Overview

Korean pine is a tree that grows in parts of Asia. The nuts of Korean pine are eaten as a food. The nuts, needles, bark, and resin are used as medicine.

Korean pine is used for earaches, nosebleeds, to increase milk production during breastfeeding, weight loss, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Korean pine nut oil increases levels of certain hormones that make people feel full. This might help people lose weight.

Uses & Effectiveness ?

Insufficient Evidence for

  • Abnormal levels of cholesterol or blood fats (dyslipidemia). Early research shows that Korean pine needle extract doesn't improve levels of blood fats in people with borderline dyslipidemia.
  • Obesity.
  • Earaches.
  • Nosebleeds.
  • Increasing milk production during breast-feeding.
  • Parasites.
  • Burns.
  • Wound healing.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of Korean pine for these uses.

Side Effects

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Korean pine is safe. Korean pine nut might cause allergic reactions in some people.

Special Precautions and Warnings

When taken by mouth: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Korean pine is safe. Korean pine nut might cause allergic reactions in some people. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Korean pine is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

Allergy to pine and related plants: Korean pine nut might cause allergic reactions in some people. People who are sensitive to pine trees should avoid Korean pine nut.

Interactions ?

    Moderate Interaction

    Be cautious with this combination

  • Medications for high blood pressure (Antihypertensive drugs) interacts with KOREAN PINE

    Korean pine nut oil might decrease blood pressure. Taking it along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.

    Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), Amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDiuril), furosemide (Lasix), and many others.

Dosing

The appropriate dose of Korean pine depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for Korean pine. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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