Pine nut: medicinal properties
Pine nuts are the fruits of Siberian cedar- a tree from the genus "pine". The tree-longevity, the maximum duration of the tree is 800 years, in height the tree reaches 40 meters, and in the diameter of the trunk is 1.5 meters. Since ancient times, cedar has been associated with strength and power, and pine nuts are believed to be able to transmit the power of cedar to people.
Useful properties of pine nuts are used inMedicine and cosmetology. Pine nuts are rich in vitamins, microelements necessary for human life. In 100 g of pine nuts contains a daily dose for an adult human trace elements such as manganese, zinc, copper. In the pine nuts there is a large amount of iodine, and the content of phosphorus pine nuts exceed all types of nuts. Since cedar nut contains a large amount of vitamin E, which breaks down fats, its use is an excellent prevention of atherosclerosis. Also due to the presence of vitamin E, pine nuts are recommended for use by nursing women who have insufficient milk production in the mammary glands. The presence of B vitamins, beneficial effect on the nervous system, and also contributes to the development and growth of the body. Among carbohydrates in cedar nuts contain starch, glucose, fiber, a small amount of fructose and sucrose.
From cedar nuts squeeze out the oil, which hasWide application in folk medicine. With peptic ulcers, one teaspoon of cedar oil is used three times a day. Also, cedar oil is recommended for use in hypertensive diseases, neuroses, skin diseases and many other diseases. Cedar oil can be consumed by everyone, regardless of age. Very useful infusions of crushed cedar nuts. To prepare such an infusion, you need to take one tablespoon of chopped pine nuts to pour 300 ml of boiling water, to insist for one hour. Take 50 ml five times a day. Such an infusion of cedar nuts helps with pulmonary tuberculosis, with kidney and bladder diseases, as well as with nervous system disorders.
With arthritis, gout, rheumatism recommendThe next cedar tincture - crush 100 grams of nuts along with the shell, fill the nuts with a liter of vodka. Leave in a dark, cool place for two weeks. Take 20 drops three times a day. Also, with arthritis, gout, osteochondrosis, baths are recommended with the decoction of their cedar shell. Tincture of cedar shell normalizes the functioning of the organs of the gastrointestinal tract. The shell of pine nuts has tannic substances, so infusions from it are recommended for drinking with inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth. With diseases of the cardiovascular system, reduced immunity, it is useful to take tincture from the cedar nutshell with eye disease. To make it, you need 1.5 glasses of fresh shell and a half liter of vodka. Pour the shell with vodka and leave to infuse for two weeks in a dark and warm place, you can near the battery. Take one tablespoon three times daily before meals. The duration of the course of taking the tincture is from 30 to 60 days, then the month break. A year can be done from two to five courses.
With gynecological diseases applyMedicines from the shell of pine nuts. In addition to the shell, nuts are useful and cedar cake. All the minerals and vitamins that are in the cedar nut remain in the cedar cake. Pellet improves metabolism, removes toxins from the body. Daily use of one tablespoon of cake per day leads to saturation of the body with all nutritional components. Cedar cake is recommended to add to your diet to pregnant and lactating women, toddlers, as it has a beneficial effect on the mental and physical development of children. Widely used pine nut, cedar oil and shell in cosmetology. Cedar shell is used as a face scrub. To prepare the scrub you need to grind the shell from the nuts and pour it with boiling water, add a spoon of crushed oat flakes. Should be a mixture of consistency similar to sour cream. Apply the scrub on face, leave for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with warm water. This procedure should be done once a week. Cedar oil is an excellent remedy for skin care of the face and body. It can be added one teaspoon into any masks made at home.
Beneficial effect on the face and neck skinCedar oil in the form of compresses. It is necessary to moisten the gauze cloth in a warm slightly oil, squeeze a little and put on the face and neck, leave for 15 minutes. It is desirable to be in a relaxed position. Also, to improve the skin and normalize all internal organs, recommend twice a day, half an hour before a meal, drink one teaspoon of cedar oil. Now you know, what is so important is the pine nut, the medicinal properties of which can help each of us.