Pine pollen is the pollen of Pinus massoniana, Pinus tabulaeformis or the same genus. It is bright yellow in color and edible. It is a traditional Chinese food. In ancient times, people would use pine pollen to make medicated food to treat diseases. “Shen Nong’s Materia Medica” records: “The pine pollen (pine yellow) smell is sweet and non-toxic. It treats the cold and heat of the heart, relieves urination, eliminates blood stasis, and prolongs life through long-term use.”
With the development of science, people have conducted more in-depth research on pine pollen, and found that pine pollen has extremely high nutritional value and has therapeutic effects on many common diseases. It is a health food suitable for all ages. Today, the editor of Rainwood will take you to understand the nutritional value and medicinal value of pine pollen. Teach you how to properly consume pine pollen.
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The history of pine pollen
Pine pollen is a kind of pollen for medicine and food in the treasure house of Chinese medicine. As a traditional Chinese medicinal material, its history of medicine and food has been used for more than thousands of years. There are records in medical classics, and it is regarded as a \”fairy medicine\” in the folk because of its magical effect.
Pine pollen has also been recorded in traditional Chinese medicinal diets. As early as the pre-Qin period, \”Zhou Li\” recorded \”food therapy\”, and made a philosophical explanation of the relationship between diet and disease, which established the medical theory of \”preventing disease\” in Chinese medicine. Later generations compiled various versions of \”Diet Therapy Materia Medica\” that can be used for diet therapy. In these monographs, there are records of using pine pollen to make soup, making fillings, steaming cakes, and making wine.
Pine pollen functional ingredients
Pine pollen contains more than 200 kinds of nutrients, including 22 kinds of amino acids, 14 kinds of vitamins, and more than 30 kinds of mineral trace elements, as well as a large number of active proteases, nuclei, flavonoids and other active substances.
The protein rich in pine pollen is mostly in the form of free amino acids, and the content is 5-7 times higher than that of milk and eggs; the content of vitamin C is higher than that of fresh fruits and vegetables, and it is called the king of natural vitamins.
Taking pine pollen will reduce fatigue and increase physical strength in the short term; constipation disappears and digestion improves; the skin is delicate and the complexion is ruddy; sleep is stable and the mood is happy; energetic and memory are improved.
The efficacy of pine pollen
1.Skin care and beauty
Pine pollen is rich in amino acids, all natural vitamins and a variety of enzymes, which can enhance skin metabolism, increase skin elasticity, and delay skin aging. Vitamin C, E and B vitamins have a coordinated effect, which can activate cells, scavenge free radicals, block the production of chloasma and butterfly spots, eliminate skin melanin, reduce and remove acne, and make the skin white and beautiful; at the same time, it is good for bright hair Hair also has better results.
Pine pollen has a very good therapeutic effect on skin diseases. Pine pollen has strong water absorption, can dry dampness, converge and stop bleeding. External use can dispel wind and stop bleeding, calm the body and reduce inflammation. It has no side effects such as skin irritation and allergies; it is resistant to eczema, yellow water sores, skin erosions, water dripping, and traumatic bleeding. , Diaper dermatitis, etc. have a good therapeutic effect. It is especially used for skin care and skin care of infants and young children, preventing and treating children\’s skin eczema, with good curative effect and quick effect.
Pine pollen is effective in preventing itching in the elderly, and it can also prevent bedsores.
Pine pollen contains trace elements, flavonoids, arginine, vitamin C, E, carotene and selenium, etc., all have the effect of scavenging free radicals in the body, and can improve the body\’s antioxidant enzymes (such as copper zinc superoxide dismutase, etc. ) Activity, inhibit lipid peroxidation, eliminate age spots, and delay cell senescence.
The reason why pine pollen makes people rejuvenate is also that its diversified active nutrients interact with each other to adjust the body\’s functions, maintain the youthful vitality of the body\’s tissues, and make intelligence clever, thereby delaying aging and increasing life span.
Pine pollen can directly supplement nutrition, and can also improve digestion and absorb nutrition from food to supplement energy for the body, increase endurance, and make it less fatigued. Pine pollen can also adjust the nervous system, relieve mental and work pressure, and relieve fatigue caused by various burdens and middle-aged and elderly people. Pine pollen can reduce the level of lactic acid in the body, and is suitable for overtime workers, test preparation students, pre-match athletes and other people with heavy labor intensity and heavy mental work.
4.Control your weight
Pine pollen is nutritionally balanced, rich in fiber and low in calories. 72.5% of the fatty acids contained are unsaturated fatty acids, which work synergistically with vitamin E to regulate human cholesterol in both directions, making muscles strong and well-balanced.
The cellulose content in pine pollen is as high as 29%. On the one hand, it can produce satiety, reduce food intake and avoid overnutrition; on the other hand, it can inhibit and delay the absorption of cholesterol and triglycerides in the lymph during the process of fat metabolism. ; At the same time, cellulose can promote intestinal function and accelerate fecal excretion. Research and experiments conducted by the PLA General Hospital in cooperation with Germany have confirmed that pine pollen can increase the excretion of cholesterol in feces by 0.8 times and the excretion of triglycerides by 2 times. The excretion of more than ten fatty acids from carbon 12 to carbon 22 increased by up to about 7 times.
The lecithin in pine pollen also accelerates the burning of body fat, and its diuretic properties also help to lose weight.
Both the Shennong\’s Materia Medica of the Han Dynasty and the newly revised Materia Medica of the Tang Dynasty recorded: Jiufu (pine pollen) is light-weight. Modern scientific research and practice have also confirmed that weight control is an inevitable result of taking pine pollen.
5.Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular maintenance
Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases are caused by the imbalance of lipid metabolism in the body and high blood lipids and cholesterol levels. Pine pollen is nutritious, rich in fiber and low in calories. 72.5% of the fatty acids contained in it are unsaturated fatty acids, which act synergistically with vitamin E to regulate human cholesterol in both directions.
The lecithin in pine pollen can accelerate fat burning, magnesium can activate the enzyme system, flavonoids can reduce blood fat and cholesterol; various vitamins can increase the elasticity of blood vessel walls, and lutin can increase the permeability of capillaries and improve the heart and brain. Microcirculation, eating pine pollen can strengthen the body\’s metabolism, increase the vitality of brain cells, regulate the endocrine system, reduce blood lipid levels, improve the microcirculation of the heart and brain, and prevent and assist in the treatment of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.
6.Adjust gastrointestinal function
Pine pollen naturally contains nearly a hundred kinds of enzymes and all minerals needed by the human body, can promote gastrointestinal peristalsis, promote digestion and absorption, and have a significant regulatory effect on loss of appetite and gastrointestinal disorders.
The magnesium and vitamin B6 in pine pollen can calm involuntary muscles and eliminate constipation caused by involuntary muscle spasms.
The pantothenic acid in pine pollen can protect the intestinal mucosa, heal ulcers, and have a good repairing effect on gastric ulcer, duodenal ulcer, atrophic gastritis, diarrhea, enteritis, etc., especially if the patient is allergic to the drugs used to treat the above diseases or When resistance develops.
7.Protect the liver
The liver is the organ with the most protein in the human body. The lack of protein can easily lead to fatty liver, which can lead to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Pine pollen is rich in choline, which is acetylated to form acetylcholine, which can promote the synthesis of phospholipids and effectively fight fatty liver. The free amino acids in pine pollen, especially methionine, are specific drugs for the liver; flavonoids are also very beneficial to the liver.
Pine pollen can promote liver cell activity, normalize bile secretion, and prevent liver disease. . Pine pollen can also improve immune function, promote liver detoxification, and have a good protective effect on liver cells.
In addition, pine pollen can prevent liver damage caused by excessive drinking, and help the recovery of injured liver function.
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8.Anti-cancer and anti-cancer
Pine pollen has complete and balanced nutrition, which can prevent cancer cells from developing into cancer due to nutritional imbalance and low immunity; pine pollen can help patients who are already sick quickly recover their physical strength and increase disease resistance.
Pine pollen contains a variety of effective anti-cancer substances, such as β-carotene, VE, and trace elements selenium, germanium, polysaccharides, etc., which act synergistically to regulate low or high immune functions in both directions, enhance the detoxification ability of cells, and strengthen The body\’s resistance to carcinogenic factors.
Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are very harmful to the hematopoietic system, digestive system and immune system. Pine pollen can quickly enter the blood to improve the vitality of the immune system and eliminate the side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, such as fatigue, anorexia and vomiting, diarrhea and urinary disorders, headaches, insomnia, and heartbeat Overspeed, fever, sweating, hair loss, etc. Pine pollen is rich in vitamins, active enzymes, biotin, trace elements and other active substances, which can coordinate gastrointestinal functions, stimulate bone marrow hematopoiesis, increase cell detoxification ability, and restore damaged organs to normal.
Taking pine pollen has the following effects:
The symptoms of prostate patients taking pine pollen have improved significantly;
Diabetics have increased physical strength in a short period of time, and their blood sugar will decrease steadily with drug treatment until they become normal and the drug will eventually be discontinued;
Pine pollen nourishes yin and strengthens yang, improves sexual performance, and treats impotence;
Improve the effect of plasma immunoglobulin;
Can relieve joint pain.