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Pine needle tea is one of the most potent anti-oxidants there is in nature. Why is it such a secret?
The reason is pine needles have incredible healing powers but there are some varieties of pine needles like certain varieties of mushrooms that are toxic to us. So consult with an herbalist for safety if you are picking your own pine needles.

It hits all the Covid symptoms and vulnerabilities: including respiratory infections, blood clots, circulation,also kills parasites.

Details of the Benefits:
Strengthens the immune system-high in Vitamin C
Prevents respiratory infections
Stimulate circulation
Halts blood clots
Improves cognition
Improves eyes , hair and red blood cell production due to high levels of Vitamin A
Relieves cough

Spotlight Benefit – Alkaline for Reducing Inflammation:
It is extremely important to keep your body’s PH level in balance. You want to be always in an alkaline state. An Acidic body is a breeding ground for disease. Electrolytes will not only keep you hydrated but will also balance PH.
Pine needle tea is a natural electrolyte and very hydrating. Sea salt is also a natural electrolyte. Normal sea salt has between 16-24 minerals but Himalayan salt has 87 minerals which is the exact same saline as your blood. So toss out your table salt and replace it with Himalayan salt.


Sources for Pine Needles
There is one primary American supplier (Etsy) for the pine needles) that I am aware of at this point with 3 quality listings, each from a different East Coast wildcrafter:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/966522916/eastern-white-pine-needles-1-lb
https://www.etsy.com/listing/728484784/blue-ridge-mountains-pine-needles
https://www.etsy.com/listing/681617302/north-eastern-appalachian-white-pine-tea
Here is the main reference link for new wildcrafters when they post their harvests:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/235866986/pine-needles-fresh-cut-or-dried

How to Prepare It:

Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Steep Time: 40 minutes or overnight for more potency 
Total Time: 45 minutes 
Yields: 6-7 servings

Ingredients
½ cup fresh pine needles
6-7 cups of water
Added Benefit
1 tsp of Shilajit: Ayurvedic remedy to fight fatigue

Directions

Instructions
To begin with, collect or purchase fresh pine needles. A small handful should be sufficient for a strong cup of tea.
Cut off any of the brown ends or sheaths of the needles – they can also just be pulled off. Chop the needles into 1/4 inch chunks
Bring a pot of water to boil, and then add in the freshly cut pine needles.
Cover the pot with a lid and allow the needles to steep for 3-4 minutes.
Remove the pot from heat, but keep it covered and allow it to continue steeping.
Once all the needles have sunk to the bottom and the tea has cooled, pour through a strainer into a cup and enjoy!


Dosage: 3 cups per day or more of any desired strength (based on the quantity of needles added to a french press or teapot) with an approximate 1-3 tablespoons of needles per cup of near boiling water. This is a maintenance health-building dose.
Stronger amounts of needles to water can be used therapeutically. If it feels too acidic (due to the vitamin C) for your system, moderate the quantity and complement the tea with alkalizing food and dark green herbs or sea vegetables.