Published September 18, 1986; Revised March 13, 1990.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)
Pini turiones, pine sprouts.
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.
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.
Stimulating peripheral circulation.