6 Ways to Add Pine to Your Wellness Routine (and Why You Should)

Health & Nutrition, Herbs & Roots

We’re not exaggerating when we say that a day in the mountains breathing in pine should be the latest health trend.
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Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Imagine you’re in the forested alpine mountains, breathing in the scent of pine. Do you already feel a little better? 

There’s scientific evidence that pine has massive healing properties. It has also been one of the most common medicinal substances worldwide for centuries, used in native American remedies and traditional Chinese medicine. Read on to learn about the power of pine and easy ways to incorporate it into your daily wellness journey.

Pine Health Benefits

We’re not exaggerating when we say that a day in the mountains breathing in pine should be the latest health trend. That lemony, fresh smell we all know is the tree’s essential oil, which is known as an incredibly powerful antiseptic and antiparasitic remedy. Pine trees have an amazing frequency, emitting an energy that can elevate the vibrations of our bodies, lifting our mood and contributing to a sense of calm, peace, and healing.

While not everyone can spend time in the forest, high-elevation pine pollen, bark, and needles have been known and used for centuries. Today we know that the pine tree gives us the gifts of increased immune response, hormone and endocrine system balance, sexual function boost, and anti-cancer and anti-parasitic properties. 

There are four parts of the pine tree we derive medicinal benefits from: the pollen, the bark, the needles, and the sap. Put together, they have an impressive list of health benefits, including: 

  • Hormone support and balance for both men and women
  • Increased autophagy (your body’s natural process of removing damaged or unnecessary cellular components)
  • Immunity boost
  • Anti-cancer
  • Anti-parasitic
  • Mood boosting

And more. 

Pine Pollen: Hormone Support

Pine pollen is the seed of the tree, giving life to forests that will stand for thousands of years. It makes sense, then, that pine pollen holds the creation of life frequency as a high-elevation sperm and is a powerful guard against disease. 

Often referred to as the ultimate superfood, pine pollen is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids. Pine pollen is full of phyto-androgens, and is the closest natural compound to synthetic testosterone, making it a smart choice for hormone balancing for both men and women. 

Pine pollen benefits include: 

  • Hormone support and balance
  • Immune support
  • Adrenal support and healing
  • Metabolism regulation
  • Blood pressure regulation

Pine Bark: The Nitric Oxide Booster

Pine trees stand tall for up to 1,000 years in nature, and pine is known for being one of the strongest materials on earth. Holding the extreme strength vibration, pine bark is a natural and powerful nitric oxide booster. 

Nitric oxide delivers nutrients throughout your entire body, giving you clean, natural energy and revitalizing your blood vessels. Pine bark increases oxygen levels, protecting against disease. 

Pine Needle: The Original Antimicrobial, Anti-Cancer Supplement

One of the most recognizable parts of the pine tree, the pine needle, is packed full of vitamins A and C, essential vitamins for red blood cell production–the main function of life. Pine needles are a must-have for everyone’s daily wellness protocol, containing the wind vibration and a high frequency. 

Pine needles have numerous benefits, including: 

  • Pain relief
  • Reduced depression and anxiety
  • Mood and energy boost
  • Weight management
  • Arthritis relief
  • Respiratory health support
  • Joint health support
  • Alzheimer support
  • ADHD support
  • Menopause support
  • Wound healing
  • Improved sexual function
  • Hair, skin, and nail health support
  • Bone health support

Pine Sap: A Natural Antiseptic 

Finally, pine sap, the sticky, fresh-smelling substance pine trees produce, has long been known by naturalists and indigenous populations as a natural antiseptic and antibacterial. Pine sap is still used today as a survivalist’s medical glue.

A History of Healing

Until the modern age of pharmaceutical control, pine was a well-known and commonly used remedy. Previous generations used pine oil, often called turpentine, for snake bites, illness, cuts, infections, and bug bite relief and prevention. It was the go-to medicine of our ancestors on this continent and others and remained a household remedy until the rise of prescription medicine. 

Today, turpentine is known only as a paint thinner and is highly toxic due to the chemicals included. Do not use paint thinner in any other way than directed. Pine oil is also the original base of the well-known brand Pine Sol, originally developed from pine because of its antiseptic and germ-killing properties.

While pine oil has fallen out of common medicinal use, it’s time to give it a resurgence. It’s important to find a natural and safe source of pine to supplement your wellness routine. 

6 Easy Ways to Add Pine to Your Wellness Routine

We’re all living in a busy and unfortunately toxic modern world. Pine is an essential part of your wellness routine, and it’s not hard to add it to your day-to-day life. Here are some simple ways to get more pine regularly. 

  1. Drink pine needle tea: Steep 2 tablespoons of clean pine needles in 8 ounces of boiling water to create an amazing detox tea.
  2. Take regular pine needle oil baths: Add a few drops of pine needle essential oil to your bath to relax sore muscles, elevate your mood, detox, and take in the other benefits of pine. 
  3. Diffuse pine in your home: Add a drop of pine needle essential oil to your diffuser, raising the frequency and mood in your home while cleaning the air. 
  4. Use pine as a non-toxic household cleaner: Use vinegar and pine needles to create your own homemade, non-toxic household cleaner. Simply place about one cup of clean pine needles into a jar alongside about 16 ounces of vinegar and 4 ounces of water. Let sit for four weeks, then strain and dilute your pine concentrate with about 6 ounces of water.  
  5. Bring a live Christmas tree into your home: There’s more than just the Christmas spirit lifting moods when you have a live pine tree in the home. No, it’s not your imagination: having a live Christmas tree really does have incredible air cleansing and health benefits.
  6. Add a daily pine supplement to your routine: Add a daily supplement to get everything you need quickly and easily, like our triple pine supplement and pine pollen ginseng tincture.

At Vitalize Juice Co, we believe that health is for everybody. 

Whether you’re new to pine or know its benefits and looking for new ways to incorporate it into your daily routine, we hope these tips have been useful to you.