Relieves coughs and helps keep them from worsening.
White pine bark is an expectorant and respiratory stimulant. It has been used for centuries as a remedy for coughs and chest congestion, including asthma and bronchitis. When used as a base for cough syrups, white pine bark aids expectoration of mucus, thereby helping to prevent worsening of the respiratory symptoms. The bark is also antiseptic and thus helps to reduce or slow down bacterial growth.
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Anonymous - August 2, 2007, 23:21
What part of the white pine tree is used for making syrups? The needles or the bark? I assume the white pine bark is used for cough syrups, but it would be easier if it was the needles as they are easier to gather. Thank you.
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