Pine have always been used in folk medicine in the treatment of rheumatism and respiratory purification, as well as the treatment of cough and lung disease, and hypothyroidism.
The insufficient creation of thyroid hormone is called hypothyroidism. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is a chronic autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto’s thyroiditis).
For people who suffer from this condition, the Russian folk medicine recommends the following simple recipe of only two ingredients, which can be very easily obtained.
Russian drops for hypothyroidism
– In the spring pick up some of 15 young pine cones (size 3-5 cm)
– Grind them fine as much as possible
– Pour over them 50 ml of high-quality vodka or homemade brandy and leave to stand in a covered jar for ten days
– After that, strain the liquid
Drink for five drops three times a day. Therapy should last three weeks.
How pine tree affects on our health
We all know the healing properties of various herbs, vegetables and fruits, however evergreen trees also have healing properties. Pine have always been used in folk medicine for treatment of rheumatism and respiratory purification, as well as the treatment of cough and lung disease, and hypothyroidism. All parts of the pine tree have medicinal properties. The good side of pine tree is that it is present during all year, but it is most effective when his medicinal parts are collected during the spring.
There are many types of evergreen trees, but the most common in our area are black and white pine. Black pine can be recognized by their dark green needles and a conical shape of their crown. White pine has a silvery needles with orange-brown bark color.
Healing effects have: pine needles, young shoots, young cones, resins and bark pine. Needles are used fresh, because with drying they lose vitamin C, which is rich in this tree. It is little known that the healing properties of needles are more than 80 percent bigger if we break the needles into a smaller pieces.
Pine cones are used while they are young, with size of 3-5 cm, because with their further maturation they take woody shape and are losing all the healing properties. Young cones contain medicinal bitter and aromatic substances and are rich with vitamin C, contain healing scented resin and a large number of antioxidants and a lot of essential oil. They also have an alkaline effect.
All this makes pine cones a perfect ingredient for this powerful Russian remedy for hypothyroidism.