract, help with diseases of the joints, strengthen the heart, in general, improve metabolism and promote weight loss.

There are two approaches to the preparation of healing baths:

  1. Pine needles boil for 30 minutes, then another 90 minutes insist.
    Raw materials are taken at the rate of 1 kg of needles for about 10 liters of water.
    Pine needles poured for 10 hours with cold water, and only then boil.
    After straining, the broth is poured into the bath.
  2. Fill a pine sack with pine needles and throw them into water with a temperature not higher than 38 ° C.

Hot procedure, in some cases, leads to difficulty breathing and uneven heartbeat. If you are prone to drops in blood pressure, plunge into the bathroom gradually.

Keep your heart above water level.

Coniferous bath is better to take at night and no longer than 15-20 minutes. In the medical mixture add sea salt and pine bark. This procedure rejuvenates the body.

Contraindications to the adoption of a pine bath: high blood pressure, circulatory disorders, infectious skin diseases.

Coniferous baths can not be taken to children, especially babies.

Keeps immunity

Pine needles, due to the vitamins and antioxidants contained in them, support the immune function of the body, fight against hypo-and vitamin deficiency.

A simple vitamin pine drink is made as follows:

  • we take 30 grams of fresh pine needles and a glass of boiled water,
  • cook for about 20 minutes
  • insist for 2 hours
  • add honey to taste.

Such a decoction is a natural cure for scurvy and the prevention of this disease.

Recipes elixir differ by the addition of additional ingredients and the duration of cooking.

Broth is used to restore after heart and vascular operations, after chemotherapy.

Recipe for an unusual pine jam

  • Grind 2 glasses of needles,
  • mix with 1 cup of dried rosehip,
  • pour 3 cups boiling water,
  • insist at least 12 hours
  • strain the broth and enter:
    • 300g of sugar
    • 3 glasses of water.
  1. Bring mixture to a boil, cook over low heat for about 1 hour until thick.
  2. 5 minutes before being ready to squeeze lemon juice.

Jam is stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 months. Accepted for the prevention of colds and infectious diseases.

For youth and beauty

Pine needles are used in folk recipes of beauty and in home cosmetology.

Useful substances needles help to maintain youth, struggling with skin problems, and even baldness.

Чтобы подтянуть контур лица, делают примочки из такого отвара: веточку сосны варят в 300 г молока 20 минут.

Тоник для жирной кожи с прыщами:

  • стакан хвои кипятят в литре воды 10 минут.

Это средство используют для умывания.

Крем молодости:
2 столовые ложки хвои запаривают половинкой стакана кипятка.
Then insist 2 hours, then add 5 drops of rosehip oil or glycerin.
Apply on face for the night.

Mask for youth is prepared from pine flour, olive oil and grated cucumber. The ingredients are mixed in equal proportions and left on the face for 20 minutes.

Coniferous masks

The basis of the masks for all skin types - an infusion of a tablespoon of needles and half a glass of boiling water. The tool is infused for 30 minutes, used immediately after straining.

For oily skin Faces make a mask from:

  • oatmeal,
  • lemon juice
  • honey and coniferous infusion.

Components are mixed in equal proportions and applied for 10 minutes.

Rinse need residues of pine infusion.

Mask for dry skin consists of coniferous infusion mixed with sour cream and curd to the consistency of a batter. Mask hold for 15 minutes, thoroughly washed with warm water.

Universal decoction to strengthen hair cook like this:

  • in 20 grams of chopped needles pour 250 grams of water,
  • boil for 15 minutes.

The resulting lotion is rubbed into the scalp after washing.

Healing properties

Pine needles are valued for their antibacterial and healing properties. Conifer poultices and ointments deal with wounds, boils, burns, ulcers. They have a healing effect on the skin with eczema, psoriasis and other diseases.

Preparation of pine poultices. Fresh needles are washed, doused with boiling water, wrapped in multi-layer gauze and applied to wounds. Pine lotions also help with joint pain.

Coniferous ointment

A decoction of 20 grams of crushed needles need to boil down.

In a refractory container shift the needles with butter layers.

Stew in the oven at a low temperature for a day, with breaks of 2 hours.

Oil gently drain in a glass bowl.

The hardened ointment is ready to apply.

This cream is effective in the treatment of hemorrhoids, cracks on the heels and herpes.

Who should not apply

No matter how useful and healing needles are, there are still limitations in its use.

Do not use inside the medicine of pine needles pregnant and lactating mothers.

Contraindications to treatment with needles are chronic and acute diseases of the kidneys, liver, hypertension, and individual intolerance.

In the treatment of conifer decoction, ointments, lotions, externally, side effects are not detected.

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What substances are part of pine needles

Pine needles occupy one of the places of honor in the herbalist's list, because the importance of this component for many recipes of traditional medicine was known in ancient times. The reason for the popularity of the plant lies in its composition, because both the kidneys and needles contain a large amount of essential oils, vitamins B1, B2, C, K, P and E, in addition to which tannins and carotene should be distinguished.

The maximum amount in the needles of such an important vitamin C can be observed in the spring and winter periods, especially when the tree is well lit by the sun's rays. The level of the mentioned carotene in such conditions increases and exceeds its level in carrots.

For example, oxypalmitic, stearic, oleic, abietic and benzoic acids can be detected in the resin, and the presence of the latter makes all means even excellent disinfectants. At the same time, starch and mineral salts that are part of the needles make it an excellent feed for farm animals, although this is a completely different story.

Medicinal properties

The rich chemical composition and the optimal combination of all the above components allow you to create a wide variety of medicines based on pine needles. The most popular antibacterial, diuretic, immunostimulating and vitamin formulations.

  • the ability to excrete phlegm, reduce inflammation and accelerate sweating (appropriate for the development of acute respiratory diseases),
  • improve the quality of digestive processes,
  • maintain proper functioning of the cardiovascular system,
  • reduce stress and eliminate sleep problems,
  • normalize metabolic processes in the body,
  • improve the condition of the skin and hair (including increasing the speed of regenerative processes and even rejuvenate the skin),
  • strengthen bone tissue and joints, which is especially important with age-related changes in the locomotor system and rickets.
There are many options for the use of pine needles, but among the most common emit infusions and decoctions used in hypoxia, adenoma, diseases of the genitourinary system in women and the elimination of dental problems.

If treatment of diseases of a dermatological nature is required, the use of alcoholic extracts from the needles is allowed, and there is no need to fear irritation - it will not.

To strengthen the immune system

To enhance the protective functions of the body, special healing drinks are prepared on the basis of pine needles.

For example, one glass of washed and shredded needles can be filled with 600 ml of freshly boiled water and infused for an hour in a tightly closed container. After this time, it remains only to merge the infusion, strain and add the juice from half a lemon. The finished product can be divided into three times and drink during the day.

With a cold

Given the large amount of vitamin C in the needles, it is easy to assume its benefits in terms of treating or preventing colds.

For example, to speed up the healing process will help the following recipe. 100 g of fresh needles need to be poured with a liter of freshly boiled water and a little more hold on low heat (5-10 minutes is enough). Ready broth tightly closed with a lid and insist for 1-2 hours, then filter and drink half a cup 3-4 times a day. To improve the taste of the drink, you can add 1 teaspoon of honey.

Kidney disease

It is unlikely that it will be possible to eliminate serious problems of the kidneys with coniferous compositions, but it is quite possible to facilitate the work of the prescribed medicines.

So, for these purposes, a decoction is perfect, for preparing which 2 tablespoons of onion peel and 5 of the same tablespoons of chopped pine needles should be steamed in a liter of boiling water and, after ten minutes of boiling over low heat, left overnight in a thermos.

The amount of infusion obtained is calculated for 1 day of treatment, and the course of administration should not exceed one month. Of course, as in the previous cases, it is desirable to obtain the approval of the doctor in advance.

With varicose veins

Varicose veins are more of a female problem, although representatives of the stronger sex often suffer from it. In any case, the following coniferous recipe will help ease the manifestation of the disease and improve your well-being. A pound of crushed pine needles must be poured over 300 ml of boiling water and mixed to a state of homogeneous slurry.

It is this gruel that must then be applied to the affected areas of the body, wrapping it with gauze. This compress is left for 15 minutes, and then removed, to again impose every other day. The course of treatment in this way is two weeks.

For pain in the joints

Useful recipes from pine needles are used for the treatment of rheumatism and severe pain in the joints, however, I must say that one of the most common means is not for everyone. The fact is that after a small cut of pine needles they fill a mattress for sleeping, although not everyone can sleep on it.

As a more pleasant alternative, you can prepare the following decoction. For 50 g of young pine shoots you need to take one tablespoon of chopped onion peel and a teaspoon of shabby licorice root.

Burns and boils

Pine needles help to cope well with the problems of a dermatological nature. So, poultices from fresh needles are an excellent remedy for pustules, boils, rashes, burns and even minor injuries to the skin. In all these cases, it is necessary to pour boiling water over the collected and well-washed needles (always in cold water), put it in gauze, and then apply such a compress to the affected areas.

If the problem is associated with burns, then finely chopped pine needles are slightly steamed in water (can be placed in boiling water for 5-10 minutes), and after complete cooling to room temperature, they are applied to the affected area.

Wellness baths

Coniferous baths are assigned mainly to people suffering from osteochondrosis, neurosis, neuralgia, rheumatism and some dermatological ailments. In all these cases, for the beginning it is necessary to prepare pine extract: for 1.5 kg of fresh pine branches (along with needles and green cones) take 10 liters of boiling water and leave the mixture for half an hour on fire.

After this time, the brew is removed and infused for 12 hours in a tightly closed container. After filtering the infusion can be poured into the bathroom, the water temperature in which should not exceed the temperature of the human body (ideally + 34 ... + 35 ° C).

Diuretic

With the correct preparation of pine needles, it will help to cope with problems of the kidneys and urinary tract, acting as a powerful diuretic. All you need is to pour 1 tablespoon of finely chopped needles with 250 ml of boiling water and boil over low heat for 20 minutes. Ready broth is cooled, filtered and drunk on a large tablespoon three times a day immediately after meals.

How to use for beauty and health of the skin of the face and hair

Virtually no such plant, the healing properties of which would not be used for cosmetic purposes. That pine needles was no exception to the rule, so let's look at the most popular recipes for face masks and decoctions for hair.

Mask for the face

From pine needles you can make a mask for absolutely any skin type, but for all the options, the base is an infusion of 1 tbsp. l needles and half a cup of hot water. This composition is insisted for half an hour, then filtered and immediately begin to create the mask itself.

If you have oily skin, then you need to additionally take oatmeal, lemon juice and honey, and after mixing (in equal proportions) with the indicated infusion, apply for 10 minutes on the face. Wash off the agent residues infusion.

If you wish, you can prepare a rejuvenating mask. To do this, wash and cut 30 g of pine needles, add to them 3 spoons of honey and a tablespoon of olive oil. The finished product is applied to the face for 10 minutes, and then washed off with warm water.

Broth for hair

To strengthen the hair with pine needles, it is necessary to prepare the following universal decoction: 20 g of finely chopped needles are poured with a glass of water and left to boil for 15 minutes. Ready lotion must be rubbed into the scalp immediately after washing.

In addition to the decoction, if desired, you can prepare and not less useful hair mask. In this case, one egg white and five drops of brandy are added to two glasses of the crushed needles.

After the specified time it remains only to wash your hair with shampoo. This coniferous mask will reduce the fragility of your hair and relieve them of dryness.

When is the best time to collect needles

In addition to needles, pine buds, pine cones and young shoots are also often used for therapeutic and prophylactic purposes, and a variety of drugs are prepared from turpentine. However, the needles are considered the most accessible and at the same time rich in biologically active component. They are harvested all year round, but if you are interested in the maximum presence of vitamin C, then your seasons are autumn and winter (for fresh shoots, harvesting is done in summertime).

Sprigs with needles are stored without problems in a snowdrift or just on the balcony for two months, but if you collected the necessary material in the springtime, then the storage period will be slightly shorter (until the heat is stable).

How to store at home

There is nothing unusual in the description of the storage of pine needles, because for this purpose a dry and dark room and an airtight container will do (this is if you have separated the needles from the shoots).

At low temperatures, all useful properties will remain in full, while increasing temperature indicators will cause them to be consumed. For example, at a storage temperature of + 8 ... + 10 ° C, about 35% of carotene is lost. In case of emergency, you can freeze pine needles, but before putting it in storage in the freezer, rinse well, dry and, finely chopped, put it in a plastic container or plastic bag. If you decide to dry the needles, then the best place to store it will be a tight-fitting can.

Contraindications and harm

In most cases, all the coniferous compositions described are well tolerated by the human body, but do not mindlessly use the above recipes, because there are a number of situations where they can harm. So, it is extremely undesirable to apply when:

  • acute form of hepatitis (with chronic form requires prior consultation of a specialist),
  • acute heart failure
  • infectious dermatological ailments (coniferous baths are especially prohibited),
  • inflammatory processes in the acute form of flow,
  • severe kidney disease (for example, glomerulonephritis),
  • pregnancy
  • individual sensitivity.
Also, do not forget that an excessive passion for drugs on the basis of pine needles can lead to the development of such unpleasant complications as headache, rhinitis, inflammation of the intestinal mucosa and stomach.

In general, pine needles are a valuable natural material for general health improvement and elimination of unpleasant ailments, but like other medicine, it should be thoughtfully prepared to prepare it, after receiving consultation from a doctor.

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