Pine tree It is a concept that comes from Latin pinus. It is a tree that is part of the set of conifers (those species that have cone-shaped seeds) and that generally have a similar appearance to a pyramid.
For example: “We are going to rest under those pines”, “When they reached the top of the mountain, the young people were amazed by the beauty of the pine forests that stretched out below them”, “A pine fell by the storm and crushed a house”.
The seed of the pine is known as pinion, while its fruit is the pineapple. It should be noted, however, that there are multiple species throughout the planet, each with its own characteristics.
In Christmas, one of the most widespread traditions is to decorate a pine tree. The usual thing is to place various ornaments, such as stars, bows, colorful balls, etc. Flickering lights can also be installed. When the person does not have access to a real pine, he can turn to an artificial pine.
The PinewoodOn the other hand, it is one of the most appreciated for its natural characteristics. It is a strong, durable wood that can be easily treated or painted. Because it is a relatively abundant resource, its price is not high. In this way, many pieces of furniture (such as beds, tables or chairs) are made of pine wood: “Do you like the pine bed I bought?”, “When we got married, my grandmother gave us a table with pine chairs”.
Medicinal properties for chest diseases
The pine has a large number of properties medicinal. Regarding its benefits against chest diseases, for example, it helps reduce bronchial spasms, performs an astringent and anti-infective function. It is a tree that has approximately forty antibacterial principles, as well as a large amount of tannins, something that makes the preparations that include it the ideal remedy to reduce mucus in the respiratory tract and eliminate microorganisms.
The pine essence can be prepared with any part of the plant and it has expectorant, mucolytic and antiseptic properties that have been used to treat various diseases of the respiratory system. As if all this were not enough, pine is a great antipyretic, that is, it serves to lower the fever that usually accompanies many of the most common chest diseases.
Let’s see some diseases o conditions and applications of pine in its treatment:
* bronchitis: pine has more than a dozen expectorant components, necessary for the expulsion of mucus. It is enough to prepare a infusion based on dried bud, water and honey, or dissolve essential oil of pine needles in hot water and inhale the steam for a few minutes to take advantage of its properties. In addition, borneol and cineol have sedative, antibacterial and antibronchitic capacities that can be used to stop the growth of the microorganisms that cause this disease and promote the reduction of inflammation of the bronchial tubes;
* cough: Borneol, cineol and protocatechuic acid are antitussive and the richness that pine presents in expectorant components is very useful for coughing. You can prepare an infusion with half a tablespoon of dried yolks for each cup of Water and drink it in small doses throughout the day;
* cold: the same infusion of pine indicated above is able to reduce cold symptoms, such as inflammation, excess mucus, cough and pain of throat;
* pharyngitis: pine is used to eliminate germs that cause inflammation and to soften the pharynx area. For this, gargles with a preparation based on a few drops of essential oil dissolved in hot water are recommended.