Pine Cone's health benefits are not limited to the cold relief. Boosts immune system. The phytoncides (the oils in the pine cones), have anti-inflammatory properties and make the body more resistant to infections and colds. Aids with stomach issues. Young pine cones are known for their ability to alleviate gastritis and ulcers pains. Detoxifies. Pine cones are abundant in antioxidants. Tannins what are found in the pine cones help the liver converting toxins into waste products and cleanse the blood.