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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 looks similar to a pyramid .

For example: "Let's rest under those pines", “When they reached the top of the mountain, the young people were surprised by the beauty of the pine forests that stretched beneath them”, "A pine fell through the storm and crushed a house".

The seed of 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 characteristics.

In Christmas , one of the most widespread traditions is to decorate a pine. It is usual to place various ornaments such as stars, bows, colorful balls, etc. You can also install flashing lights. When the person does not have access to a real pine, he can appeal to an artificial pine.

The Pinewood On the other hand, it is one of the most appreciated for its natural characteristics. It is a resistant wood, of good durability, that can be treated or painted easily. Because it is a relatively abundant resource, its price is not high. Thus, many 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 With regard to its benefits against breast diseases, for example, it collaborates with the reduction of bronchial spasms, performs an astringent and anti-infectious 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 the mucus of 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 breast 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. Just prepare one infusion based on dried yolk, water and honey, or dissolve essential oil of pine leaves 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 abilities that can be used to slow the growth of the microorganisms that cause this disease and promote the inflammation of the bronchi;

* cough : Borneol, cineole and protocatechic acid are antitussive and the richness that pine presents in expectorant components is very useful for cough. An infusion can be prepared with half a tablespoon of dried yolks per 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 the germs that cause inflammation and to soften the area of ​​the pharynx. For this, gargle with a preparation based on a few drops of essential oil dissolved in hot water is recommended.

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