Pine Pollen POWER

Soon will be time to harvest pine pollen for the apothecary!

Madhupa Maypop

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAmale catkins on pine tree

Most people are grumbling about pine here in the Deep South right now. There’s the usual allergies and then there’s the golden-yellow coating we have on every-single-thing outside.

I’m not complaining, though. Nope, not me.

I actually like the fine film of golden dust…

And, I must admit that I’m in love. I mean look at the male catkins on this pine tree! Doesn’t it just glow with divine vibration and virility!?

Pine is an all around medicinal tree. I am in relationship with the tree for many reasons both personally and for my apothecary, Sweet Gum Springs Apothecary:

1 – I collect resin to make local incense
2 – I harvest propolis from my beehive for medicine; pine resin (and other tree resins) are a component of the immune boosting and anti-microbial properties of propolis (along with honey bee saliva and beeswax)

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