Scots Pine / Pinus Sylvestris
4,30 € / 35g
Origin: Auvergne, France
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Scots Pine is a species of pine that grows all over Europe. It has been used on the European continent since thousands of years and historically it figures in greek mythology as well as in Druid tradition. Its fragrant buds are traditionally used for infusions, still being collected by several peoples every spring.
Use and advices:
Infuse 1 teaspoon of Pine buds per teacup and let them steep in 80ºC water for 7-8 minutes before enjoying. We always recommend drinking herbal infusions in slow sips. This infusion goes particularly well together with a tablespoon of honey in your cup.
1-3 cups / day
- Scots Pine might provoke allergic reactions by hypersensitive people.
- Follow recommended intake and do not over consume.
- It is not recommended to use Scots Pine during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Scots pine buds can be harvested in two different periods of the year: in the end of the winter or in the late autumn. Harvest on a dry and warm day, and always in clean areas. Do not take whole branches or parts of the branch with you, only the buds. Spread your harvest on several trees to avoid taking too much from single specimens. As with all wild harvesting, make certain of your identification of the tree prior to collecting and consuming.
The availability of the plants that we propose can vary during the year, as nature itself changes with the season, and our stock. If you require large quantities, please contact us in advance.