Pine Sprouts (Pini turiones)

Published September 18, 1986; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)


Name of Drug

Pini turiones, pine sprouts.

Composition of Drug

Pine sprouts consist of the fresh or dried, 3 - 5 cm long sprouts, collected in spring, of Pinus sylvestris L. [Fam. Pinaceae], as well as their preparations in effective dosage.

Pine sprouts contain essential oil, resin.



catarrhal conditions of the upper and lower respiratory tract. External:

mild muscular pain and neuralgia. Contraindications None known.

Side Effects

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.


Unless otherwise prescribed:

Average daily dosage:

2 - 3 g of drug; equivalent preparations. Embrocation:

Liquid or semi-solid preparations of extracts of pine sprouts corresponding to 20 - 50 percent. Mode of Administration Internal:

comminuted herb for teas, syrup and tinctures. External:

alcoholic solutions, as oils or ointments. Actions Secretolytic
Mildly Antiseptic
Stimulating peripheral circulation.