When a spiritually and medically advanced ancient culture reveres a plant for thousands of years, there's usually good reason to believe it must be powerful.
Such is the case with Pine Pollen.
This nutrient dense super food contains over 200 bioactive nutrients, vitamins & minerals and is easily one of the most important herbal medicines we have on this planet.
Known as a master rejuvenator & adaptogen this medicine provides deep cellular rejuvenation, nutrition, longevity & more.
BUT it's most important and unique quality is it's ability to harmonize the endocrine system which is rare in the plant world. This makes it nature's most powerful androgen, and the only plant source of the wonder hormone DHEA which is the precursor to testosterone, estrogen & progesterone. As an adaptogen it regulates all our hormones providing us with vitality and vigour, warding off adrenal fatigue, as well as helping with stress and anxiety.
As a potent Detoxer of pathogens, metals, estrogen mimicking compounds, radioactive isotopes, free radicals and more, pine pollen is a vital friend in this modern day and age, helping protect us from the constant bombardment of issues around us.
The medicinal use of Pine Pollen dates back over 1500 years to China, with the use of it as a medicine first recorded in the Xin Xiu Ben Cao (first official Materia Medica of China), which was authored between 657-659 C.E..
Pine pollen is very simply the pollen of pine trees. Pollen is actually a form of a seed; and, like all seeds, it contains the fundamental nutrients and essence necessary to grow a towering 100-foot tall pine tree that can live for hundreds of years.
As such, it contains an incredibly wide spectrum and high concentration of unique and rare nutrients that do much the same for the human body as it does for the tree itself: promotes rapid growth, rejuvenation, and healing
In chinese medicine, pine pollen is considered to be a tonic herb, capable of nourishing all major organs of the body including the lungs, kidney, liver, heart, and spleen. This powerful supplement contains over 200 bio-active nutrients including 17 amino acids, b vitamins, vitamins a, c, and d as well as powerful antioxidants like superoxide dismutase, resveratrol, and more.
Pine Pollen is an exceptionally powerful medicine for improving immune function and lowering the systemic inflammation that often leads to cellular oxidation. It also increases levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) - the bodies master antioxidant as well as glutathione, which help detoxify environmental pollutants and oxidative stress from the body.
Pine Pollen contains bioavailable forms of androstenedione, testosterone, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), androsterone and a wide variety of other phyto-steroidal compounds which harmonize and powerfully rejuvenate the endocrine system.
pine pollen has traditionally been used to enhance the immune system and treat low libido, depression, cognitive decline, and accumulation of fat on the body, among other things.
We wild harvest our pine pollen once a year (along the coast from the eastern cape to the western cape) during the pollen season.
We crack the cell wall of the pollen and then create a hydro-ethanolic extraction to concentrate and preserve the benefits of this vital jing enhancing herb.
Whilst Pine Pollen can be an amazing medicine and aid to those suffering with hormone imbalance, we must mention a word of caution.
Pine Pollen is bio-identical testosterone, meaning it exactly replicates testosterone in the body. This means that if you are taking a supplementary form of testosterone, and over long periods of time, your body may actually stop making it's own form of the hormone (since it will no longer need to make it due it getting it from the Pine Pollen). This can be dangerous, your body should be producing all it's hormones itself, and not from an outside source.
Using Pine Pollen in the short term, and using other medicine to aid in natural hormone balancing is recommended.
- Pinus massoniana
- Pinus tabuliformis
From Canada or South Africa when in season.