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Maritime Pine Bark

Other Names: Maritime Pine, Maratime Bark, Cluster Pine, Pinheiro Bravo, Pi Maritim, Pi Pinastre, Pino Maritimo, Pino Resinero, Pino Rodeno, Pinus Pinaster, Pinus Maritima
Traditional Usages: Asthma, Hay Fever, Arthritis, Viral Diseases, Chronic Venous Insufficiency, CVI, (a syndrome that includes Leg Swelling and Varicose Veins). Pain, Itching, Skin Ulcers, Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Improved Memory, Menstrual Cramp, Fatigue, Constipation and Anxiety. Lupus, Tinnitus, High Blood Pressure, Impotence, Cellulitis, 
Resources: France, Gibraltar, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Algeria and South Africa
Parts Used: Bark, resin (The Maritine Pine tree can grow up to 30-40 metres)
Administration Methods;
Dosages: 25 - 300 milligrams per day
Herb Action: Anti-oxidant
Health Warning: Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding and if taking medications for Diabetes or Blood Pressure - Consult with your medical doctor.

Maritime Pine Bark - Herbal remedy for ADHD:  Maritime Pine Bark is used mainly in extract form for its antioxidant properties although its needles are recognized for their vitamin C. Antioxidants have been determined by many researchers to play a significant role in repairing and protecting the body’s cells. They help to protect against free radicals which are damaging. Free radicals have been considered as a possible contributing factor in ADD/ADHD. Maritime Pine Bark is only one of the anti-oxidant herbs currently recommended. One capsule of 100 milligrams can be taken daily.

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