(Natural Herbs) White Pine

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White Pine Scientific Names and Common Names,White Pine Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,White Pine Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Natural Herbs) White Pine


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Formulas or Dosages | How Sold | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Pinus strobus L. Pinaceae Pine family

Common Names

Deal pine
Soft pine
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Parts Usually Used

Inner bark, young shoots, twigs, pitch, leaves
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

White pine is a large North American evergreen tree; reaches a height of 150 feet or more, the tree is covered with deeply fissured, gray-brown bark. Its branches are arranged in regular whorls. The soft bluish-green, needle-like, linear leaves grow in clusters of five, the clusters spirally arranged on the branches. The male flowers grow in axillary, catkinlike cones, the female in slightly larger lateral or nearly terminal cones. The slender, cylindrical seed cones are from 3-8 inches long and are often curved. The winged seeds are brown, mottled with black.
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Where Found

Grows from Newfoundland to Georgia mountains and central Iowa, west to northern Illinois.
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Medicinal Properties

Expectorant, demulcent
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Legends, Myths and Stories

The Native Americans used white pine for making a bread from the ground-up bark.

Long been used for lumber and wood pulp, the timber has been used for ship masts, houses, other buildings.
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The inner bark off white pine is a remedy for coughs and congestion due to colds and bronchitis, flu, croup, laryngitis, as a tea or as an ingredient in cough syrup. Some Native American tribes used the inner bark or the sap as a poultice or dressing for wounds and sores. Pitch poulticed to "draw out" boils, draw embedded splinters, felons, abscesses, also used for rheumatism, broken bones, cuts, bruises, and inflammation. Twig tea used for kidney and lung ailments. Bark and/or leaf tea used for sore throats, poulticed for headaches. Combined with uva ursi (bearberry), marshmallow, and poplar bark, it is excellent for diabetes.

A hot resin can be spread on a hot cloth and applied as you would a mustard plaster for treating pneumonia, sciatic pains, and general muscular soreness.
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Formulas or Dosages

Infusion: steep 1 tsp. inner bark or young shoots in 1 cup water. Take a mouthful at a time, as needed. Add a little honey for sweetening if desired.

Tincture: a dose is from 2-10 drops in water.

Mixture: steep 1 tsp. white pine inner bark and 1 tbsp. each of wild cherry bark, sassafras bark, and American spikenard root in 1 pint of boiling water for 30 minutes. Take 1 tsp. every hour.
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How Sold

A ready-made combination of pine with other herbs is available at many herb shops, with the directions for use on the container.
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, by Jethro Kloss; Back to Eden Publishing Co., Loma Linda, CA 92354, Original copyright 1939, revised edition 1994

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

, by Frances Densmore, Dover Publications, Inc., 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, first printed by the United States Government Printing Office, Washington, in 1928, this Dover edition 1974

, by Pamela Forey and Ruth Lindsay, Crescent Books (January 27, 1992).

, by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Second edition, 1988.

, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

, edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

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