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Pine Needle Tea: Benefits & How to Make It

Did you know pine needle tea is a powerhouse of phenolic compounds and plant sterols? Once you infuse these needle-like “leaves” you will release the magical aroma within and reap the full benefits of what pine needle tea has to offer.

Pine needle tea has been considered an important medicinal tool for indigenous cultures for thousands of years. While formal research is somewhat limited on the subject, the anecdotal evidence of its benefits is undeniable.

The best benefits of pine needle tea may include maximizing the immune system, improving vision, preventing respiratory infections, stimulating circulation, increasing cognitive performance, strengthening heart health, and speeding healing.

Pine needle tea contains a rich extract of Carotenoids and Vitamin-A, which both help with vision improvement.

It can be used as an expectorant for cough and helps to relieve chest congestion and respiratory problems. Pine needle tea is good for easing a sore throat.

It is rich in Vitamin-C, which can bring relief to conditions such as heart disease, varicose veins, and skin complaints. Improving hair, skin regeneration and red blood cell production.

Pine Needle Tea and Covid Vaccine Side effects:

Many people now believe pine needles may be able to offer protection from Covid spike proteins. There is a potential antidote to the current spike protein contagion which is called Suramin. It’s found in many forests around the world, in Pine needles. Suramin has inhibitory effects against components of the coagulation cascade and against the inappropriate replication and modification of RNA and DNA. Excessive coagulation causes blood clots, mini-clots, strokes, and unusually heavy menstrual cycles. Pine needles not only contain Suramin, a large molecule that’s touted for various medicinal effects, but also Shikimic acid. Shikimic acid is the basis for Tamiflu, and it’s the molecule found in Chinese Medicine herb Star Anise, used to cure plagues and respiratory illness. One study published in ResearchGate confirms that Shikimic acid offers antiplatelet-aggregating activity, meaning it helps halt blood clots.

Pine needle tea is one of the most potent antioxidants there is, and it’s known to treat cancer, inflammation, stress and depression, pain, and respiratory infections. Pine tea also kills parasites. These vitamins and phytonutrients protect your cells from damage by substances referred to as free radicals, and this may help prevent various chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.

Good for Your Heart

The flavourful tea may also offer benefits for your heart. Pine needles may be able to assist in the metabolism of lipids, according to a 2005 study published in the Journal of the Korean Society of Food Culture. It also has anti-inflammatory properties that may help prevent the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein, which is the bad cholesterol that causes the build-up of plaque along your artery walls.

Making Pine Needle Tea

To make your own pine needle tea, first wash your fresh, green needles. Then cut off the ends and roll the needles in your hands to release the oil. Place the needles in a pot of water and bring to the boil, then turn off the heat and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain and enjoy.

Before you consume any tea or extract made from plants, be sure you know what plants you’re using. Not all pine trees are suitable, and some conifers — such as English Yew trees — are toxic. Do not consume pine needle tea during pregnancy, as it may cause miscarriage. Experts recommend using Eastern White pine, Douglas Fir, and Noble Fir as safe to drink. Also be aware pine needle tea may interact in unexpected ways with prescription medications, most of which are toxic all by themselves.

Disclaimer: This article is for information purpose only and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual doctors or nutritionists. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.

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