Pine, an evergreen tree of great economic importance. Pines are conifers (cone-bearing trees) related to firs, cedars, larches, hemlocks, and araucarias. Pines make up the genus Pinus of the family Pinaceae. There are more than 90 recognized species, all native to the Northern Hemisphere. Most pines are found in areas with a temperate climate, but a few grow in mountainous tropical regions. About 30 species are native to the United States.
Thinking allows us to solve problems, plan ahead and defend ourselves from outside threats. It's what separates us from "lower" life-forms like plants, right? Well, maybe not.
Many people think of cinnamon simply as a condiment that makes sweet treats taste even better, but the spice has had many, diverse uses over time. Could it have some medicinal properties, too?