The Pine tree produces a high volume of pollen every spring, blanketing the ground and acting as fertilizer for all the plants in its ecosystem. We could call pine pollen a spring tonic for the forest its self. It has been consumed as a food by many native tribes in North America for centuries and is considered one of natures most nutrient dense substances. In the body it is a powerful tonic with adaptogenic properties, helping balance the androgen/estrogen ratios in the body. Modulating endocrine and hormone imbalances, improving immune function and reducing inflammation. As an anti-oxidant pine pollen stimulates the production of superoxide dismutase (SOD), a strong free radical scavenger in the liver heart and brain. It has also been shown to lower cholesterol, stimulate liver regeneration and have anti-tumor effects. Over all it enhances the bodies functions and in my opinion is a greatly under utilized natural resource.
If you would like to know more about Pine Pollen I highly recommend the book “Pine Pollen, ancient medicine for the new millennium” by Stephen Harrod Buhner.