Using The Forest To Heal You | The Powerful Pine Needle Tea (Recipe)

Pine needle tea is one of the most potent anti-oxidants there is in nature. Not only can it help benefit your overall…

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Kristine Bahr

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Pine needle tea is one of the most potent anti-oxidants there is in nature. Not only can it help benefit your overall health, but it can also make an excellent addition to Covid treatment. Most people do not realize the healing powers it has on the body, and it can not be left a secret anymore. This article will list the powerful benefits of pine needles, and how to make a healing pine needle tea. 

What Pine Needles Can Do For You:

  • Help and prevent respiratory infections
  • Prevent/ stops blood clotting
  • Aid in circulation 
  • Kills parasites
  • Strengthens the immune system (High in Vitamin C)
  • Improve cognition and brain health
  • Improve eyes, hair, and red blood cell production (Due to high levels of Vitamin A)
  • Relieves coughs and cold symptoms 
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Restores your body’s PH (Maintains the body’s natural alkaline state)
  • And more…

Are you ready to jumpstart your health and make the tea? Before you start to make it, check with an herbalist to make sure your pine needles are safe for consumption. Here’s the tea recipe: 

How To Prepare It:

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

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


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


  •  3 cups per day or more of any desired strength (based on the quantity of needles added to a french press or teapot).
  • Approximately 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) moderate the quantity and complement the tea with alkalizing food, dark green herbs, or sea vegetables.

Important Safety Information And Legal Disclaimer:

Certain varieties of Pine needles can be toxic, so please consult an herbalist for safety when picking your own pine needles.

Did you know? Pine needle tea (unlike most teas) is also very hydrating as pine needles have natural electroless 

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