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#17 thelerner

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 09:13 AM

A long time ago I took some supplement, Pine..something.. not pine pollen but some kind of pine extract pill that was reputedly a  tonic especially good for circulation.  I was teaching childrens classes in Aikido at the time and had a very talented group of Phillippino's.   There were 5 of them cousins and brothers, great bunch, respectful and dedicated. 

 

The thing I did that wowed them the most probably wasn't my martial prowess but my ability to make snow balls- w/ my bare hands!   Growing up in a snowless place, they were amazed I could stick my bare hands into freezing white stuff repeatedly and make rock solid balls.   I think the pine extract helped w/ the stunt.  Being young and willing to risk minor frost bite to impress youngsters also did.  

 

I'm sure I was to them, what Wim Hof is to me. 


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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:02 AM

Do pine nuts have similar properties ?



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Posted 02 March 2017 - 08:19 AM

I have been takin pine pollen for a couple of months now and have noticed a great effect. Has anyone made their own tincture from the powder?

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Posted 02 March 2017 - 05:20 PM

I have been takin pine pollen for a couple of months now and have noticed a great effect. Has anyone made their own tincture from the powder?

I'd be interested in knowing too.  Course I don't even know which kind of 'Pine' tree this stuff is supposed to come from.

 

I get mine from Etsy- The Rural Apothecary $40 for 4 oz.  Expensive but it lasts. https://www.etsy.com...-harvested-from

 

They say "All of my pollen is tinctured in 100 proof grain alcohol.

I tincture my pollen for no less than 3 full months, up to a full 6 months. Before my pollen is tinctured, it goes through a quick freeze to crack the cell walls as well, again allowing more of the essential nutrients to tincture into the alcohol.

I tincture in all glass containers, no plastic or metal is involved in the tincture process.

My tincture is 1:1, I use half pine pollen to the same volume of alcohol to produce a strong tincture. I decided on 1 to 1 ratio to make a stronger tincture that gives more doses per 4 oz bottle."

 

Pine Pollen might need special knowledge.  I think I'll try to make a batch of Ginger Turmeric Pepper tincture.   Grind'em up, maybe leave the little pepper balls whole, fresh and sugared ginger, and leave'em soak in 100 proof vodka for a month or two, giving the small mason jar a swirl every now and then. 


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