I wanted to share something very great I have recently learned. The pine tree has been reveled by many ancient cultures for millenium, for one because it has a similar shape to the pineal gland as many of you have likely learned from this website, but I now believe they reveled it so much for another reason as well. The pine tree has many edible parts to it that are good for you, everything from the needles, to the seeds in the pine cones, and perhaps most importantly in this day and age is the yellow pollen powder produced by the male flowers during the spring time. The yellow pollen powder from the common pine tree is a superfood that very closely resembles the human hormone testosterone, in fact it is just one molecule different in form from the human testosterone from what I read (its the richest seedbed of testosterone derived from a plant). The reason I and other people who know about this find this so important in this day and age is that many of us have a hormonal imbalance with far too much estrogen in our system from things like xenoestrogen and phytoestrogens (spelling?) in things like plastics and gmo soy. I and I'm sure most of you notice so many people these days seem overemotional and I really think it is due to this imbalance of too much synthetic estrogens in our bodies. Both men and women commonly suffer from this hormonal imbalance especially here in the U.S. I would say. Well amongst other things pine pollen helps to rebalance hormonal levels for both men and women, and I know most of us here on this site are seeking wholeness and balance!
So I just learned about this pine pollen deal this morning and not long after I was out searching for pine trees because they are such a common tree that grow all over the world, especially here in Ohio! So I went out to go collect some and here are some tips on collecting..Take with you a recycled jar, plastic or paper bag to collect the pollen in. Find some pine trees, If your going to collect your own I would recommend going out right now asap on the search because now is the time of year the pollen is being produced! Look for the male flowering buds which will look like a little cluster of mini green/yellow pine cones with an actual pine cone starting to grow from the center of the cluster. Shake either the whole branch for a quick test and if you see yellow powder starting to shake off that means there is pollen powder to collect. Put your jar or bag over or under the cluster you are collecting from and shake the cluster and let the pollen fall into the bag. Quite simple and you don't even have to cut the clusters or harm the tree at all. I read you don't have to worry too much about overharvesting from a tree because there will still be plenty of pollen from the buds at the top of the tree which you can't reach. Another option is you can cut the clusters and there is a way to prepare a tincture, but watch out with overharvesting from the tree and don't cut too many from one! Well I went out for about an hour collecting today, found a patch of about 10 pine trees, I would say about half were producing pollen right now, but the ones that were had anywhere from maybe 50-200 clusters each that were producing pollen, and I was able to collect a pretty decent amount in just an hour . Also a few of the needles or small clusters, or little ants/bugs might get in with the powder, but I wouldn't worry too much about any of these, just pick them out if you can, but heck I figure even if a few little ants remain in it'll just give it a bit of extra protein. I had the yellow powder all over my hands and arms and probably my lungs as it was all over the air as I was collecting it.
So my first experience today eating some I would say was very special. I already noticed just from trying it once I feel extremely energetic this evening. Within a few minutes I felt very focused and at balance with things. I can't even describe it hardly, the focus I feel is like something I have never felt before, it's like a very natural mental high. Seriously my third eye started buzzing and I was even seeing flashes of energy around. It helped me focus with meditation more without having too many other thoughts infest my mind. I felt strong, less fearful I think because of the testosterone levels are balancing out, this stuff literally makes you feel powerful and non-fearful- great if your dealing with a lot of astral and mental attacks from entities in this time! I haven't felt this fearless for a long time, maybe ever! I read that the natives use to go take this stuff before they would go into battle.
This is amazing pollen everyone for all plants animals and humans on this Earth! It increases your sexual labido too!
Also if your worried maybe the extra testosterone will cause you too be infertile or shrink your testicles like synthetic testosterone from steroids does, well I did some research and read that first off its a natural testosterone, and also with it actually being slightly different that the human testosterone you don't have to worry about over doing it. Basically it does not cause infertility whatsoever is what I learned from the research, if anythig it will boost your fertility because it will be balancing out the overload of synthetic estrogen many of us have in our bodies. Go out and collect this stuff people! I also read it has general anti-aging and longevity properties, and that it helps skin. In fact an intersting thing that happened to me today, when I was collecting it I of course ate some and had it all over my arms for an amount of time before rinsing it off. Well tonight I was making a batch of rice milk for the first time and stupid me after I had cooked it for about 3 hours I put it in the blender and accidently turned it on without the lid on. Got nearly boiling hot water all over my arms and it really hurt at first, but I noticed after about half an hour by arms don't feel brned hardly at all. Could be due to the pollen for sure (or perhaps the cold water I ran on them immediately , or maybe both)!
Here is a site you can order the powder from if you don't have access to collecting it yourself.
Here's just a listin from the site of all the nutriona benefits of consuming pine pollen.Benefits of proper nutrition through consuming Pine Pollen:
Here's a pretty funny dude talking about the pollen from youtube:
Also I would check this out for sure, this is where I first learned about pine pollen and other edible plants/weeds which for the most part grow naturally around the Earth:
I've been doing a lot of just collecting food in nature lately and would definetely recommend it for everyone to start learning some of these things. We don't need to be going to the supermarket to get our food, just now in Spring in Ohio I've been eating all kinds of things that grow naturally: Dandelions, Violas, Wood Sorrel, Cattails, Pine Tree Pollen/needles, and there's hundreds of other things you can find around the Earth naturally growing that this guy teaches you about on his site, Check it out! Seriously most of this stuff you can just go out and collect around your town is going to be much healthier than alot of the stuff you can get from a grocery store. Right now of course I still get some food from the grocery as I'm just now starting a family food garden for this first time this year, with the hope to be off of grocery food for good!(except for still maybe getting some rearer items from the grocery once in a while) But I balance it out right now by eating a lot of just natural stuff I find outside such as dandelions to make sure I am getting proper nutrition as freshly picked from the Earth as possible.
I may try taking some of the pollen I collected tonight before going to bed to see what kind of effects it may have in the astral realm, I'll let you all know how it works out!
^^True , I know if you make the tea out of it it has lots of vitamin C and I think I heard vitamin A too. I heard also the bark is even edible,( I think the inside of the bark?)You can roast it with a little garlic n salt to make it tasty even. I tried putting some of the needles in hot water yesterday and It was very tasty in my opinion, had that piney kind of taste.
Also here's a study I just found saying they could be anti-cancerous as well.
"These results demonstrate that pine needles exhibit strong antioxidant, antimutagenic, and antiproliferative effects on cancer cells and also antitumor effects in vivo and point to their potential usefulness in cancer prevention."
Thank you very much for contributing this is lovely and i will definitely try :)
Wholeness to u brother
Thanks, great info, women get out of balance too. I'm going to try this but I'm not sure if my pines have any pollen left. My cedars have huge amounts of pollen and everything gets covered in yellow powder. Already too late for those too with all the heavy rain and flooding here in Kentucky. We didn't have much flooding on my road except some in the basement. Judith