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Pine pollen: properties and recipes

Pine pollen appears in the male cones, which develop on the tops of side shoots. Used to plant reproduction (ie, reproduction). It consists of particles of dust and contains a lot of different nutrients and trace elements, a positive effect on the human body.
Beneficial features
Pine pollen contains fats, proteins and lipids, as well as calcium, potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium, and iron. Also in the following contains the most important vitamins for the human body: E, C, B1, B12. Pine pollen - exclusive remedy and valuable product that relieves stress, reduces fatigue and helps to cure many unpleasant disease.
It helps with colds, rhinitis, promotes rapid recovery and strengthens the immune system. The product improves the blood circulation in the tissues helps the prostate and prostate adenoma. Pine pollen can also assist in oncology: it acts on infected cells and does not cause any harm to health. Improves the function of internal organs, it has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular and other systems of the body.
Where and when to collect the pine pollen?
Pine pollen can be found in coniferous forests. Male flowers grow in clusters. Ripening, they emit into the air a cloud of pollen. This happens in June, so you need to have time to collect the yellow flowers that appear in May, during the "flowering" of the tree. The first step is to go into the woods and find flowering trees, then - rip unopened buds.
For the convenience of collecting blossoms vysokorastuschih can grab the ladder. After collecting the flowers to dry for 2-3 days. Then emptying the pollen from the flowers and sift it through a sieve. Should happen pale yellow powder with a clear scent of pine. Pollen should be stored in a cool dry place (not more than 2 years).
Syrup of pine pollen
To prepare the sweet syrup you need pollen 500g, 300 g sugar and 300 ml water. Pour the warm mixture of pollen and sugar water (water completely covers the rest of the ingredients). Mix thoroughly, but do not bring to a boil. If you use the male inflorescences, flatten them a little cover, so they do not pop up. Cool the resulting syrup. If necessary, strain it, wring out and discard the inflorescence, drain sediment. Keep refrigerated syrup.
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