What Are The Health Benefits of Pine Needle Tea?
Pine needle tea helps to increase mental clarity, defeat infectious disease and knock out cancer. Pine needles are a good source of vitamin A, an antioxidant essential for healthy vision, skin and hair regeneration and red blood cell production.
The needles also have several times more vitamin C than fresh orange juice and were used by the early settlers of North America to avoid scurvy — a disease associated with vitamin C deficiency. Due to their high concentration of antioxidants, pine needles are potent immunity booster. The tea is used as an antiseptic wash when cooled.
The oil in pine needles, like that found in eucalyptus, protects against a number of health issues and harmful organisms.
With more than a hundred varieties of pine trees in North America alone, it is important that you use the correct pine needles, as some varieties may contain toxins or cause negative side effects.
- Strengthens immunity
- Relieves bronchial and sinus infections
- Disinfects mildew, yeast spores and Escherichia coli
- Protects against the common cold and flu
- Neutralizes free radicals
- Guards against muscle degeneration, eye diseases and nervous system disorders
- Useful for treating eczema, Athlete’s foot, psoriasis, dandruff, acne, boils, sclerosis, allergies, kidney stones, hypertension, obesity, depression and tumors.
Pine needle tea is one of the most potent anti-oxidants there is and it’s known to treat cancer, inflammation, stress and depression, pain and respiratory infections. Pine tea also kills parasites.
The medicinal benefits of drinking pine needle tea relate to the cardiovascular, circulatory, immune and respiratory systems, in addition to its antioxidant activity and ability to prevent degenerative and chronic diseases. These beneficial effects are the result of high levels of vitamin C, vitamin A, polyphenolic compounds, B vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium and phosphorous.