Medicinal raw materials from nature and forest (pine, fir, spruce, white mistletoe)

Medicinal raw materials from nature and forest (pine, fir, spruce, white mistletoe)
During autumn and winter, many medicinal raw materials can be collected from forests, meadows and glades, and generally from the surrounding nature. Naturopaths now prepare tinctures, ointments, creams, herbal liquids and powders from the collected raw materials. During this period, fir needles, ie spruce (Latin Picea), pine (Latin Pinus), shoots and leaves of white mistletoe (Latin Viscum album), and pine cones mature. Otherwise, clean forest air with the smell of pine has a beneficial effect on the body.
Pine was once the main type of wood used in shipbuilding. In Japan and the People’s Republic of China it is considered a tree of longevity, while in Asia Minor it is a symbol of immortality and fertility, in Finland it is a symbol of life and in South Korea it is a symbol of fidelity and principle. Pine has universal medicinal properties. Pools, resin and branches are useful. Pine buds are an ingredient in lung teas. A solution and extract of pine buds and conifer needles are used to prepare coniferous baths as a means of calming nervous tension. Pine buds are collected from October to May. They are cut with a knife only from the side branches of young trees and in places where pine seedlings are thinned. It is dried outdoors and under a canopy or in the attic under a tin roof with good ventilation. Preparations from pine buds have good diuretic and disinfectant properties. They stimulate the excretion of sweat and expectoration, so they are used due to diseases of the upper respiratory tract. Pine buds are used to make an herbal liquid for the treatment of pneumonia (inflammatory condition of the lungs), bronchitis, rheumatism, joint pain, kidney disease, urinary tract and inflammatory condition of the gallbladder.
Herbal liquid – mix one tablespoon of pine buds with one cup of hot water in an enamel bowl. Cover and heat for half an hour on steam. Then cool the liquid to room temperature, strain and add hot water to the original volume. Drink half or a third of your fluids during the day after meals. This herbal liquid is used orally because it is a means of repairing the composition of the blood, for expectoration in case of bronchitis, due to rheumatism, for collecting water and as a choleretic (for bile production) and diuretic (for expelling fluid). In the case of tuberculosis, an alcoholic tincture of pine buds is used.
Tincture-are used due to gastritis and tuberculosis of the lungs to strengthen immunity. Fill a liter jar with washed and chopped pine buds and pour brandy to 2/3 of the volume. Fill the remaining 1/3 of the jar with honey. Add a slice of lemon zest. Close the jar and shake well. Hold for 40 days. Shake occasionally. Strain the contents and pour into a jar. Keep in a dark place. Take one tablespoon three times a day on an empty stomach. As a precaution, one tablespoon can be used at bedtime.
Herbal throat rinse – pour one tablespoon of pine buds with one cup of hot water. Leave for half an hour in a warm place and strain. Use 2 to 6 tablespoons for inhalation and take 2 to 3 tablespoons for one glass of warm water for rinsing the throat.
Pine bud tea – strengthens immunity, has analgesic and antiseptic effects and is used for expectoration. Pour one tablespoon of pine buds with one cup of hot water. Leave for half an hour in a warm place and strain. Drink throughout the day in small sips.
Aromatic pillows – are made of pine needles, spruce (fir) at home. Pour some tree needles into a cotton pillowcase. These pillows have volatile and aromatic substances. They are useful for the treatment of bronchitis and inflammatory condition of the tracheal mucosa. You can keep pillows under your nose during the night. For a stronger effect of turpentine, a hot water bottle or a bottle of hot water can be kept under the pillow.
Aromatic baths are made from needles made of coniferous trees. Pour two kilograms of fresh pine needles and chopped pine cones with 6 liters of cold water. Leave for 24 hours and cook for half an hour. Pour the warm liquid into the tub. This bath is beneficial for the joints and tired and paralyzed legs.
Spruce (or spruce) contains essential oils, resin, tannins, mineral salts, turpentine oil and phytoncides. Needles, resin, cones and buds are used for funnel purposes. Fir preparations strengthen circulation, have a diuretic effect, strengthen sweating, and are used to treat inflammatory conditions of the upper respiratory tract, whooping cough, gout and rheumatism. Recipe: prepare a solution of pine cones and fir needles. Pour hot and chopped raw material with hot water in a ratio of 1: 3. Leave for 2 to 3 hours in a cool place. Drink a third of one glass. This herbal liquid puts a lot of strain on the kidneys, so you should not drink more than one glass a day – naturopaths advise.

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