Pine needles have long been used as a traditional health-promoting medicinal food because they exhibit strong antioxidant, antimutagenic, and antiproliferative effects on cancer cells and also antitumor effects in vivo and point to their potential usefulness in cancer prevention. They are loaded with Vitamin C. Pine bark contains an antioxidant called Pycnogenol that not only helps the body to assimilate Vitamin C but also aids in heart health
Grapes & Grape seed extract contains nutrients called proanthocyanidins. These PCO's have been found to strengthen capillaries, stabilize collagen & maintain two critical proteins in connective tissue. Bilberry, cranberry, black currant, green tea, & black tea contain OPC's, but higher concentrations are found in pine bark, grape seed & grape skin. Make sure those grapes you eat are organic & have seeds! #dherbs #healthtips
Pine salve is a traditional drawing salve, that draws infections, slivers, and inflammation out of the body. It reduces pain and swelling, helping the body heal itself. One way it works is by increasing peripheral circulation by counter irritation. While you could make pure pine salve with just pine oleoresin, beeswax, and oil, this recipe uses infused oils to work synergistically reducing pain and inflammation.