Pine bud syrup

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Preparation time15 min
Waiting time12 hours
Cooking time1 hour
Ready in13 h 15 m

Pine bud syrup, obtained by boiling with sugar is used both for therapeutic purposes to treat respiratory diseases: cough, bronchitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, ... and for its taste and aroma in soft drinks.


~ 30 tablespoons in 750ml of pine bud syrup (1 tbsp = ~ 25g)



  • - cooking vessel: pot / saucepan
  • - site
  • - spoon
  • - glass containers


  • Pine bud syrup - Preparation step 1Pine buds are washed well under running water. If necessary, clean it of any impurities.
  • Pine bud syrup - Preparation step 2Add the pine buds in a pot large enough to fit with the water. Water is added (~ 1 liter), but generally enough to cover them.
  • Pine bud syrup - Preparation step 3Boil the mixture of pine buds with water for ~ 30 minutes on medium heat. The water should become slightly milky, cloudy.
  • Pine bud syrup - Preparation step 4After boiling, leave the mixture to infuse, covered with a lid, for about 12 hours or overnight. This step can be skipped, but if you have time, we also recommend the infusion, because in this way we can be sure that all the vitamins and minerals contained in pine buds will be extracted.
  • Pine bud syrup - Preparation step 5In this step, we will strain the liquid obtained. I used a sieve press and a strainer. Boiled buds are thrown away, although they can probably be used as fertilizer for the soil of certain plants, ...
  • Pine bud syrup - Preparation step 6For the resulting amount of liquid, 1 to 1 sugar will be needed. Basically, for 1 liter of liquid, 1 kg of sugar will be needed. In this recipe I used brown sugar.
    Put the strained liquid together with the sugar to boil over medium heat for about 30 minutes.
    Caution: throughout the cooking, stir almost continuously with a spoon.
  • Pine bud syrup - Preparation step 7For the last 5 minutes of boiling, squeeze the juice from a lemon and add to the composition.
  • Pine bud syrup - Preparation step 8At the end should result in a slightly thin, reddish-brown syrup, which after cooling should thicken. This can be verified by the classic method: put a tablespoon of syrup for a few minutes to cool and it should change its consistency, becomming thicker.
  • Pine bud syrup - Preparation step 9We will leave the obtained syrup for ~ 5 minutes to cool (slightly cooled), then pour it into glass containers (recommended sterilized) that will close / seal tightly.
  • If we want to keep the syrup for longer (more than 6 months), it is recommended after sealing the glass containers, their slow cooling. Slow cooling can be done by covering the containers with a towel or a thick blanket for about 12 hours.
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It is recommended to collect pine buds, from mountain areas, from places as remote as possible, unpolluted. Fir buds should be as young as possible, have a raw green color and between 1-2 cm long.

It is good for pine buds to be fresh. The maximum time from harvesting the pine buds to cooking should be a maximum of 5 days (store in the refrigerator).

To get a more interesting color, you can use brown sugar.

Pine bud syrup, obtained by boiling with sugar, can be stored for about 2-3 years.

Once a bottle of syrup is opened, it must be refrigerated and consumed within 30 days.

Volatile pine oils are those that have a bronchodilator effect (makes breathing easier). Studies show that pine bud syrup would be more effective than fir bud syrup.

Pine bud syrup has beneficial effects in chronic bronchitis, persistent cough, asthma, tracheitis, pharyngitis, flu, colds, sinusitis and even tuberculosis.


Pine bud syrup can be consumed both for therapeutic purposes for respiratory diseases and as a refreshing drink with plain or mineral water, with a very pleasant taste and aroma.

For respiratory diseases, consume 3-5 tablespoons of syrup / day.
After administration, we recommend not drinking or eating for 30 minutes. In children the spoon will be replaced with a teaspoon!


  • maintains the health of the respiratory system
  • prevents and can treat cough, hoarseness, laryngitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis
  • helps to decongest the respiratory tract and treat its irritations
  • effective in treating whooping cough
  • normalizes bronchial secretions
  • remedy against colds
  • It is used to treat migraines

Side effects

In large quantities it can become a diuretic


For people with allergies, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and children under 3, it is good to consult a doctor.
Another information
Pine buds have a lot of beneficial effects and are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential oils and unsaturated fatty acids. They contain vitamins E, B1, B2, B3, B9, calcium, iron, phosphorus, copper, manganese, antioxidants, minerals, unsaturated fatty acids (alpha-linoleic acid, oleic acid, pinoleic acid, Omega 9), beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, essential oils, bitter substances.

Other benefits of pine buds:
- Improve eyesight
- They have an energizing effect
- Improve heart health
- Prevent premature aging
- Reduce the risk of cancer
- Helps to lose weight
- Fight fatigue

A really good syrup

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