Pine Needle Tea
Pine Tea has a pleasant taste and smell. They are not only delicious but they are also rich in components linked to better health. They are 3 to 5 inches in size and are deep forest green colour. Depending on the region it is grown, the length and breadth of the needles vary. The trees themselves can reach heights of up to 55 meters (180 feet).
Where are they found?
Pine trees are found across the continent and are predominant in Europe, Asia, Mediterranean Africa, North America and various island countries. They have a waxy layer and withstand harsh climatic conditions. They can forage year-round.
Ancient Usage & History
Pine is a traditional remedy for coughs, colds, allergies, and urinary tract and sinus infections. Topically, pine is used to address skin infections and to lessen joint inflammation in arthritic conditions. Native people across the continent — including the Cherokee, Chippewa, Iroquois, Apache, Hopi and countless other groups — have used over twenty species of pine in a similar medicinal fashion
Benefits of Pine Tea
Pine needles are rich in Vitamin C (5 times the concentration of Vitamin C found in Lemons). They can fight against cold & Flu. Vitamin C also increases immunity power. They are also used to treat some respiratory conditions. They can also improve vision. They produce free radicals hence reducing the symptoms of ageing & stress.
How to make Pine needle Tea
A Pine needle is best when consumed as a tea. Steps to make Pine tea are quite simple and they are widely consumed as a tea. You can add 100 gms of finely chopped pine needles to water. Boil it for 2–6mins until the water becomes half. Strain the leaves and consume. You can also boil the water first and infuse pine needle leaves into it.
Other uses of Pine needle
Along with its myriad medicinal applications, pine is a source of lumber, food, essential oil production, and incense. They are also available as aroma oils and extracts. The oils can be used as disinfectants and food flavouring.
Precaution while taking Pine needle
While the pine needle tea has a plethora of benefits, please consult a physician before use to know if it may suit your body condition. Please avoid consuming it if you are pregnant /breastfeeding mother.
- Rich Source of Vitamin C & A
- Promotes youthful skin
- Improves eyesight
- Used in the treatment of cold and flu
- Helps to relax and de-stress