Benefits of Pine Needle Tea

When we think of pine needles, one envisions clusters of them under a tree waiting to be raked up. Your pets track them into the house and they stick to the bottom of your shoes. As negative as this sounds, there is a positive side to pine needles. You can actually make tea out of them and it’s very beneficial for you.

Pine Needles

For many centuries, many Native Americans used pine needles to make a tea that could ward off colds and pump the body full of vitamin C. Its benefits still hold today. You can also get pine oil which has many benefits.

Pine Needles

*Rich in vitamin C, it supports our immune system and tackle infections.

*Rich in vitamin A, it supports eye health, hair growth, acne and wrinkle reduction, and skin regeneration.

*As an Expectorant pine needle tea can break up mucus and expel it from your lungs. It’s also great for those battling a sinus infection.

*Improves circulation by increases the production of red blood cells. This increases oxygen throughout your organs thus boosting energy levels and inhibiting anemia.

Pine Oil

*Potent Anti-oxidant – pine oil can neutralize free radicals thus slowing down the aging process.

*Anti-Viral – with more vitamin C than oranges, pine oil or pine needle tea can protect you from the common cold and the flu.

*Disinfectant – you may have seen many cleaning products and air fresheners that contain pine in them. Pine oil has the capacity to kill germs like mold, E. coli, and spores.

*Treats athlete’s foot, psoriasis, eczema, acne, and dandruff

Making Pine Needle Tea

This couldn’t be any easier. Only pick needles from a tree that has not been sprayed or treated with chemicals. Pick the needles closest to the ends of the branches and trim the roots off them. Put them in a pot of boiling water and let them soak and infuse for about one hour. Strain and enjoy.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. It’s not intended to offer any medical advice whatsoever. If you have any health concerns, see your healthcare provider.

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