Pine cones-buds macerate with honey

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Preparation time10 min
Waiting time14 days
Cooking time--
Ready in14 days 10 m

Syrup of pine buds with growing cones, obtained by cold maceration with honey: an effective remedy in treating respiratory diseases such as: cough, bronchitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, ... but also a drink with a refreshing taste and aroma.

Servings

A jar of ~ 330ml, ~ 10 servings, one serving being considered 1 tbsp = ~ 25ml-30ml

Ingredients

Estimated cost: 2.0

Materials

  • - containers, preferably glass (jars, bottles) jar 330ml
  • - sieve for separating the syrup

Preparation

  • Pine cones-buds macerate with honey - Preparation step 1Wash the pine buds well (with cones in formation) and clean them of any impurities, then put them on a towel. They must be dried well, otherwise the remaining water could lead to fermentation of the syrup.
  • Pine cones-buds macerate with honey - Preparation step 2Put pine buds with cones in the jar.
  • Pine cones-buds macerate with honey - Preparation step 3Add the honey, little by little, until the jar is full. The pine buds-cones must be completely covered with honey.
  • Pine cones-buds macerate with honey - Preparation step 4Seal the jar tightly with a lid and leave to soak for at least 3 weeks in a dark place away from light. Every day it is good to shake the jar to mix the extract. You will notice how the honey changes its consistency and becomes thinner / fluid.
  • Pine cones-buds macerate with honey - Preparation step 5After maceration, strain the syrup obtained and it will be stored in glass containers (jars, bottles, recommended not very large) in a cool place and away from light (cool pantry or refrigerator).
    If it does not open, the syrup can be keept up to 1 year.
    Once a bottle of syrup is opened, it must be kept cold. It is recommended to consume, after opening, in a maximum of 30 days.

Observations
Pine Buds with Cones Syrup

It is recommended to collect the pine buds with cones from mountain areas, from places as remote as possible, unpolluted.

Buds with cones should be as young as possible, have a raw green color and should not exceed 1-2 cm in length. They are harvested in April, May and at the latest in June.

The pine cones-buds, obtained by maceration with honey, can be stored for about 1 year, if it is not opened and it is kept in a dark and cool place (refrigerator).

After opening a bottle, it is recommended to consume it in a maximum of 30 days and it is mandatory to store it in the refrigerator.

The volatile oils from pine buds are those that have a bronchodilator effect (makes it easier to breathe) and are stronger than those from fir.

Administration

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

For respiratory diseases, one tablespoon is administered 3-5 times a day, after which it is recommended not to drink or eat for 30 minutes.

In children the amount is halved, the spoon will be replaced with a teaspoon.

Effects

  • for cough, bronchitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis or other respiratory conditions
  • stimulates appetite and digestion
  • dermatological
  • alleviates intellectual fatigue
  • strengthens the immune system
  • to relax the nervous system
  • helps to fix calcium in the bones
  • fights osteoporosis
  • good in the treatment of rickets
  • pulmonary tonic
  • antiseptics
  • anti-inflammatory
  • sedative
  • diuretics
  • astringent
  • healing
  • antidiarrheals
  • antirheumatic
  • vitaminizing

Side effects

- diuretic, if the recommended daily dose is exceeded
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Coned pine buds macerate with honey
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