Overview

Monterey pine (Pinus radiata) is a tree native to coastal California and Mexico. People use the bark to make medicine.

Monterey pine is now grown throughout the world and commonly used for timber. As medicine, Monterey pine bark contains chemicals that might help reduce swelling.

People use Monterey pine for migraines, mental function, and heart disease, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any uses.

Don't confuse Monterey pine with similar trees, including Dwarf Pine Needle, Fir, Ground Pine, Korean Pine, Maritime Pine, or Poplar.

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