LATIN NAME: Pinus Sylvestris.


COMMON NAMES: pine pollen, scots pine.

BOTANICAL INFORMATION: Pinus Sylvestris is an evergreen coniferous tree up to 40 m high. The bark is red-brown, nearer to the apex is brown-yellow. Needles are 5-7 cm long. Male flowers are gray-yellow, female ones are reddish. The cones are back-ovate, 2.5-5 cm long, formed from female flowers. The seeds are elongate-ovate, 3-4 mm long. Seed ripening process lasts more than a year.

ACTIONS: expectorant, diuretic, diaphoretic and disinfectant.


Antioxidant activity of pine pollen exceeds ascorbic acid by 20 times, and tocopherol or vitamin E by 50 times. That is why pollen is successfully used both for toning and strengthening the body during the period of illness and rehabilitation after diseases. This natural medicine can be used as an immunomodulatory agent and stimulant, increasing the body's reserves when fighting against stress.

Pine pollen has blood thinning properties, enhances tissue respiration and increases the activity and concentration of superoxide dismutase (SOD), which successfully shows itself in neutralizing free radicals. After applying pine pollen, the amount of lipofuscin in the liver, heart and brain decreases. Lipofuscin is a substance formed in the body under the action of free radicals. As a result, cell resistance and life cycle increase, the risk of atherosclerosis decreases, lipids do not settle on the walls of blood vessels.

The healing effect of pollen on the walls of blood vessels helps to improve blood circulation, reduce the level of bad cholesterol, increases the nutrition of the brain, which prevents stroke and memory impairment, prevents psychasthenia.

Restorative effect of pine pollen on capillaries enhances visual acuity, which may be decreased due to diabetes and other systemic diseases.

The anti-inflammatory effect of pine pollen prevents liver and kidney diseases.

Pine pollen is also used when having problems with digestive tract. The stimulating effect of pine extract increases appetite and restores healthy intestinal microflora, prevents intestinal disorders, diarrhea, indigestion and constipation.

Pine pollen is used to treat anemia, since this natural remedy increases the concentration of hemoglobin in the blood and enhances the processes of hemopoiesis.

The anticarcinogenic properties of pollen, its resistance to radiation, and the ability to prevent radical oxidation processes ensure the pine pollen effectiveness when fighting against cancer cells.

After a course of pine pollen, men reproductive abilities are improved: impotence and infertility are cured, as well as inflammatory processes and pathologies of the prostate gland. Pine pollen has a beneficial effect on the women reproductive system: normalizes the cycle and eases the negative manifestations of menopause.

Pine pollen is deservedly called a panacea for broncho-pulmonary system diseases. It effectively treats tuberculosis and chronic bronchitis, blackouts on the lungs, wins a strong cold and cough.


Pine Pollen is a good remedy for atherosclerosis, cholesterol, stroke, memory impairment, psychasthenia, liver and kidney diseases, intestinal disorders, diarrhea, indigestion and constipation, anemia, impotence and infertility, inflammation and pathology of the prostate, negative manifestations of menopause, tuberculosis and chronic bronchitis, cold and cough.


Pine pollen is forbidden when having glomerulonephritis, hepatitis, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

“The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship”

Norman Douglas

*This article is for informational purposes only. We suggest consulting with a physician before using these or any other herbal supplements.