Pine Medicine and Mystery

Pine trees are one of the oldest plant species on earth with fossils found dating back 140 million years.

This ancient tree is sacred to so many cultures and is so generous with its gifts to us.

Let’s start with the pine cone, which resembles our own pineal gland so much that we named it so!

The pineal gland is considered to be our third eye, the gateway to illumination and enlightenment and so it is interesting to note pine cones have been part of religious symbolism in many cultures whether its the Egyptian Staff of Osiris or the courtyard of the Pinecone found in the Vatican.

The Pine is evergreen which represents immortality and in Celtic mythology, it would bring back the light on December 22nd following the Winter Solstice drawing us into a new year ๐ŸŒฒ.

๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€ can be enjoyed as a tea to stimulate digestion & relieve coughs and colds.

๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ is rich in antioxidants & the source of the supplement Pycnogenol which has been used to lower blood pressure, improve arthritis, reduce ageing & many other benefits.

๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป can be used on wounds to prevent infections & remove splinters.

๐—”๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, the fossilised pine resin is used as pain relief & burned as incense, can release suppressed memories.

๐—ฃ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป is used to restore vitality as an adaptogen and improve testosterone levels.