Piñon (or pinyon) are evergreen conifers, a kind of tree and the source of pinyon (or piñon) nuts. There are eight species (and several related species) of piñon.
- botanical information
- magick correspondences and uses
- traditional Western medicine
- Ayurvedic herbalism
Closeup of Single-leaf Pinyon (Pinus monophylla), showing single leaves and immature cones. Tree is on west slope of Pah Rah Range at approx. 1500 m (5000 ft) elevation. At or near northwest limit of distribution.
Botanical name: Pinus subsection Cembroides
Common name: piñon, pinyon
Use the botanical name when ordering seeds (bulbs, etc.) or when looking up information in the library. Common names vary by nation, culture, and region, and sometimes the same common name is applied to different plants.
There are eight species of true pinyons (Pinus subsection Cembroides):
- Pinus cembroides Ð Mexican Pinyon
- Pinus orizabensis Ð Orizaba Pinyon
- Pinus johannis Ð Johanns Pinyon or Border Pinyon (includes P. discolor)
- Pinus culminicola Ð Potosi Pinyon
- Pinus remota Ð Texas Pinyon or Papershell Pinyon
- Pinus edulis Ð Colorado Pinyon or Two-needle Pinyon
- Pinus monophylla Ð Single-leaf Pinyon
- Pinus quadrifolia Ð Parry Pinyon (includes P. juarezensis).
These additional species are also related and mostly called pinyons:
- Pinus rzedowskii Ð Rzedowskis Pine (Mexico)
- Pinus pinceana Ð Weeping Pinyon (Mexico)
- Pinus maximartinezii Ð Big-cone Pinyon (Mexico)
- Pinus nelsonii Ð Nelsons Pinyon (Mexico)
- the three bristlecone pines (high mountains of the SouthWest United States)
- the Lacebark Pines (Asia)
Family: Pinaceae (pine)
magickal correspondences and uses:
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health care uses:
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Pinenuts are an excellent food for those who have Vata constitution or those on an anti-Vata diet (high degree for reducing Vata).
For more information, see the article on Ayurvedic medicine.
Some herbs may be poisonious under some conditions. Exercise appropriate care.
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