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​In Russia cedar pine is better known as Siberian cedar, an evergreen tree growing to 40 meters in height and up to 2 meters in diameter. Cedar can live up to 350 years, and some trees up to 800 years. Cedar nut develops only in the upper part of the crown, and its rich harvest happens once in 5 years, although the tree itself is fruitful every two years.

Seeds ripen in cones, the largest give up to 150 cedar nuts, which have a lot of useful and medicinal properties. The healing properties of seeds of cedar, which grows north, are valued higher. Siberian pine is a long-liver, lives up to two hundred years. From 50-100 years, growth is practically slowing down. Cones mature at the age of 45-50 years.

Forests, where cedar pine grows, are called cedar trees or stone pine forests. The famous Russian writer D. Mamin-Sibiryak admired the Siberian cedars, compared them with "boyars in velvet fur coats." These forests are distinguished by their microclimate. Crowns of cedar pine produce a large amount of oxygen, saturated with negative ions and phytoncides, which has an excellent healing effect on humans. The air of the stone pine is practically sterile. That is why with a hygienic purpose planting plantings.


For many decades, pine nuts have been used only in medicine, and for a short time they are widely used in cooking.

By the way, these nuts are a real treat. You can pamper yourself and your loved ones, just a little fry them in a frying pan. When heated from the nuts, cedar oil is released, the taste qualities become more vivid, and the aroma is expressive.

Also pine nuts are good in salads, vegetable, fish and meat dishes

Calorie content Pine nut is a useful product with a high calorific value of 673 kcal per 100 g. For comparison, caloric content of fat is 840kcal per 100g. It is established that 100 g of cedar nuts completely cover the daily requirement of the organism in amino acids, many vitamins and microelements. Excellent nutritional properties, high digestibility, superior to bread, meat and vegetables, are of great benefit to health.


Kernel 70% consists of vegetable fats, and carbohydrates to proteins have approximately 15%. In the composition of fat a significant amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, especially linoleic. Cedar nut protein is useful property is almost completely assimilated, it is similar to human protein. It includes irreplaceable and conditionally indispensable amino acids: tryptophan, valine, arginine, tyrosine, glutamic and aspartic acid, cystine, threonine, glycine and others.

Sufficient intake of vitamin B1 (thiamine) is necessary for optimal use of the body's carbohydrates, normalization of the function of the cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, nervous systems. Useful properties of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) contained in pine nuts, promote the production of energy from proteins, fats, carbohydrates, it is important for visual acuity. A sufficient content in the diet of vitamin B3 (niacin) normalizes appetite, it is necessary for cellular respiration, cholesterol metabolism.


Healing properties of pine nuts eliminate the deficiency of vitamin E (tocopherol). It normalizes the function of the endocrine and sex glands, restores male strength, helps maintain fat balance. Tocopherol is necessary for the formation of milk, prevention of atherosclerosis.


Pine nuts are useful high in micro and macro elements:

• Manganese. Increases the protective properties of the body to eliminate free radicals. Strengthens cartilage, is necessary for obesity, to improve the activity of the heart and blood vessels.

• Copper. It should be done with vitiligo, anemia, it is necessary for the early maturation of bones and tendons, normalization of the cardiovascular system.

• Magnesium. It increases intellectual and physical performance, relieves gallbladder spasm, normalizes intracranial pressure, is necessary for obesity.

• Potassium. In the composition of pine nuts is useful property to maintain acid-base balance, regulate blood pressure indicators, the endocrine system.

• Phosphorus. Important for the formation of bone and dental tissue.

• Zinc. It is necessary for poor growth of hair and nails, lowering of male potency, for normalization of intestinal microflora.

• Iron. It is part of hemoglobin, delivering oxygen to various organs

Healing properties of pine nuts are especially useful when it is required to restore strength after illness or exhaustion, quickly gain weight. Seeds of cedar bring unquestionable benefit with increased intellectual and physical loads.


Seeds of Siberian pine are most useful in fresh form.

For the treatment of metabolic disorders, tincture on vodka is prepared:

Wash nuts, dry on a towel, mash along with the shell, pour vodka for 4-5 cm. Insist for a week in a dark cool place, strain. Take for two months to 1 c.p. three times a day.

From urolithiasis, stones in the gallbladder and liver, to purify the blood of the core of pine nuts insist in low-alcohol grape wine. To increase the useful properties of the tincture, add a little honey.

Useful properties of pine nuts help to cure bronchitis. A glass of cedar nucleoli mixed with a glass of sand, pour 0.5 liters of vodka. Put in a dark place for two weeks, every day shake the tincture. Take from bronchitis to 1ch.L. three times a day. Cedar nuts are useful in the case of gout: To dissolve salt deposits, prepare from cedar nuts tincture, as for the treatment of metabolic disorders. Take 1 tsp. in a day.

The recipe for the treatment of arthritis:

Clear 30 g of cedar nucleoli, pour 0.5 liters of vodka, insist 40 days. Start taking five drops a day, increasing the dose every day by 5 drops. After five days continue the reception, but start dosing in grams. Take for a month every day for 10, 15, 20, etc. Gram, bringing the daily intake to 35g.

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