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Materials: white pine needles
Pine needle tea has a pleasant taste and smell (always a good start).
It is rich in vitamin C (5 times the concentration of vitamin C found in lemons) and can bring relief to conditions such as heart disease, varicose veins, skin complaints and fatigue.
Vitamin C is also an immune system booster which means that pine needle tea can help to fight illness, infections and viruses.
Pine needle tea also contains high levels of Vitamin A, which is good for your eyesight, improves hair and skin regeneration and improves red blood cell production.
It can be used as an expectorant for coughs and to help relieve chest congestion; it is also good for sore throats.
It brings you clarity and mental clearness.
It can help with depression, obesity, allergies and high blood pressure.
Pine needles contain antioxidants. These reduce free radicals, which are harmful to humans and can cause disease.
Let pine needles soak in boiling water on your stove and it will add a crisp pine smell all over the house.
1/2 TBS per cup of tea, or more/less to your taste. Let steep for as long as you like. Drink as is or sweeten with honey.