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.
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.
- Increasing milk production during breast-feeding.
- Wound healing.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
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.
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.
Be cautious with this combination
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