Properties: decoctions from pine kidneys have a pronounced diuretic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, disinfectant, hemostatic action. It also performs the function of an expectorant due to the fact that the epithelium of the respiratory tract is excited, sputum viscosity decreases, and the functions of the ciliary epithelium are stimulated.
Tea from pine buds copes with bronchitis, pneumonia, cholelithiasis and kidney diseases. Recipe: 10 grams of pine buds, pour 1 cup boiling water and cool to room temperature. Take 2 tsp. 3-4 times a day.
Expectorant: 1 tsp 1 cup of boiling water is poured into the pine buds and it takes about half an hour to simmer in an enameled bowl in a water bath. After the resulting broth is filtered, cooled and brought to the original volume with boiled water - up to 1 glass. Such a decoction can be stored in a cool place for no more than 2 days. Take 3 times a day for 1/3 cup.
Decoction for inhalation: you need to take 20 grams of kidneys and pour them with 1 cup of boiling water. Next, put in a water bath and breathe this steam. It perfectly dilutes sputum, cures bronchitis, tracheitis, rhinitis, reduces sore throat.
For whooping cough and bronchial asthma: 40 grams of pine buds, 30 grams of plantain and 30 grams of coltsfoot leaves. Mix everything, pour 1 liter of boiling water, let it brew, cool and take 1/3 cup 3 times a day.
For inflammation of the bladder or urinary retention: take 1 tbsp. pine kidneys, pour them with 1 cup boiling water, let it brew overnight, and then take 3 times a day after meals after 1-1.5 hours in 1/3 cup. For children, it is necessary to halve the dose of a single intake. This recipe also helps with diseases of the upper respiratory tract, pharyngitis and laryngitis.