Why collect pine buds?
AIF at Dacha No. 8. The seedling season has begun 04/26/2022
At the end of April — early May is the time to stock up on pine buds for the whole year. Harvest them on a sunny day until they open up and are covered in pinkish-orange scales. A pine bud is nothing but a storehouse of many useful substances; it contains a huge potential for the growth of a future branch of a plant. The chemistry is amazing. These are resins with tannins, and essential oils, and phytoncides, and vitamins B and C.
Collect the buds carefully, do not tear the entire batch from one pine, but take only a few from each. Dry them at home on a flat surface where the sun's rays do not fall, spreading them in a thin layer. Stir medicinal raw materials once a day. As soon as excess moisture leaves the kidneys, put them in a glass container, tightly covered with a lid. Store in a dark place.
Decoctions, tinctures, inhalations and potions are prepared from the kidneys. Herbalists believe that such medicines can cure a number of diseases: tonsillitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, tuberculosis, as well as gastritis and sciatica. Kidneys brewed with boiling water and infused in a thermos are good for colds and viral diseases.
However, consult your doctor before using this medicine, side effects are also possible.